Trauma Trainers Retreat

Sun-Fri, May 14-19, 2017


For supervisors/consultants, workshop leaders, instructors, & senior clinicians ready to make the next step.

31 CEs, 12 EMDRIA CEs (optional)


*** Work-Study Fellowships Available ***


*** LIST of previous retreat graduates. ***

Comments from past participants:

"Content was wonderful - things I'd never learn anywhere else."

"I was so nervous about coming into this week and am leaving very centered and committed to act on my creativity... [The activities and environment/culture] made this an experience which feels "life changing.""

"The whole process has put my goals into a reachable order."

"I want to thank you for an extraordinary educational experience. The retreat gets a five star rating for content; location; opportunity for self-development; camaraderie; gourmet food; and fun."

"A major breakthrough for me and my work."


Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We are pleased to offer our 8th semi-annual retreat for senior trauma-oriented clinicians who wish to develop their skills/repertoire as supervisors, consultants, workshop leaders, and instructors.

Purpose: The goal is to develop and support a growing group of individuals who can offer effective supervision, consultation, and basic and advanced training programs in trauma-informed treatment. Hopefully this will lead to more widely available quality training and practice in this specialty area.

Curriculum: All aspects of trauma treatment training/consultation will be covered, including:

  • Repertoire of concepts and skills to be taught.
  • Teaching methods for specific concepts and skills.
  • Materials, slides and handouts for use in workshops.
  • Presentation skills and strategies.
  • Consultation and mentorship.
  • Business practices and strategies.

Note: The primary focus of this retreat is not to teach clinical skills. It is designed to prepare those with the skills to teach and supervise others.

Objectives:

The overall goal is for participants to be able to offer effective specialty training programs on trauma treatment. Specific objectives:

  • Participants will be able to consult on a case, identify the phase of trauma treatment the case currently is "in," and recommend specific treatment activities on that basis.
  • Participants will be able to name the essential components of a successful training program (in terms of presentation methods etc.), and to design their own training programs accordingly.
  • Participants will receive feedback on their own presentation styles and then demonstrate improvement.
  • Participants will develop a business strategy for developing their trauma consultation and training practice.

Daily schedule available upon request.

Retreat Leader: Ricky Greenwald, Psy.D.

Language: English.

Schedule:

  • Scheduled activities Sunday though Friday. Generally full day (e.g. 9-5) but on the first day we don't start until lunch time (about 12:30 PM), and on the last day we'll get out a bit early (maybe 2:00 PM).
  • Participants are required to attend all scheduled activities. Certificates of completion will be given.
  • Your room is reserved from Sunday night through Friday morning.
  • Meals provided starting with Sunday lunch, through Friday lunch. Incidentally, the food is excellent - both healthful and delicious.

Location: Stumpsprouts Guest Lodge, West Hill Rd, W. Hawley, MA. Nearest major airports: Hartford, CT, 1.5 hr; Boston, MA, 2.5 hrs; New York City (JFK or LaGuardia), 3.5 hrs. Driving directions are available on the Stumpsprouts web site.

Lodging and meals are on site and included in the registration fee.

Note: In order to keep the cost down, group size small, and be in a suitable retreat-like facility, there is no guarantee of a private bedroom. This is not ideal, but it was the best solution.

Coming with others: This is not designed as a bring-your-spouse/family event; you'll be busy most of the time. However, there may be limited room available for couples/families, on a first-come basis. Food and lodging for additional family members is $100/person/night. Inquire as to availability.

Eligibility: Participants must be experienced clinicians who are at the level of expertise required to offer supervision/consultation and/or training. If you have questions about your eligibility, ask - or apply anyway and we'll let you know.

To Apply, send in, all via e-mail:

  1. a brief cover letter, about a page, including the following: your credentials/experience with trauma-informed treatment; with supervision/consultation; and with teaching/training. Also what you hope/plan to do with what you learn on the retreat. Short and sweet is good; if you want to use bullets instead of paragraphs, that's fine.
  2. your CV.
  3. 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from colleagues who are familiar with your work as a supervisor/consultant and/or teacher/trainer
  4. a completed registration. Don't worry -- if you're not accepted, you'll get a full refund.


Registration

  • Sunday - Friday, May dates TBA, 2017. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Western MA. Registration will open in Summer 2016.

Earlybird rate of $1,600 through March 1; $1,800 through May 1

 
 
$2,000.00 Now $1,600.00
 
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Please inquire re accommodations for special needs and restricted diets.

E-mail inquiries are welcome. E-mail applications are required.

 

Enrollment is limited to 12 people.
Qualified participants will be accepted on a first-come basis.

Special Needs: Requests to local sponsor/registrar for special accommodations.