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Transformative Care: A Trauma-Focused Approach to Caregiving

Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, DAAETS |  J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS, CCTP |  Thomas E Rojo Aubrey DBH
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Mar 01, 2018
AZ Trauma Institute
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Authored by experts in the field of Trauma therapy, this groundbreaking book defines a new paradigm for helping others in the 21st century. It is designed as an essential foundation for service providers to gain knowledge and skills for excelling in their role as a professional caregiver.

Transformative Care: A Trauma-Focused Approach to Caregiving goes far beyond simply defining and advocating for trauma-informed care (which has become an important new method for caregiving). Instead, it teaches the developing care provider the mastery and skillset needed to safely and effectively intervene, with a trauma-focused approach, in the lives of those who are suffering from a painful past.

Providers will learn how to facilitate healing and recovery in clients and patients lives, without overstepping the bounds of their professional scope of practice. Readers will appreciate the honest and straightforward writing style of this book, one that's been written by caregivers, for caregivers. Join us on a journey of learning to become an instrument of transformation in the lives of those who need our help.



Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, DAAETS's Profile

Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, DAAETS Related seminars and products

Vice President

International Association of Trauma Professionals

Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, DAAETS, is a retired faculty member from Ottawa University (Phoenix) where he worked for 20 years in the Behavioral Sciences and Counseling Department. Dr. Rhoton’s primary interests are training counselors to work with traumagenic family dynamics; child & family trauma; and non-egoic models of treatment.

As CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute, Dr. Rhoton has supervised multiple outpatient clinics, juvenile justice programs, and intensive outpatient substance abuse programs for adolescents, as well as day treatment programs for children and youth, adult offender programs, child and family therapeutic services, advanced training in child and adolescent trauma treatment, family therapy, and family trauma work.

Dr. Rhoton is the past president of the Arizona Trauma Therapy Network (2010-2012). He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and collaborates and consults with several Arizona community behavioral health agencies to fine tune their understanding of trauma. Dr. Rhoton serves on the Arizona Department of Health Services Trauma Informed Care (TIC) task-force as a community member. He is a gubernatorial appointee to the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Robert Rhoton is the CEO of Trauma Institute International and the Arizona Trauma Institute. He is a consultant for the Department of Child Safety (DCS). He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Rhoton receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Robert Rhoton serves on the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Adverse Childhood Experience Consortium's executive committee and the Arizona Department of health Services' (ADHS) trauma-informed care task force.

J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS, CCTP's Profile

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Compassion Unlimited

J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS, CCTP, is an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. His Ph.D. is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley–a pioneer in these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue - the world's only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. In 1998, he introduced the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training and Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency Training. These two trainings have demonstrated treatment effectiveness for the symptoms of compassion fatigue, and he published these effects in several journals. He has trained over 100,000 health professionals over the past 20 years.

Dr. Gentry was the original faculty, curriculum designer, and Associate Director of the Traumatology Institute at Florida State University. In 2001, he became the co-director and moved this institute to the University of South Florida where it became the International Traumatology Institute. In 2010, he began the International Association of Trauma Professionals - a training and certification body - for which he was the vice president.

In 2005, Hogrefe and Huber published Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery - a critically acclaimed text on the treatment of traumatic stress for which Dr. Gentry is a co-author. The Second Edition was released in 2010 and the Third Edition in 2015. He is also the author of the groundbreaking Forward-Facing® Trauma Therapy: Healing the Moral Wound. He is the co-author of Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience: Resolution and Prevention of Burnout, Toxic Stress and Compassion Fatigue, Unlocking the Keys to Human Resilience, and Transformative Care: A Trauma-Focused Approach to Caregiving. These books provide a new vision for trauma therapy in the 21st Century. He has written numerous chapters, papers, and peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. Dr. Gentry is a Master Traumatologist with over 35 years of clinical experience with trauma, Complex PTSD, Personality disorders, and dissociation.

He is the President and CEO of The Forward-Facing® Institute and owner of Compassion Unlimited - a private psychotherapy, training, and consulting practice - in Phoenix, AZ.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. J. Eric Gentry maintains a private practice. He is the owner and President of Forward-Facing Institute, LLC., the CEO of Compassion Unlimited, and the co-director of Community Crisis Support Team. Dr. Gentry has employment relationships with the University of South Florida State, the Florida State University, the Florida Center for Theological Studies, the Argosy University, and the Webster University. Dr. Gentry is a consultant and receives compensation. He is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. J. Eric Gentry is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and others. For a complete list, please contact

Thomas E Rojo Aubrey DBH Related seminars and products

Dr. Thomas E. Rojo Aubrey, DBH, is the Director of the Behavioral Health Sciences and Counseling faculty at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. He serves on the advisory board for both the Arizona Trauma Institute and the Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies. Dr. Aubrey has over fifteen years of diverse experience in behavioral healthcare, including trauma treatment, crisis stabilization, marital counseling, career and academic counseling, and integrated behavioral medicine for the treatment of comorbid behavioral and medical conditions. He is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified Family Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). He is trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Medical Hypnosis, Pivotal Response Treatment, Positive Behavioral Support-Applied Behavior Analysis, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Gottman’s Couple Therapy. Dr. Aubrey also has a strong background in crisis work and is a certified trainer in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, and is trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), and Crisis De-escalation.

Dr. Aubrey has served as the clinical director and clinical supervisor at various local provider agencies, and has provided leadership and oversight to several clinical programs. His leadership and oversight have improved population, professional development, and system performance outcomes for various clinical programs. Although he no longer practices psychotherapy, Dr. Aubrey continues with his passion for helping students develop the knowledge and skills needed to become successful in the field of behavioral health.


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