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When clients have overt and hidden trauma, knowing what to treat first, when, and how can be overwhelming...

The slightest mistake can derail therapy or profoundly hurt your traumatized clients...

That's why we've developed a framework with a clear path forward for complex PTSD using the most popular and cutting-edge approaches like EMDR, CPT, CBT, Parts Work, Polyvagal strategies, and MORE...

Our distinctive interdisciplinary team of renowned experts targets every facet of complex trauma. The dynamic skill set you gain will help you unlock your clients' layers of complex trauma to free their body, mind, and spirit! You'll walk away with a blueprint that brings together these powerful approaches with step-by-step instructions on

  • How to unlock and disempower the pain around traumatic memories with EMDR strategies
  • Using Parts Work to help your clients find and heal damaged parts
  • Working with negative thoughts and stuck points with CPT keeps therapy moving forward
  • Regulating your client's nervous system so you can get the most out of each session

PLUS, as a bonus, we're covering the cost of certification!

In this one simple course, you get the most effective and key strategies from essential trauma treatment approaches that have changed the way therapist like you treat their most vulnerable patients. Step up your practice and get one of the most sought-after certifications!

Complex Trauma Certification Training

Interventions from EMDR, Parts Work, CPT, and Polyvagal Theory

$1,179.93 Value
JUST $299.99 TODAY
Plus, earn up to 24 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for course objectives and outline | Click here for Credit details

*See FAQ for more details on certification requirements.
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Course Outline

Part I: Complex-PTSD (C-PTSD) Clinical Treatment
Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT
Learn the nuances of working with complex trauma when it comes to diagnosis, assessment, neurobiology, treatment planning, client preparation for therapy — and everything else you need to get your clients ready from their first session. Then move into hands-on practice of interventions that target the most challenging symptoms. Lastly, you'll walk away with skills to help cultivate post-traumatic growth in your clients and self-care resources to keep you and your practice thriving!

Module 1 | Assessment & Diagnosis
  • Hallmark must-know symptoms
  • Diagnostic clarification and differential diagnosis
  • Key contributing factors of C-PTSD

Module 2 | Neurobiology of C-PTSD
  • Functional Polyvagal Theory
  • 6 Stages of trauma response
  • Heart Rate Variability and the Social Nervous System
  • Utilizing Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Psychobiological regulation
  • Implications of ACES
  • Neuroplasticity & Trauma

Module 3 | The Damage of C-PTSD
  • Intrusive symptoms and anxiety
  • Counter emotional dysregulation
  • Avoidance symptoms and phobic reactions
  • Recover clients from dissociation
  • Dispute cognitive distortions
  • Link to physical health & somatic problems
  • Deactivate preverbal and nonverbal memories
  • Resolve shame-driven pain

Module 4 | Interventions From the Most Effective Approaches
  • Psychodynamic and Relational Theories
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Somatic Psychology
  • Parts Work
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Module 5 | Best Integrative Interventions
  • Use a biopsychosocial approach
  • Recognize attachment injuries
  • Facilitate the healing of transgenerational trauma
  • Identify parts, ego states & defenses
  • Mutual regulation and relational repair
  • Prepare for trauma processing
  • Integrate grief work into treatment
  • Make long-lasting positive change

Module 6 | Best Experiential Interventions
  • Conscious breathing for self-regulation
  • Grounding and sensory awareness
  • Containment: Reclaim choice & control
  • Build imaginal allies
  • Cultivate mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion
  • Somatic interventions: Titration, sequencing, and somatic re-patterning
  • Bilateral stimulation and dual attention

Module 7 | Create Post-Traumatic Growth
  • The 6 Pillars of Resilience
  • Resilience as a process and outcome
  • Move clients from learned helplessness to optimism
  • Encourage Post-Traumatic Growth

Module 8 | Self-Care for Improved Outcomes
  • Identify resources that improve your clinical skills
  • In-session self-care to improve focus
  • Burnout prevention techniques

Part II: EMDR and Parts Work for Trauma
Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT
Take your skill set to the next level by learning specific techniques to work with dissociation, fragmentation, somatic problems, and other complex client presentations. These advanced skills help you more successfully access deeply rooted pain points, internal conflicts, and traumatized client parts by integrating EMDR and Parts Work into approaches you're already using.

Module 1 | Neurobiology of PTSD
  • Nuances of stress, trauma, and complex PTSD
  • Impact of dissociation
  • Interpersonal neurobiology, somatic psychology, and social engagement
  • Polyvagal theory
    Skills: Spacious, Relational Awareness & Co-Regulation

Module 2 | Assessment and Case Conceptualization
  • Identify chronic, repeated, developmental and sociocultural trauma
  • Overcoming betrayal trauma
  • Assess for dissociation ("fragmentation")
  • How parts, ego states and defenses create walls to change
  • Compassionate strategies for "Resistant" clients
  • Move from shame to empowerment
    Skills: Understand emotional dysregulation as a 'part,' connect to the adult self, differentiating from a part

Module 3 | Modified EMDR and Parts Work for Complex PTSD
  • The 8 phases of EMDR therapy
  • Neural networks and “encapsulated” ego states
  • Bilateral stimulation and dual attention in EMDR therapy
  • Modified EMDR therapy protocols
  • Preparation for trauma reprocessing
  • Cultivate mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion
    Skills: Choice and containment, build allies for a part of self, facilitate repair scenarios, reprocess a traumatic memory, positive state installation

    Cultivate Post-Traumatic Growth and Healing
  • Trauma recovery and the bell curve
  • Resilience as a process and an outcome
  • Move from learned helplessness to learned optimism
    Skills: Create your resilience recipe

Part III: CPT, Pharmacology & Advanced Dissociation Treatment
Round off your training and education with trauma-specific pharmacology from an Internal Family Systems perspective. Apply key strategies that make CPT work with every client. And get new ideas for working with trauma-related dissociation.

