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Progressive Counting Training

Progressive Counting (PC)

a PC (progressive counting) training program

Progressive Counting

An effective, efficient, well tolerated trauma treatment

39 CEs, 12 EMDRIA CEs

Progressive Counting (PC) is a fairly new research-supported trauma treatment that is effective, efficient, well-tolerated by clients, and relatively easy to master. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for using Progressive Counting with clients of all ages who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. This in-depth training will cover trauma theory, impact of trauma and loss, identification and assessment of traumatized clients, and directly helping clients to manage their symptoms, resolve their trauma/loss memories, and prepare to cope effectively with future challenges. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain how past trauma or loss can lead to ongoing problem behaviors or symptoms.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive trauma-informed treatment plan.
  • Teach clients how to control their anxiety, impulsive/acting-out behavior, and other symptoms.
  • Help clients to face and work through their trauma/loss memories.
  • Problem-solve a challenging case using the trauma treatment framework.

The training program involves lecture, demonstration, and in-class practice. This is an experiential training, and part of the learning is to practice the interventions with other participants. Although participants are always in charge of what they disclose, many individuals have reported that their participation led to facing personal issues. Participants should be mental health professionals (or grad students/interns) with an active psychotherapy caseload.  Full documentation can be found here and the daily agenda can be found here.

Continuing education: Review the information regarding continuing education here. It is important to check with your state board to verify your requirements. Continuing education hours are not available for consultation time, reading requirements, or prerequisites.

PC Certification

This training will qualify as the first step towards Certification in Progressive Counting.

Adult, Teen, or Child Focus

All of the programs listed below provide the standard PC training, and you can attend any with the confidence that you’re receiving the PC training. However, there is slight variation from one program to another, reflecting how the trauma-informed therapy approach, featuring PC, is used with clients of different ages. For example, the Teen focus includes a goal-setting motivational interview. Most of our listed courses include an Adult + Child focus.

PC/Child Focus was previously called Child & Adolescent Trauma Treatment Intensive.

“It is the VERY BEST PROGRAM that I have attended in my 30 years of work in Mental Health at the Board of Education. The participants felt the same.”

        Cristina Casanova, M.Ed.
        Citywide Co-ordinator of Professional Staff Development, Board of Education, New York City.

PC/Teen Focus was previously called Treating Problem Behaviors.

“I found the material exceptionally accessible and practical. After attending the training I literally begin using the interventions in my next session. The structure and creativity of this system is transforming my already successful practice treating juvenile sex offenders.”

        Galyn Forster, MS, LPC
        Past President, Oregon Adolescent Sex Offender Treatment Network
        Co-Author of Tell It Like It Is: A Resource For Youth In Treatment. Safer Society Press, 1998.


Ricky Greenwald, PsyD | Annie Monaco, LCSW-R | Kriss Jarecki, LCSW-R | Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW-R | Nicole Wolasz, LCSW-R | Denise Houston, LPC | Lindsay Farrar, LMHC | Cindy Arnold, LCMHC | Rebecca Chapman, PsyD

Text book (included):

Time to completion: Normally, you’ll complete your PC training with your group, as scheduled. However, if you should miss one or more days, you’ll have a year from the first class session to make it up. Up to an additional year may be allowed in exceptional circumstances, and with the approval of TICTI.

Upcoming Trainings Led by TICTI Faculty

Upcoming Trainings Led by TICTI Affiliates

Special Needs: Requests for special accommodations should be directed to our training coordinator at

All trainings listed on this website are open to the public. To schedule a closed training for your group or agency, contact the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute. Individuals may also organize trainings and receive a discount on tuition.

Cancellations Policy: Our training cancellations policy can be found here.

Grievance Policy: Our training grievance policy can be found here.

Returns Policy: Our returns policy can be found here.

Questions: If you have any questions about this training, please contact our trainings department at

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