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3-Day: Intensive Trauma Therapist Certification Training: Safe and Effective Stabilization and Treatment Techniques for PTSD and Complex Trauma

Heidi Green, PsyD
Approx. 19 Hours
Nov 08, 2023
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Our comprehensive certification program is designed to equip you with the skills and techniques to become the trauma therapist clients desperately need.

During this training, you’ll delve deep into the multifaceted world of trauma treatment, unraveling its complexities one thread at a time. From single incident trauma to complex traumas, you’ll cover it all, including traumas stemming from sexual assault, childhood abuse, domestic violence, war, and more.

By immersing yourself in our transformative curriculum, you’ll not only get a profound understanding of the spectrum of traumatic experiences – but finish knowing exactly how to confidently work with them in the clients you see in your office each day.

You’ll explore a wide range of evidence-based treatment modalities and a diverse array of issues that arise in clinical practice, equipping you with the tools you need to provide tailored treatment to each unique case…

…so your clients can overcome their traumatic pasts and reclaim their lives.

Taught by trauma expert, clinical psychologist and author Dr. Heidi Green, you’ll finish this course ready to offer evidence-based treatment to survivors, whether they meet criteria for a trauma-related clinical diagnosis or not.

Watch Dr. Green as she shows you how you can:

  • Master the DSM-5® Classification of Trauma & Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Assess for psychological trauma including PTSD and complex trauma
  • Recognize and navigate the complexities of trauma-related symptoms and comorbidities
  • Facilitate emotional stabilization and set the stage for safe processing of traumatic experiences
  • Make informed decisions about modality choice based on the latest research and evidence
  • And much more!

PLUS when you complete this training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through Evergreen Certifications at no additional cost – letting clients know you’re ready to guide them toward lasting healing and resilience.

Don’t wait – start your journey today and purchase now!


  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)*!
  • Simply complete this training and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CCTP designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following completion.
*Professional standards apply. Visit for professional requirements.


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Heidi Green, PsyD's Profile

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Dr. Heidi Green, is a highly respected clinical psychologist and trauma therapist who trained at a world-renowned center for trauma and addiction treatment, Psychological Counseling Services, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Now in private practice, Dr. Green has become a leading expert in trauma healing and personal empowerment. She’s made national television appearances on “The List” as a trusted mental health authority and is the author of The Path to Self-Love and World Domination in which she captures her journey from insecurity and self-doubt to emotional recovery and self-acceptance with humor, humility, compassion, and a saucy spirit. Her therapeutic specialties include trauma, self-esteem, codependency, body image, boundaries, healthy sexuality, depression, anxiety, crisis intervention, and more. Using some of today’s most in-demand evidence-based treatments like DBT and EMDR, Dr. Green is recognized for her remarkable ability to connect with individuals and guide them on a transformative journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and improved well-being.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Heidi Green maintains a private practice and receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Heidi Green is a member of the American Psychological Association.

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  1. Assess clients for indicators of unprocessed traumatic memories.  
  2. Utilize CAPS-5, SCID, PSS-I, PCL-5 and other appropriate clinical evidence-based assessments to identify traumatic events and PTSD diagnosis. 
  3. Assess clients for racial trauma and/or stress from discrimination. 
  4. Differentiate between hyper-arousal and hypo-arousal signals in clients. 
  5. Employ an evidence-based Three Phase Model in trauma treatment.  
  6. Analyze how therapeutic presence facilitates positive therapeutic relationships and effective therapy through the lens of Polyvagal Theory. 
  7. Determine how clinicians can utilize adjunctive interventions like yoga and mindfulness to help clients regulate arousal and stabilize.  
  8. Employ breathing and somatic interventions clients can use when they are in acute distress. 
  9. Apply culturally relevant information to treatment plans and to build working alliance with clients before trauma processing.  
  10. Assess clients to determine which are good candidates for trauma processing. 
  11. Analyze factors to consider in choosing the appropriate trauma processing model for a client.  
  12. Integrate effective adaptions when working with bi-lingual clients or neurodiverse clients. 
  13. Evaluate signs that clients are making progress during trauma processing. 
  14. Differentiate the benefits and potential drawbacks of EMDR, IFS and SE to establish which might best fit a particular client’s needs.  
  15. Determine what to include in your clinical documentation when working with PTSD.
  16. Competently assist a client experiencing a flashback in session. 
  17. Build an understanding of the neurocognitive function of trauma-related disassociation.
  18. Assist clients in grounding into the present moment when trauma triggers are activated. 
  19. Build a competence base in the treatment of betrayal trauma. 
  20. Understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on the risk of developing mental illnesses, addictions, and chronic medical diseases.


