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Institute on the Relational Treatment of Trauma – A Virtual Series

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Friday, February 17, 2023 , 8:00 am 10:00 am

Due to health and safety precautions with Covid-19, this 6-week series will be virtual. Please see the dates below

The Institute on the Relational Treatment of Trauma is a six-session institute intended for therapists developing their skills in the treatment of trauma.  For six Friday mornings, therapists  who value the therapeutic relationship as foundational to change will explore the challenges of working with clients who have experienced trauma.  We recognize that participants may encounter the many faces of trauma in their work, for example: the abused child, the rape survivor, the vet returning from combat, or adults struggling with the aftermath of a difficult childhood.

In this training we will introduce concepts, incorporating discussion and case examples, that will provide both an initial framework and skills for better work with trauma clients.  Presented by experienced trauma clinicians and designed to be accessible and affordable, the institute will address the following topics:

  • Conceptualizing Trauma, PTSD and Complex PTSD
  • The Feminist Relational Model, Relational Cultural Theory and their Applications in Treating Trauma
  • Assessment, Creating Safety and Boundaries
  • Pacing, Stabilization and Affect Regulation
  • The Grief Process in Trauma Treatment
  • Trauma and Therapist: Ethics of Self-Awareness and Self-Care
6 Fridays, January 20th – February 24th (8am – 10am)
Program Fee: $250/ Restorative Justice Fee $200 for the entire 6 sessions.  Fee includes 12 CEUs. (3 for Cultural Competency and 3 for Ethics)


12 CEUs available for those attending the entire series

Participants who attend all 6 sessions will gain 3 CEUs for Ethics  and 3 for Cultural Competency.

Registrants may miss up to 2 sessions and still register for the series.  CEUs will be issued only for those sessions attended. However, participants will receive materials for all sessions including those that they miss.

Womencare is authorized by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Services to issue CEUs to LSWs/LCSWs, LPCs/LCPCs, LMFTs, PhDs and PsyDs.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute or request a refund.  All refund requests must be made in writing at least one week prior to the event and are subject to an administrative charge of $30.  Alternatively, you may transfer your full registration fee to a future workshop without penalty.  Cancellation and transfer requests made less than one week prior to event will not be honored and registration fee will be forfeited.  Requests must be emailed to info@womencarecounseling.com and will not be accepted by telephone.

$200.00 – $250.00 Fee: $200-$250, includes 3 CEUs (available to LSWs/LCSWs, LPCs/LCPCs, LMFTs, PhDs and PsyDs). A limited number of partial scholarships are available.