Book on Progressive Counting Therapy

Progressive Counting (PC)

Progressive Counting Within A Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment

Book Learning Program

Based on the (included) book: Greenwald, R. (2013). Progressive Counting within a phase model of trauma-informed treatment. New York: Routledge.

Description: This book teaches a clear rationale and a systematic approach to trauma-informed treatment. The content and methods are research-supported and proven effective. The trauma resolution procedure, Progressive Counting, is efficient, effective, relatively easy to master, and well tolerated by clients. This book takes the reader step by step through the treatment process, using scripted exercises to teach hands-on skills.


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Four Keys to Effective Psychotherapy

  • Chapter 1: Understanding Trauma
  • Chapter 2: The Structure of Trauma-informed Treatment
  • Chapter 3: The Research on This Treatment Approach
  • Chapter 4: Setting Up Treatment
  • Chapter 5: Trauma History
  • Chapter 6: Trauma-Informed Case Formulation
  • Chapter 7: Making a Treatment Contract
  • Chapter 8: Safety and Stabilization
  • Chapter 9: Coping Skills
  • Chapter 10: Enhancing Attachment
  • Chapter 11: Trauma Resolution with PC
  • Chapter 12: PC Problem-Solving
  • Chapter 13: After Trauma Resolution
  • Chapter 14: Case Examples
  • Chapter 15: Challenging Cases: Applying the Model


  • A – Trauma-Informed Treatment Information and Resources
  • B – Brief Tools for Obtaining Client Feedback
  • C – Scripts and Forms
    • Trauma History
    • Case Formulation
    • Self Control Skills
    • Parent Protector
    • Attachment Visualization
    • Progressive Counting
    • PC Quick Guide
    • Safe Place
    • Float Back
    • Container


Learning Objectives: 

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 using PC.
  • Problem-solve a challenging case using the trauma treatment framework.

Completion Requirements

Attendees must read the book in its entirety. You will be provided with a log-in for our Moodle online training platform. Following completion of the book, you must complete an evaluation as well as get a passing score of at least 90% on a quiz to receive credit. You will be allowed one retake of the quiz.

Certificates will be available after training completion and be sent via provided email in PDF form and on your online Moodle training page within 5 business days of evaluation completion. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our training coordinator at

Progressive Counting Home Study Program


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