a PC (progressive counting) training program
9-month program, 14 contact days
For mental health professionals (and advanced graduate students)
85 CEs, 12 EMDRIA CEs (optional)
This research-supported program is designed to help participants learn and master the essential clinical skills for trauma-informed treatment with adults, children, and teens.
*** Work-Study Fellowships Available ***
Description of the Training Program. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for working with adults, children, and teens who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. This in-depth extended training will cover trauma theory, impact of trauma and loss, therapeutic relationship, self-care for counselors/therapists, identification and assessment of traumatized individuals, working with parents and other care-givers to help traumatized kids, and directly helping clients to manage their symptoms, resolve their trauma/loss memories, and prepare to cope effectively with future challenges. The program is designed for mental health professionals (or advanced graduate students) with an active therapy caseload.
Participants will first learn a foundation model and skills, and over time add advanced interventions such as motivational interviewing, anger management training, and parent training. Each of the subsequent meetings will include new (or review) didactic/skills material as well as group consultation focused on participants' ongoing cases. This program is designed to help participants learn and master the essential clinical skills for trauma-informed treatment with adults, children, and teens.
The training program involves lecture, demonstration, and in-class practice. This is an experiential training, and part of the learning is to practice the interventions with other participants. Although participants are always in charge of what they disclose, some individuals have reported that their participation led to facing personal issues. Full documentation on the course here.
Objectives. Participants will be able to:
- Explain how past trauma or loss can lead to ongoing problem behaviors or symptoms.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive trauma-informed treatment plan.
- Teach clients how to control their anxiety, impulsive/acting-out behavior, and other symptoms.
- Guide parents and others to help kids to be (and feel) more safe and successful.
- Help clients to face and work through their trauma/loss memories.
- Help clients and their families to anticipate and prepare for future challenges.
- Provide therapy in various formats including outpatient, milieu, and intensive retreats.
- Problem-solve their own challenging cases, regardless of whether trauma was identified as the presenting issue.
- Provide systematic and effective trauma-informed supervision and consultation to others.
Credentials Earned. Participants must attend all meetings and meet other requirements (such as bringing in videos of sessions). Those who complete this program will:
- Receive TI & CTI's Certificate in Trauma Therapy (CTT)
- Potentially be Certified in Progressive Counting (PC), assuming they have met the all certification requirements during the course.
- Have all (12) EMDRIA CE hours needed for EMDR Certification (for those who have previously completed EMDR training).
- Receive 85 CEs (optional; $50 additional fee).
Instructors: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, Rebecca Chapman, PsyD, Annie Monaco, LCSW-R, Nicole Rizzo-Wolasz, LCSW-R, Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW-R, RPT
Text books (included):
- Treating Problem Behaviors
- Child Trauma Handbook
- Progressive Counting Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment
Fall 2020 - Spring 2021, ONLINE. August 31 - September 4, 2020; October 26-28; December 7-8; March 15-16, 2021; May 20-21, 2021. Instructor: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD and staff. *** Fellowships Available ***
Summer 2021 - Spring 2022, ONLINE. August 30 - September 3, 2021; October 12-14. 2021; December 6-7, 2021; March 2022 TBD; May 2022 TBD. Instructor: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD and staff. *** Fellowships Available ***
To arrange a certificate training program for your group, contact the Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute.
Enrollment is limited to 24 participants.
A note about the cost of training: We are teaching advanced clinical skills and we want to make sure that you get it. For this reason, we are committed to a high instructor:participant ratio (1:12 or better during practicums). This allows us to directly supervise each participant during the many practice exercises. We also provide each participant with text books and extensive handouts. We do our best to keep your cost down, but a high quality experience does cost more. We think it's worth it.
Special Needs: Requests to local sponsor/registrar for special accommodations.