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Untreated trauma leads clients to relapse again and...

You're left feeling burnt out... your clients may notice... and even quit therapy. It's time to stop the revolving door of addiction treatment.

Whether you're working with addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, sex or other problems you need to simultaneously treat your client's underlying trauma.

Get the education you need to have more successful discharges — faster!

You'll learn how to rein in the chaos of addiction with trauma-informed CBT, EMDR, PE, CPT, Somatic, and Psychodynamic strategies you can tailor to each client — and group therapy! Our unique dual certification course features expert speakers with over 6 decades of experience, so you can confidently walk away with the power to:

  • Sensitively assess for trauma without triggering relapse
  • Apply cutting-edge trauma therapies at the right stage-of-change
  • Expand your practice with innovative addiction treatment models & methods
  • And so much more!

Put an end to stale, ineffective treatment — Be the expert your clients, colleagues and your practice rely on! Register now to earn up to TWO certifications — FREE for one year!

Trauma & Addiction Dual Certification Course

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level I (CCTP-I)
Certified Addiction Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP)

$1,079.96 Value
JUST $399.99 TODAY

Don't let dual-diagnosis clients leave you paralyzed in treatment. Incorporate these crucial elements into your practice now!

  • Prevent and manage relapse during trauma treatment
  • Implement gold standard CBT techniques for trauma and addiction
  • Treat dissociation from both trauma and addiction perspectives
  • Lead addiction-based, trauma sensitive group therapy
  • Get information on special populations — what they need, when, and common pitfalls
  • Integrate addiction and trauma recovery scales for a more accurate assessment
  • Overcome client resistance with compassionate skills of mindfulness and more!

Get dual certified NOW to get the results you need for your practice and the results your clients want.

Course Outline

Trauma Treatment Certification Course

Join Robert Lusk, PhD, who has dedicated his 26-year career to healing traumatized clients. Robert serves Veterans diagnosed with PTSD through the VA and knows first-hand the challenges of working with trauma. From Robert's expertise as a clinician, researcher, teacher, and speaker you're going take with you an incredible breadth of information — Beginning with assessment and leading to long-term healing.

New Research on the Impact of Trauma
  • Short term and long-term effects (the ACE study)
  • The "good" and "bad" news about trauma exposure
  • Limitations of current research

Assessment and Diagnosis
  • What's still missing from the DSM-5®?
  • My "favorite" diagnosis & why to use it frequently
  • How to assess all populations

Address Trauma's Impact on Neurobiology
  • Utilize the 3-part brain & how to use it
  • Treating neurologically-related issues:
    • "Arrested Development"
    • "Hair Trigger" threat response
    • Cognitive, academic & work-related problems
  • Understanding the arousal continuum
  • Penetrating dissociation

Evidence-based Treatments vs. the "Real World"
  • How they're different and why it matters
  • What does “evidence-based treatment” mean in trauma?
    • Essential components
    • Implementing the approaches

Points of Intervention in Trauma Treatment
  • Distinguish immediate support vs. trauma treatment
  • Give psychological first aid
  • What to do if your client isn't emotionally or physically safe
  • Trauma-Informed CBT interventions
  • Case examples

Specific interventions for each Domain Affected by Trauma
  • The Physiology Domain
  • The Relationship Domain
  • The Emotional Regulation Domain
  • The Cognitive Domain
  • The Identity Domain

Additional Components for the 3 Stages of Trauma Recovery
  • Stage One: Safety & Stabilization
  • Stage Two: Process the Past Trauma
    • Preparation
    • Create the trauma narrative
      • Play and verbal-based methods
      • Process of constructing narrative
    • Know each stage is complete
  • Stage Three: Reconnection
    • Consolidate/internalize coping skills
    • Enhance positive emotions
    • Make meaning of the trauma
    • Facilitate reconnection to daily activities
    • Improve current relationships
    • Prepare for future safety and triggers
    • Cultivate post-traumatic growth

Resiliency and Protective Factors
  • Integrate new research on resiliency
  • Cultivate the top protective factors
  • Build lasting resiliency

Addictions Treatment Certification Course

Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS, CCTP, has trained tens of thousands of clinicians and is an internationally recognized expert speaker on addiction and trauma. As a critically acclaimed author on traumatic stress and addiction, Eric blends decades of clinical experience with research and even his own lived experience. Eric is a true master-therapist, so get ready to take in everything this course has to offer!

