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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 33 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 toward 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

Program begins February 26, 2024

$4,500.00 Value
Just $699.00 Today — Unbelievable Savings!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just $199.99.
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Plus, earn up to 70 CE Hours. Click here for CE credit details.
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
  1. Stay on the leading edge of diagnosing trauma-related issues

  2. Learn how to create unique treatment interventions that maximize your therapeutic outcomes

  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, PhD
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

Program begins February 26, 2024

$4,500.00 Value
Just $699.00 Today — Unbelievable Savings!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just $199.99.
Click here for Payment Plan Information.

Plus, earn up to 70 CE Hours. Click here for CE credit details.

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

7-MONTH POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

 


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 Hours
This self-study course will provide continuing education hours.
Earn up to 70 CE Hours.
Click here for CE credit details.

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, MD, founder of the Trauma Center and New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Body Keeps the Score

  • Richard Schwartz, PhD, developer of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model

  • Stephen Porges, PhD, creator of the Polyvagal Theory and Social Engagement System
  • Elizabeth Warner, EdM, PsyD, lead developer of Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)

  • Janina Fisher, PhD, trauma treatment expert and former instructor at The Trauma Center

  • 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

Program begins February 26, 2024

$4,500.00 Value
Just $699.00 Today — Unbelievable Savings!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just $199.99.
Click here for Payment Plan Information.

Plus, earn up to 70 CE Hours. Click here for CE credit details.

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

SCHEDULE
Program begins February 26, 2024

 

Week 1 | Understanding Trauma: Foundations
with Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Click here for information about Bessel A. van der Kolk

Week 2 | The Complexity of Adaptation to Trauma
with Jana Pressley, PsyD | Click here for information about Jana Pressley

Week 3 | The Nature of Trauma: Developmental Neurobiology, Neuroimaging Research and Effective Intervention
with Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Click here for information about Bessel A. van der Kolk

Week 4 | Neurobiology of Trauma Treatment: EMDR and New Research Directions
with Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Click here for information about Bessel A. van der Kolk

Week 5 | Adult Attachment Relationships
with Jana Pressley, PsyD | Click here for information about Jana Pressley

Week 6 | The Roles Intersectionality & Cultural Humility Play When Working with Diverse Client Populations
with Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW | Click here for information about Gary Bailey

Week 7 | The Field Guide for Barefoot Psychology: Making Psychoeducation and Healing Relevant and Scalable across Cultures
with Michael Niconchuk, MSc, and Vivian Khedari DePierro, PhD
Click here for information about Michael Niconchuk
Click here for information about Vivian Khedari-DePierro

Week 8 | Trauma Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory
with Stephen Porges, PhD | Click here for information about Stephen Porges

Week 9 | Trauma Assessment of Children and Adults
with Alexandra Cook, PhD | Click here for information about Alexandra Cook

Week 10 | Childhood Trauma: Impact and Long-Term Consequences
with Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Click here for information about Bessel A. van der Kolk

Week 11 | The Scope of Trauma Treatment: From Acute Interventions to Restoration of Self-Experience
with Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Click here for information about Bessel A. van der Kolk

Week 12 | Introduction to ARC: The Attachment, Regulation, and Competency Model
with Margaret Blaustein, PhD | Click here for information about Margaret Blaustein

Week 13 | ARC & Supporting Regulation in Childhood
with Margaret Blaustein, PhD | Click here for information about Margaret Blaustein

Week 14 | We Do Not Work Alone: Implementing and Sustaining Trauma-informed Systems
with Patricia Wilcox, LCSW | Click here for information about Patricia D. Wilcox

Week 15 | SMART: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment
with Elizabeth Warner, EdM, PsyD, and Alexandra Cook, PhD
Click here for information about Elizabeth Warner
Click here for information about Alexandra Cook

Week 16 | Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice
Pat Ogden, PhD | Click here for information about Pat Ogden

Week 17 | Trauma, PTSD and the Mind-Body Relationship
with Matthew Sanford | Click here for information about Matthew Sanford

Week 18 | Embodied Awareness
with Licia Sky, BFA | Click here for information about Licia Sky

Week 19 | Use of Play and Activity to Support Trauma-informed Treatment
with Steven Gross, MSW | Click here for information about Steven Gross

Week 20 | Trauma Processing with Children
with Michele Henderson, LICSW | Click here for information about Michele Henderson

Week 21 | Making Connections: The Neuropsychology of Sandplay Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma
with Lorraine Freedle, PhD, LCSW, ABPdN, ABSNP, CST-T
Click here for information about Lorraine Freedle

Week 22 | The Importance of Play in the Treatment of Trauma
with Dafna Lender, LCSW | Click here for information about Dafna Lender

Week 23 | Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: A Model for Accelerated Change
with Deborah Korn, PsyD | Click here for information about Deborah Korn

