Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)!
Your trauma clients are desperate to move beyond the terror and isolation of their traumatic experiences. But the impact of trauma reshapes the brain and body, resulting in lasting wounds and unexpected triggers—and a life of incomprehensible anxiety, fear, shame, rage, substance abuse, and relationship difficulties.
But there's good news! Thanks to advances in neuroscience, attachment research, and decades of clinical work, you can offer trauma survivors freedom from the painful memories that have hijacked their lives—so clients can experience a new sense of safety and purpose.In this online certification training, you'll join world-leading treatment experts, including Peter Levine, John and Julie Gottman, Deany Laliotis, Mary Jo Barrett, Frank Anderson, and Anita Mandley—to gain in-depth insight and skills that will help traumatized adults, children, and couples regulate their arousal and regain mastery over their lives.
Through six comprehensive modules, you'll learn:
- The most effective, scientifically-backed strategies to overcome trauma
- The core skills that determine a clinician's success
- How to create a safe therapeutic environment for your clients
- How to work with cultural and historical wounds
You'll end this training with the education you need to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and the skills to transform traumatic wounds.
Through clinical demonstrations, in-session videos, and practical exercises, you'll learn exactly what to say and do to help even your most challenging trauma cases.
- How to use Somatic Experiencing (SE) techniques for systematically observing clients' nonverbal responses
- Strategies to guide clients in "riding the waves" of their sensations as they experience release from their original trauma.
- How to adjust your interventions to maximize impact and avoid retraumatizing vulnerable clients.
- Better recognize the signs of trauma and the impact it has on a relationship
- Help one or both partners surface and address past trauma
- Foster the couple’s transformation of trauma into greater compassion for each other, deeper insight, and meaningful growth
- How to increase your ability to track and respond to a client’s moment-to-moment experience, including during extreme states of distress
- How to rise to the challenge of negotiating with difficult parts of the client’s inner self that can become activated without warning
- The importance of helping clients access their strengths and reinforce their resilience, instead of allowing trauma to define them
- Recognizing the client’s natural cycle of change so you can organize therapy around it
- Procedures for creating a secure, safe attachment
- How to emphasize clients’ resources to create an effective treatment plan
- Stay clear and calm while working with clients in extreme states
- Determine when to slow things down and hand over control vs. when you need to be bigger than the extreme symptom
- Decide when to work from the top-down and when to work from the bottom-up when working with trauma
- Assess the impact of cultural and historical traumas on clients and yourself
- Move clients from reflexive reactivity to a place of connection and coherence
- Uncover the survival narrative and move to a strengths-based process of change
- IATP Traumatology Toolkit – A 138 Page eBook from the International Association of Trauma Professionals that is filled with assessment instruments, treatment protocols and more!
- Free CE seminar on overcoming trauma and shame.
- Free assessments and intervention worksheets you can implement immediately in your practice.
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Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. The developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which conducts trainings in this work throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures, with 26 faculty members and over five thousand students. Dr. Levine was a stress consultant for NASA on the development of the space shuttle project and was a member of the Institute of World Affairs Task Force of Psychologists for Social Responsibility in developing responses to large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare. Levine’s international best seller, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, has been translated into 22 languages. His recent interests include the prevention of trauma in children, and he has co-written two books, with Maggie Kline, in this area: Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids. His most recent book: In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, was recently released to rave reviews. Levine’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Life Time Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP).
Financial: Peter Levine is the Developer of Somatic Experiencing®. He is the founder and Senior Advisor to the Foundation for Human Enrichment; and Senior Advisor to The Meadows Addiction Treatment Center. Dr. Levine receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Peter Levine is a member of the American Psychological Association; Humanistic Psychological Association; and International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Financial: Dr. John Gottman is the co-owner of The Gottman Institute. He is an author and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Dr. John Gottman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D., is the co-founder and President of The Gottman Institute, and Clinical Supervisor for the Couples Together Against Violence study. A highly respected clinical psychologist, she is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert advisor on marriage, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues. Creator of the immensely popular The Art and Science of Love weekend workshops for couples, she also designed and leads the national certification program in Gottman Method Couples Therapy for clinicians. Her other achievements include: Washington State Psychologist of the Year; Author/co-author of five books.
Financial: Julie Gottman is the co-owner of The Gottman Institute. He is an author and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Julie Gottman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Financial: Deany Laliotis is in private practice. She is a senior trainer for EMDR Institute, Inc.
Non-financial: Deany Laliotis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change, teaches at the University of Chicago. She’s the coauthor of Systemic Treatment of Incest.
Financial: Mary Jo Barrett is the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change.
Non-financial: Mary Jo Barrett has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Financial: Anita Mandley practices at the Center for Contextual Change.
Non-financial: Anita Mandley has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.