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When you work with clients who have experienced trauma, there are so many pressing questions -

How do I help my clients begin to trust me when they’ve suffered so much at the hands of others? How can we access painful emotions without becoming overwhelmed? How do I reduce their shame?

When in treatment do we begin trauma processing? What’s the best way to do it? How do I know when it’s done?

Join world-renowned trauma expert Dr. Janina Fisher in sunny Santa Clara, CA to get fresh insights, evidence-based techniques, relational interventions, and more to adapt to any treatment situation or setting.

Called “a true master clinician and teacher – the go-to consultant to deal with complex clinical issues” by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Fisher has been treating traumatized individuals, couples, and families for decades...

...and her comprehensive training has helped thousands of therapists take their trauma treatment to the next level.

Whether you have limited experience in treating trauma or you’re already an EMDR, IFS, Sensorimotor, or DBT therapist, this is your chance to learn proven methods and life-changing approaches from one of the field’s top clinicians. Dr. Fisher will guide you step by step to help clients overcome trauma reminders, move away from harmful coping strategies, repair attachment wounds, and reconnect with positive emotions.

PLUS, you’ll end this training with the educational requirements you need to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)* - show your clients and your professional community that you are dedicated to alleviating suffering by using the very best treatment approaches.

Accept your invitation today by clicking below to register! This is a “don’t miss” live event and you’ll want to secure your spot now.
In-person registration for Santa Clara, CA is limited – we expect this training to sell out.


*Professional standards apply. Click here for certification information.

Janina Fisher’s Trauma Treatment Certification Training (CCTP):
The Latest Advances and Proven Techniques to Resolve Deeply Held Trauma

Santa Clara, CA
April 11-12, 2024

Held at the Santa Clara Marriott

•  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT
•  2-day LIVE training in Santa Clara, CA
•  Earn up to 12.5 CE hours!
•  Includes CCTP Certification Fee*!

Virtual Webcast
April 11-12, 2024

Broadcast Live from Santa Clara, CA

•  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT
•  Join from your home or office
•  Earn up to 12.5 CE hours!
•  Includes CCTP Certification Fee*!


What You’ll Learn During Your Two Days in Santa Clara

Transform your practice while enjoying all that the Bay Area has to offer! Here’s what you’ll learn at the amazing Santa Clara Marriott hotel, where you can find onsite pools, complimentary yoga classes, water activities, salon services, and much more within walking distance!

More than just the basics, you’ll get the ins and outs of Dr. Janina Fisher’s revolutionary approach to trauma treatment so you can easily customize your approach client by client.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Accurately assess and diagnose PTSD, CPTSD, DTD and other trauma-related symptoms
  • Confidently apply neurobiological research in treatment to foster new neural pathways
  • Successfully employ various trauma treatment approaches like EMDR, IFS and more
  • Empower clients to identify and differentiate their own trauma-related symptoms
  • Choose the best approaches for treatment of traumatic memory
  • Facilitate clients’ changing relationship with their parts and addressing dissociative issues
  • Utilize powerful interventions to reduce feelings of shame, guilt, anger and fear

Course Outline

What is a ‘trauma’?
  • The neurobiological effects of traumatic experience
  • Impact of trauma on brain development
  • Threat and the developing brain

How Trauma is Encoded in the Brain and Body
  • Implicit versus explicit memory
  • Procedural learning
  • Assessment of trauma-related symptoms and co-morbidities
  • Differential diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, C-PTSD, developmental trauma
  • Assessment tools and scales

Applications of Neurobiological Research to Treatment
  • Assumptions of neurobiologically-informed treatment
  • Helping clients increase activity in the prefrontal cortex
  • Fostering the growth of new neural pathways
  • Research risks and limitations

Trauma-informed Treatment Planning
  • Addressing ongoing neurobiological effects of the trauma
  • Phase-oriented treatment model
  • Well-accepted trauma treatment approaches
  • Evidence-based treatments
  • Strategies from EMDR, IFS and SP
  • Contraindications for treatment
  • Stabilization Phase Treatment
  • Assist clients to identify and differentiate trauma-related symptoms
  • Observing triggers and triggering
  • Dis-identifying from implicit memories
  • Reframing the symptoms to reduce shame

Use of Mindfulness-based Interventions
  • Mindfulness in the context of therapy
  • The effect of mindfulness on the brain
  • Using mindful language and interventions to promote neuroplastic change