Week 24 | Theater as Embodied Therapy
with Stephan Wolfert, MFA, and Dawn Stern
Click here for information about Stephan Wolfert
Click here for information about Dawn Stern

Week 25 | Working with Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth
with Jon Ebert, PsyD, and Tarah Kuhn, PhD
Click here for information about Jon Ebert | Click here for information about Tarah Kuhn

Week 26 | Trauma & Altered States of Consciousness
with Ruth Lanius, PhD, MD, FRCPC | Click here for information about Ruth Lanius

Week 27 | Internal Family Systems
with Richard Schwartz, PhD | Click here for information about Richard C. Schwartz

Week 28 | The Use of Internal Family Systems Model in Trauma Treatment
with Frank Anderson, MD | Click here for information about Frank Anderson

Week 29 | Implementing Trauma Informed Therapies in Community
with Janina Fisher, PhD | Click here for information about Janina Fisher

Week 30 | Trauma-informed, Spiritually aware: Considering spirituality in holistic self and client care
with Jana Pressley, PsyD | Click here for information about Jana Pressley

Week 31 | Caring for the Caregiver: Vicarious Trauma
with Jana Pressley, PsyD | Click here for information about Jana Pressley

Week 32 | Alternative Non-pharmaceutical Treatment Techniques for Development Trauma: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback
with Ainat Rogel, PhD, MSW, LCSW, and Diana Martinez, MD, MSc, PhD, BNC | Click here for information about Ainat Rogel | Click here for information about Diana Martinez

Week 33 | The Future of Trauma Interventions
with Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Click here for information about Bessel A. van der Kolk

Week 34 | Graduation Celebration

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

Program begins February 26, 2024

$4,500.00 Value
Just $699.00 Today — Unbelievable Savings!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just $199.99.
Click here for Payment Plan Information.

Plus, earn up to 70 CE Hours. Click here for CE credit details.

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, but it also distinguishes you from your peers and shows your clients, your colleagues, and employer your continued dedication to improving therapeutic outcomes.

 

A Collaborative Learning Environment...

Upon completion of this course, participants are invited to apply for 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 who 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

Program begins February 26, 2024

$4,500.00 Value
Just $699.00 Today — Unbelievable Savings!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just $199.99.
Click here for Payment Plan Information.

Plus, earn up to 70 CE Hours. Click here for CE credit details.

Questions about this course? Please contact PESI toll-free at 800-844-8260.
MEET YOUR FEATURED EXPERTS

Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling 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.

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.

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 the curriculum.

The Senior Researcher at the Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab for Neuroscience and Social Conflict brings 10 years of experience in complex emergencies in the Middle East and Latin America, with a specific focus on the translation of neuroscience research into field programs for violence prevention and mental health. He is the lead author of the Field Guide for Barefoot Psychologists.

Research Director of Beyond Conflict International, and award-winning researcher for her work on Beyond Conflict’s Field Guide for Barefoot Psychology due to its innovative design and scientific excellence.

Co-developer of SMART and a co-author of the SMART Manual.

Dr. Blaustein is a 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.

Author of the Polyvagal Theory, Distinguished University Scientist at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina.

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.

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.

Ogden is a pioneer in somatic psychology and both founder and education director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, a past faculty of Naropa University, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer, and trainer, and the first author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Her second book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015), is a practical guide to integrating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Dr. Ogden, with colleagues, is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, couples, and families.

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.

A Boston-based somatic educator, writer, artist, singer-songwriter, and bodyworker who works with traumatized individuals and trains mental health professionals to use mindful meditation for attunement, healing, and connection.

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, MD, and lead author of 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.

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.

LORRAINE FREEDLE, LCSW, PhD, ABPDN, ABSNP, CST-T | Click here for information about Lorraine Freedle
A pediatric neuropsychologist, international sand play therapy teacher (STA/ISST), and trainer in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), Lorraine is an award-winning researcher for her studies of sand play 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.

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.

International trainer and supervisor for practitioners who work with children and families. She is a certified trainer and supervisor/consultant in both Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and is the co-author of Theraplay: The Practitioner's Guide.

Military veteran and developer of DE-CRUIT — an integrative treatment model in collaboration with experts in the fields of psychology, trauma, and theatre, along with fellow military veterans.

Actress and Chief Operations Officer of DE-CRUIT.

Ebert is the 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).

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.

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

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.

RUTH LANIUS, MD, PhD, FRCPC | Click here for information about Ruth Lanius
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.

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 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).

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

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

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

Program begins February 26, 2024

$4,500.00 Value
Just $699.00 Today — Unbelievable Savings!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just $199.99.
Click here for Payment Plan Information.

Plus, earn up to 70 CE Hours. Click here for CE credit details.

Questions about this course? Please contact PESI toll-free at 800-844-8260.
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