Training, Workshops & Consultations

“Liked inclusion of audience participation…”

Training Sessions are research-supported,  curriculum-based programs developed by the Trauma Institute / Child Trauma Institute. The sessions provide skills for trauma-informed evaluation, treatment planning/contracting, motivational interviewing, attachment’s role in healing from developmental trauma, clinical supervision/consultation, and more.

  • Slaying the Dragon: The Fairy Tale Model of Trauma Treatment. This 1-day workshop for mental health professionals offers advanced clinical skills and an introduction to trauma resolution.
  • Progressive Counting (PC) – Child or Teen Focus. This is an in-depth clinical skills training in child/adolescent trauma-informed treatment. Topics include child/adolescent trauma theory, therapist self-care, evaluation, case formulation, treatment planning, safety and strength-building, symptom management and self-control skills, working with parents and teachers, trauma resolution, consolidation of gains, and relapse prevention. Progressive Counting is a newer trauma resolution method that is effective, efficient, well tolerated, and research-supported.

“Good imaging exercise, very practical.”

Workshops are 1-hour to 1-day in length and developed with the audience in mind. Workshops are custom-designed programs for those who work with distressed children, e.g. children with nonverbal learning disabilities, or children traumatized by medical and/or relational problems in residential treatment, child welfare, school, foster care, pediatrics, juvenile justice, or family court systems.

Past workshop topics include:

  • Developmental Trauma & Head Start Interventions
  • Trauma Therapy for Guardian ad Litem
  • Working Well with Colleagues with Disabilities


“The follow-up consultation makes me more confident in doing trauma resolution work and not just working on coping with problems.”

Consultation is for mental health professionals who have completed a training session and would like to be supported in implementing a phase-model of treatment. Consultation is either group or individual. Contact us for more information.