Training Descriptions

Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute Trainings

I am a faculty member of the Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute. I provide trainings in the following: EMDR, Progressive Counting: Child and Teen Focus, and Treating Problem Behaviors. Descriptions can be found on the Trauma Institute website at childtrauma.com. I provide workshop trainings locally, nationally and internationally.

EMDR Basic Training in EMDR Training

EMDRIA-Approved training in EMDR Therapy. This course is the complete basic training and includes the required consultation. 49 CE’s are included.

For more information, contact me or see the Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute EMDR Basic Training description.

Past Trainings

  • Buffalo, NY, 2–4 trainings yearly 2009–present
  • Russelville, Arkansas: September – December, 2013
  • Minneapolis, MN, 2009–2010

Progressive Counting: Child and Teen Focus with Optional Certificate Program

With Nicole Wolasz, LCSWR, we offer this extensive trauma therapy training locally and nationally. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for working with children and teens that have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. This in-depth extended training will cover impact of trauma and loss, identification and assessment of traumatized individuals, working with parents and other caregivers to help traumatized kids, practicing scripted interventions that directly helping clients to manage their symptoms. Therapists will also learn to resolve trauma/loss memories via Progressive Counting (PC).

Past Trainings

  • Child & Adolescent Trauma Training (PC included): St. Lucia, assisted Dr. Greenwald.
  • Child and Adolescent Trauma Training for Case Managers: Certificate Program for the Child Welfare Training Academy (CWTA) in Washington, DC. July to September 2014.
  • Child Trauma Institute Certificate Program. Co-facilitated with Nicole Wolasz (2012)
  • Child Trauma Institute extended training: (3 years) Catholic Charities. Co-facilitated with Jerry Kelly and Ann Beckley-Forest (2010 to 2013).
  • Child Trauma Institute extended training: (2 years) Child & Family Services (2010 to 2011)

Treating Problem Behaviors

For more information, see the Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute Treating Problem Behaviors course description.

Past Trainings

  • Treating Problem Behaviors (4 days) Child Trauma Institute, Toronto, Canada (2013)
  • Treating Problem Behaviors (3 days) Child Trauma Institute, Harborcreek, Erie, PA (2012)
  • Treating Problem Behaviors (3 days) Child Trauma Institute, Singapore. Co-facilitated with Ann Beckley-Forest (2011)
  • Treating Problem Behaviors (3 days) Child Trauma Institute, Singapore (2010)

Play Therapy and Integrating Play Therapy and EMDR

With Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S, we offer Play Therapy for Trauma workshops, as well as training to integrate Play therapy and EMDR Therapy. We offer these trainings locally, nationally, and have even offered them in Beijing, China. Learn more about Play Therapy workshops here. Our upcoming Play Therapy and EMDR workshop is here.

Past Trainings

  • Peking University for psychiatrists and counselors: (2015 -2016)

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

With Lidia Snyder, LMSW,RYT-200, TCTSY-F, we offer Trauma Sensitive Yoga workshops. 

An essential aspect of recovering from trauma is learning ways to regulate intense emotions. For thousands of years, Yoga has been offered as a practice that helps one calm the mind and body. Recently, Bessel van der Kolk’s research has shown that TCTSY practices can reduce autonomic sympathetic activation and muscle tension, and decrease physical and emotional symptoms.

This workshop is for social workers and mental health providers who wish to bring aspects of TCTSY into their treatment with traumatized adults and teens in any setting: inpatient, outpatient, or client’s home. A brief overview of trauma theory and the neurophysiology of trauma will be followed with practical TCTSY techniques that can be used immediately with clients. Learn more about these workshops here.

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

With Lidia Snyder, LMSW,RYT-200, TCTSY-F, we offer Trauma Sensitive Yoga workshops. 

An essential aspect of recovering from trauma is learning ways to regulate intense emotions. For thousands of years, Yoga has been offered as a practice that helps one calm the mind and body. Recently, Bessel van der Kolk’s research has shown that TCTSY practices can reduce autonomic sympathetic activation and muscle tension, and decrease physical and emotional symptoms.

This workshop is for social workers and mental health providers who wish to bring aspects of TCTSY into their treatment with traumatized adults and teens in any setting: inpatient, outpatient, or client’s home. A brief overview of trauma theory and the neurophysiology of trauma will be followed with practical TCTSY techniques that can be used immediately with clients. Learn more about these workshops here.

