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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
An Invitation from Dr. Bessel van der Kolk...

Ever since The Body keeps the Score was published in 2015 and, since then, has been read by well over 1,000,000 people, the Trauma Research Foundation (TRF) has been inundated by requests for referrals to experienced clinicians who are capable of providing the various treatment modalities discussed in that book. 

In response, TRF is dedicated to setting up networks of clinicians around the United States, and possibly around the world, who have a solid understanding of the nature, impact, and resolution of traumatic stress and who are deeply familiar with a variety of treatment options and approaches.

This certificate program is, among other things, meant to be a foundation for the creation of such networks of expert clinicians.

Our intensive post-graduate level certificate program consists of a 32-weeks of immersion into the fundamental issues necessary to become an expert clinician treating adults and children who suffer from traumatic stress.

In addition, students will have a monthly opportunity for a face-to-face interaction with one of the senior supervisors of this program to discuss lessons learned and clinical challenges, as well as for the formation of peer support groups.

While most advanced training programs are geared to teaching clinicians a particular treatment modality, this course provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of different treatment approaches, relevant to the particular conditions that your clients live under, their presenting problems, their developmental stages and the cultural context and resources of the traumatized individuals.  

This course will provide an overview of the basic biological and psychological processes at work that form the foundation for innovative and effective treatment approaches, such as a variety of body based techniques, IFS, ARC, SMART, sand tray therapy, neurofeedback, EMDR, psychedelic therapies, yoga and theater, and address issues of assessment, culture, race, spirituality, families and other contextual issues.

~ Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk

The Trauma Research Foundation's Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies

A 7-month online post graduate training program

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Program begins February 15, 2021

When you accept your invitation to earn your certificate
in Traumatic Stress Studies, you will:

 
  1. Gain a comprehensive view of Traumatic Stress, including the art and science of its nature and treatment, from childhood through adulthood

  2. Discover how to build stronger connections with your clients

  3. Learn to go beyond standard talk therapy to customize treatment for deep-rooted trauma

  4. Stay on the leading-edge of diagnosing trauma related issues
  1. Learn how to create unique treatment interventions that maximize your therapeutic outcomes

  2. Become a Trauma Research Foundation Affiliate*

  3. Be eligible to apply to the Trauma Research Foundation's Group Supervision and Consultation Program. (Upon completion you are invited to join the Trauma Research Foundation Referral Network).

You'll get comprehensive training from today's leading experts in...

 

How trauma impacts the brain and body, and the efficacy of an array of clinical treatment methods to apply in your practice.

  • Neurobiology of PTSD and Developmental Trauma

  • Attachment Theory and Relationships

  • Treatment Foundations and Assessments

  • Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) and Supporting Regulation in Childhood

  • Adult Treatment and Component-Based Psychotherapy (CBP)

  • Dissociation and Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Trauma Processing and EMDR
  • Sensorimotor Treatment and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)

  • Sand Tray Therapy, Play and Activity, Theater and Trauma-Drama, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga

  • Trauma Focused Neurofeedback

  • Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care

  • Special Issues including Sexual Exploitation, Community Trauma, and Sexual Behavior Problems

 

Over the next 7 months you will learn how to set the stage for trauma resolution:

 

To pendulate between states of exploration and safety, between language and body, between remembering the past and feeling alive in the present.

 

Here's what recent participants are saying...

Reviews
“I am really impressed with the materials in this course. What a gift that we get to benefit ourselves and our clients with this knowledge that was gained through years of study by Bessel and all the experts in this course. I am very grateful for the opportunity.”
— Kristin
Course Review
"I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Traumatic Studies Certification Program. I do not think it's an overstatement to say that the course has revolutionized my understanding of trauma and it has changed my career trajectory. I am grateful that you opened up this program to distance learners."
— Jill, Ph.D.
Course Review
"This Trauma Certificate program has been comprehensive and growth-producing, and my clients have benefitted substantially from my having had this training. My thanks to Dr. van der Kolk, Dr. Blaustein, all the presenters and PESI for having made this opportunity possible. I am profoundly grateful."
— Candance, LMFT, LPCC
The Trauma Research Foundation's Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies
A 7-month online post graduate training program

$4,500.00 Value
Just $3,999.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just $249.99.

