Full Course Description

2-Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop: EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions to Move Clients from Surviving to Thriving

Program Information


  1. Analyze the brain regions involved in trauma.
  2. Communicate the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.
  3. Determine how clinicians can assess for simple, complex, and intergenerational trauma.
  4. Characterize how bottom-up techniques like grounding and breathwork can increase felt safety in clients.
  5. Specify methods clinicians can use to gauge when clients are ready for intense trauma work.
  6. Determine how narrative therapy exercises can be employed in session to help clients talk about hotspots.
  7. Specify how somatic approaches can be used to address the physical symptoms of trauma survivors.
  8. Determine how exposure, titration and pendulation can be used to “slow” emotions in clients.
  9. Communicate how EMDR-based techniques can be used with clients to resolve traumatic memories.
  10. Differentiate between EMDR, EFT and neuromodulation approaches.
  11. Develop plans for working with anger, resistance, and suicidality in clients who’ve experienced trauma.
  12. Communicate the potential risks and limitations of trauma treatment techniques.


The Neuroscience of Trauma and Mechanisms of Change

Connect Clients to a Diagnosis: Trauma Assessment Tools

Stabilize Your Clients Prior to Trauma Work

Proven Skills and Techniques from Evidence-Based Approaches:

EMDR-Based Techniques: Resolve Traumatic Memories

Narrative Therapy Exercises: Rewrite Traumatic Experiences

Solutions to Trauma Treatment Roadblocks

Reintegration and Post-Traumatic Growth

Research, Limitations and Potential Risks

Copyright : 06/06/2019

Trauma Treatment at Home: Tools and Tips for Recovery Using Telehealth

Program Information


  1. Practice bottom-up and top-down techniques clients can begin using immediately at home.
  2. Utilize at least two behavioural activation techniques clients can utilize while at home.
  3. Theorize how the therapeutic alliance may be enhanced when working with clients remotely.


Telehealth and the Therapeutic Alliance: What to watch out for and how to enhance the alliance with traumatized clients

Help Clients Stay Connected and Active: Social and behavioural activation when you can’t be together

Bottom-Up Trauma Treatment Techniques: At Home Strategies for Clients to Use Immediately

Top-Down Trauma Treatment Techniques: At Home Strategies for Clients to Use Immediately

Copyright : 15/04/2020