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

With Lidia Snyder, LMSW,RYT-200, TCTSY-F, we offer Trauma Sensitive Yoga workshops. 

An essential aspect of recovering from trauma is learning ways to regulate intense emotions. For thousands of years, Yoga has been offered as a practice that helps one calm the mind and body. Recently, Bessel van der Kolk’s research has shown that TCTSY practices can reduce autonomic sympathetic activation and muscle tension, and decrease physical and emotional symptoms.

This workshop is for social workers and mental health providers who wish to bring aspects of TCTSY into their treatment with traumatized adults and teens in any setting: inpatient, outpatient, or client’s home. A brief overview of trauma theory and the neurophysiology of trauma will be followed with practical TCTSY techniques that can be used immediately with clients. Learn more about these workshops here.

Attachment and Dissociation Workshops

With Elizabeth Davis, MFA, MS, ATRBBC, LCAT, we offer a workshop on the topics of Attachment and Dissociation in Children and Adults. The workshop includes many attachment interventions as well as ways to manage dissociation.  We offer these trainings locally and nationally. Learn more about this workshop here.

Dealing with Challenging Clients: Why Don’t They Just Get Over It?

This workshop is based on the Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (STAR) program through the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding through the Eastern Mennonite University. I am a STAR Level 2 trainer and I provide these experiential workshops locally and nationally with Sue Klassen, MA in conflict transformation with an emphasis on Restorative Justice. These trainings are for human service professionals and para-professionals such as mediators, lawyers, clergy, human service workers and anyone working with potentially traumatized individuals.

In the experiential training you can learn the following:

Learn more on the STAR website.

Past Trainings

Dealing with Challenging Clients: Why Don’t They Just Get Over It? Co-facilitated with Sue Klassen, STAR Associate. An Experiential Workshop for Implementing Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR)

  • Buffalo, Rochester: 2–4 trainings yearly from 2013 to present
  • Baker Victory Services: NY, January 24 & 31, 2014

Managing Dissociative Symptoms Using Soothing and Grounding Tools

With Nicole Wolasz, LCSWR, we offer this training locally and nationally. This training provides an opportunity for staff and clinicians working with children, adolescents and young adults to increase their confidence in talking to clients about trauma, identifying dissociative symptoms, and to effectively manage these symptoms through creative and play-based soothing and grounding tools.

This workshop will provide scripts, demonstration video’s, and photo images of varied ways of using the techniques. Participants will also practice a variety of the 30 soothing and grounding tools.

Trauma Informed Trainings for Schools, Agencies and Organizations

I provide trauma trainings to many schools, agencies, and organizations in the area and out of state. Trainings range from 3 hours to a full day.

Trauma Informed Consultation

Contact me with any questions

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

With Lidia Snyder, LMSW,RYT-200, TCTSY-F, we offer Trauma Sensitive Yoga workshops. 

An essential aspect of recovering from trauma is learning ways to regulate intense emotions. For thousands of years, Yoga has been offered as a practice that helps one calm the mind and body. Recently, Bessel van der Kolk’s research has shown that TCTSY practices can reduce autonomic sympathetic activation and muscle tension, and decrease physical and emotional symptoms.

This workshop is for social workers and mental health providers who wish to bring aspects of TCTSY into their treatment with traumatized adults and teens in any setting: inpatient, outpatient, or client’s home. A brief overview of trauma theory and the neurophysiology of trauma will be followed with practical TCTSY techniques that can be used immediately with clients. Learn more about these workshops here.

Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute Trainings

I am a faculty member of the Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute. I provide trainings in the following: EMDR, Progressive Counting: Child and Teen Focus, and Treating Problem Behaviors. Descriptions can be found on the Trauma Institute website at childtrauma.com. I provide workshop trainings locally, nationally and internationally.

EMDR Basic Training in EMDR Training

EMDRIA-Approved training in EMDR Therapy. This course is the complete basic training and includes the required consultation. 49 CE’s are included.

For more information, contact me or see the Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute EMDR Basic Training description.

Past Trainings

  • Buffalo, NY, 2–4 trainings yearly 2009–present
  • Russelville, Arkansas: September – December, 2013
  • Minneapolis, MN, 2009–2010

Progressive Counting: Child and Teen Focus with Optional Certificate Program

With Nicole Wolasz, LCSWR, we offer this extensive trauma therapy training locally and nationally. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for working with children and teens that have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. This in-depth extended training will cover impact of trauma and loss, identification and assessment of traumatized individuals, working with parents and other caregivers to help traumatized kids, practicing scripted interventions that directly helping clients to manage their symptoms. Therapists will also learn to resolve trauma/loss memories via Progressive Counting (PC).