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Get the comprehensive foundation on the neuroscience of trauma 
and the science of treatment development and clinical application you need know.

7-MONTH POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

 


32 Weekly Sessions
Each week, a new session will
be available for viewing.

Self-Paced Viewing of Videos
Follow our recommended weekly schedule, or go at your own pace. You decide when the time is right to learn!

Online Community
Network and share ideas in online discussions with your peers in the course.

Live Q&A Calls
Attend live Q&A calls with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and course faculty for additional insight, guidance, and answers to questions.

CE Contact Hours
This self-study course will provide continuing education credits —
full CE details coming soon

Earn Your Certificate
End this program with an elite Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Research Foundation.

WITH LEADING EXPERTS

 

Earn your Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through the TRF's advanced training program, featuring leading experts on trauma, including:

  • Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., founder of the Trauma Center and New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Body Keeps the Score

  • Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., developer of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model

  • Stephen Porges, Ph.D., creator of the Polyvagal Theory and Social Engagement System
  • Elizabeth Warner, Psy.D., lead developer of Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)

  • Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D., co-developer of the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework

  • and over a dozen more leaders in the field.
The Trauma Research Foundation's Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies
A 7-month online post graduate training program

$4,500.00 Value
Just $3,999.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just $249.99.

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Discover how to bridge advanced research on PTSD and developmental trauma with today's most optimal clinical methods, treatments and modalities to improve outcomes and help your clients heal.

SCHEDULE
Program begins February 15, 2021

 

Week 1 | Understanding Trauma: The Foundations
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 2 | The Complexity of Adaptation to Trauma
with Jana Pressley, Psy.D.

Week 3 | The Nature of Trauma: Developmental Neurobiology, Neuroimaging Research and Effective Intervention
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 4 | Neurobiology of Trauma Treatment: EMDR and New Research Directions
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 5 | Adult Attachment Relationships
with Jana Pressley, Psy.D.

Week 6 | Race, Class, and Context: Impact of culture-related trauma on treatment outcomes
with Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW

Week 7 | Trauma Assessment of Children and Adults
with Alexandra Cook, Ph.D.

Week 8 | Childhood Trauma: Impact and Long-Term Consequences
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 9 | The Scope of Trauma Treatment: From Acute Interventions to Restoration of Self-Experience
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 10 | Introduction to ARC: The Attachment, Regulation, and Competency Model
with Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D.

Week 11 | ARC & Supporting Regulation in Childhood
with Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D.

Week 12 | Adult Treatment Through the Lens of Components-Based Psychotherapy (CBP)
with Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D.

Week 13 | Details Coming Soon
with Stephen Porges, Ph.D.

Week 14 | Details Coming Soon
with Patricia Wilcox, LCSW

Week 15 | Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART): Bottom-up Interventions for Childhood Trauma
with Elizabeth Warner, Psy.D.

Week 16 | Working with the Impact of Trauma on the Body: Sensorimotor Treatment of Regulation
with Anne Westcott, LICSW

Week 17 | Body-Based Approach for Treating the Effects of Trauma
with Matthew Sanford, M.A.

Week 18 | Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: A Model for Accelerated Change
with Deborah Korn, Psy.D.

Week 19 | Trauma Processing with Children
with Michele Henderson, LICSW

Week 20 | Making Connections: The Neuropsychology of Sandplay Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma
with Lorraine Freedle, Ph.D.

Week 21 | Use of Play and Activity to Support Trauma-informed Treatment
with Steven Gross, MSW

Week 22 | Incorporating Play Therapy into Evidence-Based Treatment
with Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D.

Week 23 | Working with Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth
with Jon Ebert, Psy.D., & Tarah Kuhn, Ph.D.

Week 24 | Internal Family Systems
with Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

Week 25 | Details Coming Soon
with Frank Anderson, M.D.

Week 26 | Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment
with Ruth Lanius, Ph.D., M.D.

Week 27 | Trauma-Informed Change Making: A Model for Community Healing and Transformation in Eastern Africa
with Ilya Yacevich, MA, LMFT, and Anita Shankar, MPH

Week 28 | Impact of Trauma in Adult Spirituality and Meaning-Making
with Jana Pressley, Psy.D.