Implementing the Principles of Neuroplastic Change in Therapy
  • Inhibition of old patterns of thinking/behaving
  • Intensive repetition of new patterns or skills
  • Role of mindful concentration

Treatment of Traumatic Memories
  • Implicit versus explicit memory
  • A neurobiologically-informed approach to processing explicit memory
  • Risk factors and complications of memory processing
  • Approaches to treatment of traumatic memory

Resolving Implicit Memory
  • Treatment approaches for addressing implicit memory
  • Overcoming the fear of traumatic memory
  • Assessing when memory has been adequately processed
Traumatic Attachment
  • When the source of safety is the source of threat
  • “Frightened” and “Frightening” caregiving
  • Disorganized-unresolved attachment as survival defense
  • Impact of disorganized attachment on affect regulation/dysregulation

Effects of Disorganized Attachment in Therapy
  • Phobia of therapy and the therapist
  • Traumatic transference and disorganized attachment
  • Affect dysregulating effects of psychotherapy
  • Increasing regulatory ability in therapy
  • Right brain-to-right brain communication

Addressing Disorganized Attachment
  • The therapist as neurobiological regulator
  • Minimizing negative affect
  • Maximizing positive affect
  • Playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy

Dissociation as a Complication of Trauma
  • Fragmentation and dissociation as an adaptation to trauma
  • Understanding client symptoms as manifestations of fragmented parts
  • Mindful observation of distress and impulsive behavior as parts-related
  • Dis-identification with the parts and symptoms

Changing the Client’s Relationship to Themselves and Their Parts
  • Increasing empathy for the parts
  • Facilitating inner dialogue and negotiation
  • Replacing self-hostility with self-compassion

Treating the Effects of Trauma-shame
  • Understanding shame as a defensive survival response
  • Shame as a source of safety in trauma
  • Combatting shame-based cognitive schemas
  • Treatment of shame as a part of the personality

Addressing the Effects of Persistent Fear
  • The role of fear as a survival defense
  • A neurobiologically-informed approach to addressing anxiety symptoms
  • Treatment of anxiety as a part of the personality

Interventions for the Effects of Anger and Hostility
  • The role of anger as a survival defense
  • Discharging anger versus using anger to empower
  • Treatment of anger as a part of the personality


  1. Demonstrate knowledge of three neurobiologically-based trauma responses and their clinical implications.
  2. Theorize the treatment implications of how the somatosensory and autonomic effects of trauma exacerbate PTSD.
  3. Assess the role of procedural learning and memory in client presentations.
  4. Describe the relationship between autonomic dysregulation and addictive or self-destructive behavior to inform treatment interventions.
  5. Specify three interventions for regulating autonomic arousal.
  6. Categorize ‘implicit memory’ and its role in post-traumatic stress disorders.
  7. Employ three interventions that ensure safe, successful memory processing.
  8. Distinguish the signs that traumatic memory has been sufficiently processed.
  9. Catalogue the root causes of ‘disorganized attachment’ status in children as it relates to case conceptualization.
  10. Assess the clinical implications of the symptoms and difficulties associated with disorganized attachment in adults.
  11. Evaluate the role of structural dissociation in the treatment of complex trauma and personality disorders.
  12. Investigate common trauma-related internal conflicts and behavioral issues caused by structural dissociation.
  13. Utilize mindfulness-based interventions that address resolution of internal conflicts.
  14. Determine the role of shame as an adaptation to trauma in relation to treatment planning.
  15. Propose 3 interventions for decreasing problematic shame, fear, and anger. 
Here’s What Your Colleagues Are Saying...
Janina Fisher’s Trauma Treatment Certification Training (CCTP):
The Latest Advances and Proven Techniques to Resolve Deeply Held Trauma

Santa Clara, CA
April 11-12, 2024

Held at the Santa Clara Marriott

•  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT
•  2-day LIVE training in Santa Clara, CA
•  Earn up to 12.5 CE hours!
•  Includes CCTP Certification Fee*!

Virtual Webcast
April 11-12, 2024

Broadcast Live from Santa Clara, CA

•  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT
•  Join from your home or office
•  Earn up to 12.5 CE hours!
•  Includes CCTP Certification Fee*!