Introduction to Trauma: Setting the Stage for Transformative Treatment

  • Unveiling the nature of trauma
  • Illuminating the effects of trauma
  • Decoding the neuroscience of trauma
  • Trauma assessment tools and diagnosis
  • Navigating the phases of trauma treatment

Developmental Trauma: What You Need to Know

  • Assessing trauma and posttraumatic outcomes
  • Attachment theory
  • Family of origin trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACE Test

Grounding and Regulation Techniques: Effectively Reduce Distress, Regulate Intense Emotions, and Create Stability in Clients

  • Forge a safe container for healing
  • Distress reduction and affect regulation strategies
  • Mindfulness for present-moment awareness and self-compassion
  • Pendulation and titration for more gentle healing and integration
  • Focused breathing tools to restore balance and release tension

Single-Incident Trauma & Stress-Related Disorders

  • Treating the effects of acute trauma
  • Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology of trauma
  • Acute, PTSD
  • Personality disorders and trauma
  • Anxiety disorders and trauma
  • Depressive disorders and trauma
  • Eating disorders and trauma
  • Psychotic disorders and trauma

Cognitive Approaches to Trauma Therapy

  • Psychoeducation tools to help clients take charge of their healing journey
  • Cognitive interventions to challenge negative thought patterns and enhance coping skills
  • Prolonged exposure strategies to gradually process distressing memories, emotions, and triggers
  • Research, risks and limitations

Somatic Approaches to Trauma Therapy: 4 Keys to Unlocking the Body’s Wisdom for Trauma Healing

  • How somatic experiencing facilitates the release and integration of traumatic experiences
  • Body-based tools to reconnect clients with their bodies and foster resilience
  • Movement-based techniques to release trauma through embodied experiences
  • Insights into polyvagal theory and its application to trauma therapy
  • Research, risks and limitations

IFS and Narrative Therapy to Process Emotional Pain

  • Storytelling and emotional processing - bringing meaning to client’s emotional responses
  • The imprint of trauma: Parts work and Internal Family Systems
  • How the “trauma egg” exercise helps clients process past emotional pain
  • Research, risks and limitations

EMDR: A Rapid, Safe and Proven Trauma Treatment

  • Core principles, techniques, and applications in trauma therapy
  • Desensitization, reprocessing, and the integration of adaptive beliefs
  • EMDR process and bilateral stimulation
  • Techniques for stabilizing clients who get triggered in session
  • Research, risks and limitations

Trauma Subgroups

  • Military trauma
  • Sexual trauma
  • Inter-generational trauma
  • C-PTSD
  • Collective trauma
  • Treating trauma in children

Cultural Sensitivity in Trauma Treatment: Nurturing Trust and Healing Across Diverse Communities

  • Trust building
  • Tools to promote cultural humility and empower individuals to heal from racial trauma
  • Explore the intersection of poverty and trauma
  • Working with neurodiverse clients
  • Overcoming language barriers
  • Cultural attitudes towards therapy

Transforming Care through Trauma- Informed Practices: Nurturing Self-Worth, Self-Compassion, and Therapist Resilience

  • Trauma and self-worth interventions to rebuilding a positive sense of self
  • Cultivating self-compassion in trauma recovery
  • Self-care practices, boundary setting, and strategies for managing vicarious trauma and burnout

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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