The Keys Behind How Cognitive Processing Heals PTSD
Kathleen M. Chard, PhD
  • Apply the most effective elements of CPT
  • Break myths about PTSD recovery & treatment
  • Take the 3 keys that help clients overcome stuck points

A Therapist's Guide to the Pharmacology of Trauma and Dissociation
Frank Anderson, MD
  • Integrate new research on neurotransmitters, medications, and side effects
  • Explore the complex relationship between hormones and PTSD
  • Understand how and why atypical anti-psychotics can help with dissociation, and more!

Advances in Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation
Kathy Steele, MN, CS
  • Break dissociative attachment cycles
  • Identify and dismantle phobias that maintain trauma-related dissociation
  • Use parts work to improve therapeutic relationship for client stability

Complex Trauma Certification Training

Interventions from EMDR, Parts Work, CPT, and Polyvagal Theory

$1,179.93 Value
Certification FAQ

CCTP is your first essential and foundational trauma treatment training certification.

CCTP-II training is the second step in your journey toward becoming a master therapist. Our CCTP-II trainings focus on treating complex trauma and the most challenging clinical presentations. From CCTP-II training, you'll get the opportunity to develop your skills and interventions for trauma into a refined toolbox for helping almost any client.

While a clinician at any level of practice can benefit from this training in order to be eligible for CCTP-II certification, a CCTP certification course must have been successfully passed.

Excellent, you can still take this course! Our CCTP-II course is packed with information, skill development and evidence-based interventions for complex PTSD and trauma that will improve your clinical outcomes and elevate your career. And, if you change your mind, you'll still have the opportunity to earn certification later.

As a reminder, in order to be eligible for CCTP-II certification, successful completion of a CCTP-I course is required.

Almost 30,000 of your colleagues have chosen to advance their career with certification through our exclusive courses. Certification is simple and easy to earn, just watch the online course, complete the CE tests and instantly print your CE certificate, then submit your certification application to Evergreen Certifications. If you're not convinced, click here to see what your colleagues are saying about how certification has advanced their careers.

Frequently Asked Questions

You're getting more than just trauma training, you're learning from the foremost experts in the world who have shaped the field of psychotherapy for decades to come. This complex trauma training combines didactic lecture, skill building, real-world examples, worksheets, manuals, real audience Q&A, and fulfill educational requirements for certification all in one course! If you're ready to enhance your therapy practice with cutting-edge and time-honored interventions this course is for you

With over 23 hours of online video training, interventions, case examples, and audience Q&A sessions, you will have compelling new clinical strategies that you can immediately start applying in your practice! We encourage you to take the time to fully absorb everything. Watch the videos. Read the materials. Get your CE hours! Earn your certification!

But, if you review all of the course materials and are still not satisfied, call us at 800-844-8260. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Yes! Once you register for this self-paced course, the materials are yours to keep, access, and review forever.

Yes! Your CCTP-II certification demonstrates elevated competency in that you have met clear and established guidelines of training and experience. Being certified allows you to develop your practice specifically tailored to treating the clients you want to treat. Beyond this, you'll attract new clients to your practice by standing out as an expert in your field.

*Verify you have met the educational requirements for the Level 1 Certification, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through Evergreen Certifications. Click here for CCTP details, including which trainings meet the educational requirements for CCTP certification.

Meet Your Experts:

Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT
Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT, the developer of Resilience-Informed Therapy, focuses her interventions on helping to heal the client's whole person from trauma. Arielle is renowned for blending EMDR, somatic psychology, mindfulness-based therapies, and relational psychotherapy into innovative evidence-based trauma treatments that heal clients and lock in long-term changes.

Click here for information about Arielle Schwartz

Kathleen Chard, PhD, is a highly sought-after speaker that has instructed over 5,000 clinicians in the use of CPT for treating trauma. As the co-developer of CPT and co-author of its training manuals, Kathleen continues to use CPT, one of the most effective treatments ever developed, as she treats Veterans with PTSD in the VA.

Click here for information about Kathleen M. Chard
Kathleen Chard, PhD

Frank Anderson, MD
Frank Anderson, MD, is a lead trainer and consultant for the Internal Family Systems Institute and psychiatrist specializing in how to treat clients from trauma and dissociation. Frank brings three decades of clinical and research experience to his trainings. In addition, Frank has published highly popularized books about trauma, dissociation, and Internal Family Systems therapy.

Click here for information about Frank Anderson

Kathy Steele, MN, CS, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and is a celebrated author on the topics of trauma and dissociation. Kathy is an expert trainer who has trained clinicians all over the world to improve their outcomes with traumatized clients.

Click here for information about Kathy Steele
Kathy Steel, MN CS

Complex Trauma Certification Training

Interventions from EMDR, Parts Work, CPT, and Polyvagal Theory

$1,179.93 Value
JUST $299.99 TODAY
Plus, earn up to 24 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for course objectives and outline | Click here for Credit details

*See FAQ for more details on certification requirements.

Not convinced? Listen to what your colleagues are saying...

Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice — Get Certified!


In just three easy steps, you can become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II: Complex Trauma starting today:

    Step 1: Watch the online course.
    Step 2: Complete the CE tests and instantly print your CE certificates.
    Step 3: Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.

That’s it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.

Please see Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II (CCTP-II): Complex Trauma - Evergreen Certifications for more information.
*Pre-requisite education and professional standards apply. In order to meet CCTP-II certification, CCTP requirements must be met.

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