Reserve your room now at the exclusive conference rate!
Hotel discounted rate ends March 20, 2024

When you book your stay at the Santa Clara Marriott, you’ll be just steps away from the conference room! Enjoy the convenience of being on-site for your training!

Inspired by the pioneering spirit of Silicon Valley the Santa Clara Marriott blends California living with high-tech services and amenities.

The relaxing, resort style Silicon Valley hotel appeals to business and leisure travelers alike. Exercise in the fitness center, enjoy the outdoor pool, take in fresh and flavorful food and libations, or just relax in the contemporary hotel rooms.

Want to get out on the town? You are a short distance to amazing food, shopping, spas and more! You’ll be close to all the best sites including wine tours, museums, theatres and amusement parks.

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, California 95054

*Please be advised that the block may fill up before the cut-off date. After this date, or fulfillment of the block, the hotel may take reservations on an availability basis at the best available advertised rate.

Meet Your Trainer

Janina Fisher
Janina Fisher, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at The Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known as an expert on the treatment of trauma, Dr. Fisher has also been treating individuals, couples, and families since 1980.

She is past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities.

She is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (2015) and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017) and the forthcoming book, Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma (in press).

Click here for information about Janina Fisher

Here’s What Respected Psychotherapy Leaders Say About Janina Fisher

Bessel van der Kolk

"Janina Fisher is a true master clinician and teacher — the go-to consultant to deal with complex clinical issues and treatment challenges."
Bessel van der Kolk, MD, legendary trauma researcher, clinician, and bestselling author of The Body Keeps the Score

Pat Ogden

"Janina Fisher’s exceptional ability to synthesize the best of cutting-edge trauma psychotherapies has resulted in a brilliant and unique roadmap for resolving chronic traumatization."
Pat Ogden, PhD, founder, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Sue Johnson

"[Janina's insight] on how to treat the clients that many deem hopeless is a must for those working with trauma. It will take you to new places and enable you to reach for your clients and find them when they cannot find themselves."
Sue Johnson, EdD, primary developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Janina Fisher’s Trauma Treatment Certification Training (CCTP):
The Latest Advances and Proven Techniques to Resolve Deeply Held Trauma

Santa Clara, CA
April 11-12, 2024

Held at the Santa Clara Marriott

•  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT
•  2-day LIVE training in Santa Clara, CA
•  Earn up to 12.5 CE hours!
•  Includes CCTP Certification Fee*!

Virtual Webcast
April 11-12, 2024

Broadcast Live from Santa Clara, CA

•  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT
•  Join from your home or office
•  Earn up to 12.5 CE hours!
•  Includes CCTP Certification Fee*!

Frequently Asked Questions

I already have lots of experience working with traumatized clients. Why should I attend this training?

Treating trauma is complicated, the field changes rapidly, and what clients need often goes beyond single modalities. Dr. Janina Fisher has honed a unique approach to treating trauma over decades of practice that unites techniques from leading, evidence-based methods including EMDR, IFS, Sensorimotor, mindfulness, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and more. Whether you’re new to the field or already have significant experience, you’re sure to learn new ways to help your clients find the hope and relief they’re seeking.

Is this training right for me?

If you’re looking for new perspectives, proven techniques, and effective relational strategies for working with traumatized clients, then yes! When you complete this training, you’ll have a robust set of skills and techniques that you can safely use to create treatment success client after client, session after session.

This training was designed to meet the needs of:

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

How does certification work?

We’re so glad you asked! Certification is simple – and there are so many benefits:

Clinical expertise: Show clients and colleagues your practice is based on leading-edge research in this complex area of mental health.

Client trust: Certification shows your clients you care about providing the best care possible. It reveals your professional ability to take on challenging clients and succeed!

Documentation of knowledge: Certification is both a professional and personal accomplishment. It’s an unbiased barometer of your training and dedication to your practice.

Improved insurance reimbursements: Receive more favorable consideration from insurance companies and managed care panels.

Professional recognition: Set yourself apart from the thousands of clinicians relying on outdated methods to treat their clients. Increase your opportunities for career advancement and client referrals.

Here’s all you have to do to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)!

Step 1: Attend the conference.
Step 2: Complete the CE test and instantly print your CE certificate.
Step 3: Submit your application to Evergreen Certifications and we’ll cover the cost of your certification fee for 1 year. ($99.99 value!)

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

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