Trauma

NEW – Courage to Change: Helping Parents of Addicts Evolve
This workshop will provide clinicians with the tools and direction needed to work with parents whose children are addicts. Read More>


The Enduring Trauma of Racism and Oppression: Ethical and Cultural Considerations for Authentic Therapists
Our work as trauma professionals and clinicians requires us to see beyond race and culture when working with our clients. As a result, many of us tend to miss the pivotal role that racism and oppression plays in the way that our clients view their trauma and themselves. Read More>


NEW – Enhancing Therapy With Yoga and Breath Work: An integrative approach to calming and grounding trauma survivors
Art Art Therapy is a highly effective “best practice” treatment modality in working with trauma survivors from childhood through adulthood. Read More>


Expressive Therapy Intensive: Using Psychodrama and Other Creative Modalities to Process Counter-transference When Working with Traumatized Clients
This intensive experiential workshop series will help clinicians who have trained and worked in the field of trauma tap into their own triggers and vulnerabilities while attuning to their physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs. Read More>


Food for Thought: Eating Disorders and Trauma Survivors
Many clinicians treat eating-disordered clients with varying degrees of success. It is a difficult, persistent problem that is particularly challenging because of it chronicity and high relapse rate. Read More>


NEW – From Trauma to Curiosity: Connecting to Animals and Nature
This seminar will teach us how to work with Power Animals tapping into an inner place of power, even if it’s unknown, creating a very SAFE connection with oneself. Read More>


From Trauma to Intimacy: Helping Men to Connect
Connecting within a relationship is difficult enough for men! They are hardwired to think and act in different ways than women. In addition, men have been conditioned to repel authenticity and openness, affection and longing, at the expense of deeply connecting in relationship. Read More>


NEW – Healing Trauma Through Animals and Nature: Discovering The Animal Connected to You!
This presentation is an experiential workshop to will show you how to help clients reconnect to Nature, accessing their own inner animal resource as a way to help heal trauma. Read More>


Helping Clients Discover and Re-connect with their Spirituality as they Heal from Trauma
In this three hour training, co-led by Rabbi Goldberger and Lisa Ferentz, we will process the benefits of incorporating faith, spirituality and/or religious traditions into a trauma survivor’s healing work. Read More>


The Impact of Trauma on Children and Families
In this workshop, participants will increase their knowledge about how trauma, including domestic violence and abuse affects the parent’s ability to parent in a healthy, connected manner. Read More>


NEW – Introduction to Art Interventions in Trauma Treatment
This full day workshop, using demonstrations and experientials, focuses on the basic principles of Trauma-focused Art Therapy. Read More>


Introduction to Trauma-Focused Art Therapy
This full day workshop, using demonstrations and experientials, focuses on the basic principles of Trauma-focused Art Therapy. Read More>


Making the Connection: Adolescent and Adult Substance Abuse and Trauma
Trauma has been shown to adversely affect many of the neurobiological systems responsible for cognitive development and regulation of emotions and behavior. Read More>


Master Class Case Consultations: Working with Trauma
This special series is designed to help practitioners safely process difficult cases involving child, adolescent or adult trauma survivors that evoke feelings of “being stuck,” angry, frustrated, anxious , overwhelmed or afraid. Read More>


Multisensory Art Approaches to Healing Trauma
Art Art Therapy is a highly effective “best practice” treatment modality in working with trauma survivors from childhood through adulthood. Read More>


Picture This: Using Flashcard Therapy to Improve Clients’ Problem Solving, Decision Making and Distress Tolerance 
This unique 3 hour workshop will focus on how flashcards can be added to more traditional therapy paradigms as an interactive and effective technique to help adolescent and adult clients explore and visualize life skills and shore up skill base deficits. Read More>


NEW – Post-Traumatic Growth in Traumatized Clients 
This unique 3 hour workshop will focus on how flashcards can be added to more traditional therapy paradigms as an interactive and effective technique to help adolescent and adult clients explore and visualize life skills and shore up skill base deficits.  Read More>


