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Trauma Certificate Programs

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Registration for our Spring 2014 Level I and Level II Trauma Certificate Programs is now open.  

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Our exciting, state-of-the-art CEU’s provide clinicians with current theory, tools for assessment, evaluation and diagnosis, and creative treatment strategies.  The combination of didactic and experiential trainings will deepen your knowledge and re-energize your work!

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Miracles: They’re All Around Us

I know that the idea of believing in miracles might seem hokey to a lot of people.  There are pragmatists

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Reactions to the Tragedy of Flight 370

There are many tragic things surrounding the mystery of  Malaysian Flight 370, including the horrible period of anxious waiting that

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Acts of Kindness That Heal the World

My husband shared this remarkable story with me, and I wanted to pass it on to all of you. One

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Coming Soon - Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors by Lisa Ferentz

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Lisa is a dynamic and personable speaker and trainer, and I use the information I learned from her every single day in my work with clients.  She offers theory as well as practical tools for attacking even the most severe trauma issues.  This program brought clarity to many of my clients’ treatment-resistant struggles, and it brought years of disjointed training into a cohesive whole.  I am proud to be a graduate of Lisa’s Certificate program.  I am thrilled with what I learned here, and I know my clients have been well served.

– Sue H. McHenry, LCSW-C

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