Past Trainings

  • Child & Adolescent Trauma Training (PC included): St. Lucia, assisted Dr. Greenwald.
  • Child and Adolescent Trauma Training for Case Managers: Certificate Program for the Child Welfare Training Academy (CWTA) in Washington, DC. July to September 2014.
  • Child Trauma Institute Certificate Program. Co-facilitated with Nicole Wolasz (2012)
  • Child Trauma Institute extended training: (3 years) Catholic Charities. Co-facilitated with Jerry Kelly and Ann Beckley-Forest (2010 to 2013).
  • Child Trauma Institute extended training: (2 years) Child & Family Services (2010 to 2011)

Treating Problem Behaviors

For more information, see the Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute Treating Problem Behaviors course description.

Past Trainings

  • Treating Problem Behaviors (4 days) Child Trauma Institute, Toronto, Canada (2013)
  • Treating Problem Behaviors (3 days) Child Trauma Institute, Harborcreek, Erie, PA (2012)
  • Treating Problem Behaviors (3 days) Child Trauma Institute, Singapore. Co-facilitated with Ann Beckley-Forest (2011)
  • Treating Problem Behaviors (3 days) Child Trauma Institute, Singapore (2010)

Play Therapy Trainings

With Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S, we offer Trauma Sensitive Play Therapy workshops. We offer these trainings locally, nationally, and have even offered them in Beijing, China. Learn more about these Play Therapy workshops here

Past Trainings

  • Peking University for psychiatrists and counselors: (2015 -2016)

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

With Lidia Snyder, LMSW,RYT-200, TCTSY-F, we offer Trauma Sensitive Yoga workshops. 

An essential aspect of recovering from trauma is learning ways to regulate intense emotions. For thousands of years, Yoga has been offered as a practice that helps one calm the mind and body. Recently, Bessel van der Kolk’s research has shown that TCTSY practices can reduce autonomic sympathetic activation and muscle tension, and decrease physical and emotional symptoms.

This workshop is for social workers and mental health providers who wish to bring aspects of TCTSY into their treatment with traumatized adults and teens in any setting: inpatient, outpatient, or client’s home. A brief overview of trauma theory and the neurophysiology of trauma will be followed with practical TCTSY techniques that can be used immediately with clients. Learn more about these workshops here.

Attachment and Dissociation Workshops

With Elizabeth Davis, MFA, MS, ATRBBC, LCAT, we offer a workshop on the topics of Attachment and Dissociation in Children and Adults. The workshop includes many attachment interventions as well as ways to manage dissociation.  We offer these trainings locally and nationally. Learn more about this workshop here.

Dealing with Challenging Clients: Why Don’t They Just Get Over It?

This workshop is based on the Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (STAR) program through the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding through the Eastern Mennonite University. I am a STAR Level 2 trainer and I provide these experiential workshops locally and nationally with Sue Klassen, MA in conflict transformation with an emphasis on Restorative Justice. These trainings are for human service professionals and para-professionals such as mediators, lawyers, clergy, human service workers and anyone working with potentially traumatized individuals.

In the experiential training you can learn the following:

Learn more on the STAR website.

Past Trainings

Dealing with Challenging Clients: Why Don’t They Just Get Over It? Co-facilitated with Sue Klassen, STAR Associate. An Experiential Workshop for Implementing Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR)

  • Buffalo, Rochester: 2–4 trainings yearly from 2013 to present
  • Baker Victory Services: NY, January 24 & 31, 2014

Managing Dissociative Symptoms Using Soothing and Grounding Tools

With Nicole Wolasz, LCSWR, we offer this training locally and nationally. This training provides an opportunity for staff and clinicians working with children, adolescents and young adults to increase their confidence in talking to clients about trauma, identifying dissociative symptoms, and to effectively manage these symptoms through creative and play-based soothing and grounding tools.

This workshop will provide scripts, demonstration video’s, and photo images of varied ways of using the techniques. Participants will also practice a variety of the 30 soothing and grounding tools.

Trauma Informed Trainings for Schools, Agencies and Organizations

I provide trauma trainings to many schools, agencies, and organizations in the area and out of state. Trainings range from 3 hours to a full day.

Trauma Informed Consultation

Contact me with any questions