Practical Interventions for Traumatized and Dissociative Children
Children who have suffered developmental trauma often present with hard to manage symptoms include rage reactions, forgotten behaviors, flashbacks, and dissociative shutdown states. Read More>


Qigong Movement, Meditation and Massage: Healing Trauma through Mind Body Integration – Level II
In this workshop, we will process how trauma is stored on the body, and how mind-body methods can assist clients in releasing and resolving their stored pain. Read More>


Releasing the Bonds of Shame: Restoring Dignity
Many clients live, often privately, in an internal state of inadequacy, unworthiness and self-degradation born from a powerful sense of shame.  Read More>


Retrieved Rememberings: Past-Life Regression Therapy
Ascribing to a belief in past-life or reincarnation is not a pre-requisite to experience the efficacy of Past Life Regression Therapy as a profound healing modality for trauma. Read More>


Trauma and Counter-Transference: Through the Lens of Sand Therapy
The focus of this training is on the therapist’s process when working with traumatized clients, and how the use of sand therapy can help access and process those experiences.  Read More>


Trauma Healing Through Narrative Sand Therapy – Level II
Narrative Sand Therapy helps clients represent emotional trauma and share their journey towards healing and renewal.  In this workshop, participants will learn how narrative empowers clients to externalize and give voice to their experiences. Read More>


Treating the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors in Adolescent and Adult Trauma Survivors 
Many clients with histories of prior trauma and neglect or who have attachment issues lack the ability to engage in appropriate affect regulation.  As a result, they often turn to self-destructive strategies including: self-mutilation; addictions; and eating disordered behaviors to cope and self-soothe.  In this workshop we will explore the relationship between trauma, attachment, and a cycle of self-harm. Read More>


NEW – Treating Dissociative Children and Adolescents: Treatment Resistant Symptoms 
This is a class for practitioners with a trauma background who would like to focus on some of the most difficult childhood symptoms like rage reactions, shutdown states, and somatic symptoms. Read More>


Understanding and Healing Spiritual Disconnection in Trauma Survivors 
Spirituality is increasingly a topic of discussion and study as it relates to health and a sense of meaning in life.  Less attention has been focused on damaged spirituality and its possible cognitive, emotional and psychological implications. Read More>


NEW-Understanding and Treating the Impact of Trauma, Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse in Adolescents 
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The Use of EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)in Couples with PTSD: Healing Relationships in the Shadow of Trauma
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is an evidence based experiential therapy developed by Sue Johnson, Ed.D. EFT integrates systems theory and humanistic psychology and is based on and guided by attachment theory. Read More>


Using Dance/Movement to Enhance Attachment and Healthy Embodiment in Trauma Survivors – Level II
The tools of dance/movement therapy can be especially useful when working with trauma survivors because they unify the body AND creativity as healing resources when words are not enough. Read More>


Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for Affect Regulation and Trauma Healing
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), developed by Gary Graig, has been demonstrated by research to be one of the more effective treatments for trauma. EFT uses the ancient concepts of meridian energy flow throughout our bodies to produce inner calm and healing. Read More>


Using Psychodramatic Techniques to Work with Sexually Abused Children and Adolescents
Psychodrama is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes dramatic action to create a safe, supportive setting in which to practice new and more effective roles and behaviors. Read More>


Using Visualization, Focusing, and Guided Imagery for the Management of Anxiety, Depression and Flashbacks – Level II
Oftentimes, clinicians and clients can feel “stuck” in their work together. Frustration ensues when material feels inaccessible or too frightening for clients to talk about in treatment. Read More>


When Nothing Else Works, Start at the Beginning: Attachment 101
In this workshop participants will learn how to use the context of an office, school or home visit to observe parent-child interactions and assess for healthy vs. dysfunctional parenting styles. Read More>