Trauma Trainers Retreat
Sun-Fri, May 23-28, 2021
For supervisors/consultants, workshop leaders, instructors, & senior clinicians ready to make the next step.
31 CEs, 12 EMDRIA CEs (optional)
*** Work-Study Fellowships Available ***
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 10th 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.
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.
- 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:
- 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.
- your CV.
- 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from colleagues who are familiar with your work as a supervisor/consultant and/or teacher/trainer
- a completed registration. Don't worry -- if you're not accepted, you'll get a full refund.
- Sunday - Friday, May 23-28, 2021. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Western MA.
- Work-Study Fellowships Available
Please inquire re accommodations for special needs and restricted diets.
Qualified participants will be accepted on a first-come basis.