Week 29 | Caring for the Caregiver: Vicarious Trauma
with Jana Pressley, Psy.D.

Week 30 | Alternative Non-pharmaceutical Treatment Techniques for Development Trauma: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Ainat Rogel, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, Diana Martinez, M.D., M.SC

Week 31 | The Future of Trauma Interventions
with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Week 32 | Graduation Celebration


 

CE Details Coming Soon

 

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The Trauma Research Foundation's Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies
A 7-month online post-graduate training program

A $4,500.00 Value
Special Offer - Just $3,999.99 Today

 

After receiving your certificate, you are eligible to apply
to the Trauma Research Foundation's Group Supervision and Consultation Program. Learn more below...
Your Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from
the Trauma Research Foundation

There is no other training program available that offers the depth and breadth of this exclusive certificate program...

This post-graduate level course is recommended for practitioners who are licensed mental health providers and who currently see clients or provide mental health services.

Participants who complete the weekly teachings and CE tests will be awarded a certificate of completion from the world-renowned Trauma Research Foundation.

Your certificate not only showcases your personal and professional accomplishment, it distinguishes you from your peers and shows your clients, your colleagues, and employer your continued dedication to improving therapeutic outcomes.

 

Instantly Become a Trauma Research Foundation Affiliate

Register today and you will automatically be enrolled as an affiliate of the Trauma Research Foundation for 1 year. Affiliation includes:

  • Option to list your organization or practice through TRF's private directory

  • Networking with other TRF Affiliates

  • 10% discount on TRF's courses

A Collaborative Learning Environment...

Upon completion of this course, participants are invited to enroll in the Trauma Research Foundation's 6-Week Group Supervision and Consultation Program.

Enrollees will join group settings led by a skilled TRF faculty member in a secure environment that allows clinicians to reflect on and discuss their practice.

Each week, the group will examine one case study in depth and discuss clinical challenges.

Therapists that complete both the 7-month Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies and the 6-week Group Supervision and Consultation program are invited to join the Trauma Research Foundation Referral Network.

The Trauma Research Foundation's Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies
A 7-month online post-graduate training program

$4,500.00 Value
Just $3,999.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!

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Join today and share your commitment to using every means we have to treat and prevent trauma.

MEET YOUR FEATURED EXPERTS
BESSEL VAN DER KOLK, MD

Author of the #1 New York Times best-selling book The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk has spent his professional life studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences.

He established one of the first clinical/research centers in the US dedicated to the study and treatment of traumatic stress in civilian populations. Dr. van der Kolk has dedicated his career to translating emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research into effective treatments for traumatic stress and developmental trauma in children and adults.

Click here for information about Bessel van der Kolk
JANA PRESSLEY, PSY.D.

Dr. Pressley specializes in the treatment of individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. Her research is focused on the experience of court-involved young adults who have suffered relational trauma in the midst of chronic poverty and community violence, as well as the impact of complex trauma history on adult spirituality and meaning-making.

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JENNIFER LEFEBRE
President-elect for the New England Association for Play Therapy. Her clinical and research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma.

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MARGARET BLAUSTEIN, PH.D.
Dr. Blaustein is co-developer of the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework, and co-author of the text, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Fostering Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency.

Click here for information about Margaret Blaustein
ALEXANDRA COOK, PH.D.
Co-developer of SMART and a co-author of the SMART Manual.

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ELIZABETH WARNER, PSY.D.
As project director at the Trauma Center at JRI, a center of excellence in trauma treatment, training and research, she oversaw training and consultation in Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) for outpatient, in-home, therapeutic day school, and residential treatment settings in the U.S., Canada and Hong Kong.

Click here for information about Elizabeth Warner
FRANK ANDERSON, MD
Lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz, he maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.

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RICHARD SCHWARTZ, PH.D.
Director of the IFS Institute and originator of the Internal Family Systems therapy model, he is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

Click here for information about Richard C. Schwartz
STEPHEN PORGES, PH.D.
Author of the Polyvagal Theory, Distinguished University Scientist at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina.