Foundational Issues in Addictions
  • Substance abuse vs. dependency vs. addiction
  • Biopsychosocial assessment approach
  • Apply neurobiology immediately
  • Unravel attachment and addiction
  • Ethical & legal issues

Chemical Dependency Facts You Need to Know
  • Classes of commonly abused drugs
  • Street names of common drugs
  • Signs, symptoms of use & withdrawal

Process Addictions — How They're Different
  • Process vs chemical addiction treatment
    • Food
    • Compulsive sexual behaviors
    • Electronic addictions
    • Gambling
    • Compulsions

Don't Miss Comorbidities Again
  • What to ask—and how to ask it
  • Look for pink flags & red flags
  • Recognize co-occurring disorders
  • Implement assessment scales

Levels of Care & Treatment Selection
  • Detoxification Expectations
  • Levels of treatment
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • 12-step groups & alternatives
  • Harm reduction strategies & when to use them

Three-Stage Behavioral Treatment Model

Stage I: Boost the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Feedback-Informed Therapy
  • Harness Motivational Interviewing
  • Use therapist-client co-regulation
Stage II: Skills & Cognitive Restructuring Interventions
  • Social Engagement System building
  • Relaxation Skills
    • Progressive muscle relaxation
    • Trauma releasing exercises
    • Tapping
    • Bilateral stimulation
    • Neurofeedback
  • Grounding to interrupt dissociation
  • Containment of intrusive thoughts
    • Envelope method
    • Vault
    • Relational containment
  • Foster post-traumatic growth
  • Complementary & alternative treatments (CAM) strategies

Stage III: Integration & Desensitization
  • Imaginal Exposure Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Narrative-Driven Exposure Treatment
    • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
    • PE (prolonged exposure)
    • Trauma-focused CBT
  • Somatic-Based Treatments
    • Somatic Experiencing
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
    • Trauma-Focused Yoga
  • In-vivo Exposure
    • Direct Therapeutic Exposure (DTE)
    • Forward Facing Trauma Therapy (FFTT)

Interventions for Special Populations
  • Children & adolescents
  • LGBTQ clients
  • Incarcerated clients
  • Clients in court-ordered drug treatment
Trauma & Addiction Dual Certification Course
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level I (CCTP-I)
Certified Addiction Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP)

$1,079.96 Value
Just $399.99 Today — Incredible Savings!

Meet Your Experts:
Robert Lusk, PhD, has devoted his career to working with trauma survivors and their families, and providing training and consultation to parents, military families, and professionals on trauma-related issues, parenting special needs children, attachment disorders, psychotropic medications, reintegration after deployment, and psychiatric disorders. For the past 26 years, Dr. Lusk has served as clinical director at The Baby Fold. There, he designs and implements new programs, and provides clinical supervision, consultation and oversight to all the agency's treatment programs.

Click here for information about Robert Lusk
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 of 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.

Click here for information about J. Eric Gentry

Certification FAQ

YES! Earning your two certifications is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your practice and your clients. Certification shows that you've met established guidelines of training and expertise. Plus, being certified signals to potential clients and employers your specialty area, helping you to see the clients you want. Don't just take our word for it, listen to what your colleagues have to say:

    "Being certified in DBT has increased my client base, and has been fantastic for my clients!"
    — Catherine Jones, LMHC, C-DBT

    "Certification has really boosted my clientele. Now, I have a full practice with an extensive waiting list because of it."

Yes! To share the gift of great therapy with you and your clients, we offer the highest quality courses at the best possible prices. We've put together this dual Trauma & Addiction certifications course to do just that!

You can apply the skills from each course to treat the spectrum of client presentations from severe trauma and addiction to more mild cases. Beyond this, with your new breadth of knowledge in CBT, CPT, EMDR, Somatic & Psychodynamic therapies, you'll also be able to help clients struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, mood disorders, trauma & more.

Why stop at one certification when you can earn both at no extra cost! Plus, look at it this way, you'll have TWO amazing credentials after your name — one of the best ways to attract clients AND employers. So, take the plunge become certified in Trauma & Addiction!

Watch your email for your order confirmation and get instant access to all course materials.

You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever — to view at your own pace. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on your phone or tablet, anytime anywhere!

Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on passionately helping clients, with Trauma & Addiction, thrive.

Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 25 CE hours!

Click here for CE credit details and credit details specific to your profession.

Become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you've invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of treating individuals Personality Disorders. Professional standards apply. For full details, visit:

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.

Plus, upon completion of this webcast you'll get a displayable certificate of recognition that you can instantly print, letting clients and employers know that you've taken the time and effort to get specialized training on this specific area of counseling and support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level I (CCTP-I) and Certified Addiction Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) course gives you the opportunity to refine your skill set working with some of the toughest client cases. You'll be able to simultaneously treat trauma and addiction by learning from world-renown experts how to integrate the most innovate, evidenced-based treatments available. You'll gain an incredible breadth of knowledge regarding assessment, diagnosis, theory, and application.

And remember, we're covering your first year of both CCTP-I and CAIMHP certification through Evergreen Certifications!

Immerse yourself in 24 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-I and CAIMHP certifications demonstrate enhanced knowledge and expertise. Being certified allows you to stand out to employers, colleagues, and potential clients. If you're ready to take your practice to the next level, it's time to jump off the high diving board and into the depths of true knowledge!

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Trauma & Addiction Dual Certification Course
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level I (CCTP-I)
Certified Addiction Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP)

$1,079.96 Value
Just $399.99 Today — Incredible Savings!

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