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DEBORAH KORN, PSY.D.
EMDR facilitator and instructor with the EMDR Institute for the past 25 years. She is a co-investigator in an NIMH-funded study of EMDR vs. Prozac in the treatment of PTSD with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. and lead author on the article Preliminary Evidence of Efficacy for EMDR Resource Development and Installation in the Stabilization Phase of Treatment of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Click here for information about Deborah Korn
RUTH LANIUS, MD, PH.D.
Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies.

Click here for information about Ruth Lanius
DIANA MARTINEZ, MD, MSc, PhD, BNC
Diana developed, along with other professionals, an integrative intervention to rehabilitated neurological conditions including neurofeedback and other non-invasive brain stimulation techniques.

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GARY BAILEY, MSW, ACSW
An Associate Professor at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work where he chairs the Dynamics of Racism and Oppression foundation sequence. He is a member of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Hartford Foundation Gero Education Initiative to infuse gerontological content into curriculum.

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ELIZABETH HOPPER,PhD
Dr. Hopper is the Director of Project REACH, a program that serves victims of human trafficking throughout the United States. Dr. Hopper has conducted national outreach on traumatic stress and complex trauma, focusing on cross-discipline training.

Click here for information about Elizabeth Hopper
ANITA SHANKAR, M.P.H.
believes access to relevant mental health resources is a social justice issue. As Senior Director of the Global Trauma Project, she utilizes the Trauma-Informed Community Empowerment (TICE) Framework to build the capacity of community leaders and government officials.

Click here for information about Anita Shankar
ANNE WESTCOTT, LICSW
A developer of the SMART model, founding partner of SMARTmoves, and co-author of Transforming Trauma for Children and Adolescents: An Embodied Approach to Somatic Regulation, Trauma Processing, and Attachment-Building.

Click here for information about Anne Westcott
TARAH KUHN, PhD
She serves as the Clinical Director for the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE) providing ongoing consultation, training and dissemination of best practice. Her areas of expertise include juvenile justice, trauma and attachment.

Click here for information about Tarah Kuhn
JON EBERT, Psy.D.
Ebert is Clinical Director of the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE). Ebert provides ongoing leadership and training for the Tennessee statewide best practice initiative in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC), and Teen Outreach Program (TOP).

Click here for information about Jon Ebert
PATRICIA WILCOX,LCSW
created the Restorative Approach, a trauma- and relationship-based treatment method. She travels nationally to train treaters on trauma-informed care, specializing in improving the daily life of treatment programs.

Click here for information about Patricia D. Wilcox
MATTHEW SANFORD
Yoga teacher, founder of Mind Body Solutions, and a paraplegic for the last 39 years,  Sanford is the author of Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence. He teaches people around the US living with trauma, loss, and disability how to re-inhabit their bodies.

Click here for information about Matthew Sanford
AINAT ROGEL, PhD, MSW, LCSW
a BCIA certified neurofeedback provider and supervisor, cofounder and co-director of Boston Neurodynamics, and affiliate of the Trauma Center and the Trauma Research Foundation.

Click here for information about Ainat Rogel
LORRAINE FREEDLE, PhD, ABPdN, CST-T
A pediatric neuropsychologist, international sandplay therapy teacher (STA/ISST), and trainer in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), Lorraine is an award-winning researcher for her studies of sandplay therapy with adults with traumatic brain injury and youth with co-occurring trauma and addiction. She currently serves as Research Editor for the Journal of Sandplay Therapy.

Click here for information about Lorraine Freedle
MICHELE HENDERSON, LICSW
She is trained specifically in trauma related dyadic therapy, and attachment disorders. Henderson provides individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults, parenting support, supervision and consultation.

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STEVEN GROSS
Founder and Chief Playmaker of the Life is good Playmakers. He and his team have responded to some of the greatest catastrophes of our time, including Hurricane Katrina, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, and the 2012 Newtown school shooting. Over 8,000 certified Playmakers have cared for more than 1 million children throughout the United States and Haiti.

Click here for information about Steven Gross
ILYA YACEVICH
Founding Director of the Global Trauma Project (GTP) and developer of the “Trauma-Informed Community Empowerment” (TICE) framework.

Click here for information about Ilya Yacevich

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