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Institute on the Relational Treatment of Trauma

Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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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 the Therapist: Ethics of Self-Awareness and Self-Care


Fridays, February 21 – March 27, 2020 (8am – 10am)
Program Fee: $235 for the entire 6 sessions.  Fee includes 12 CEUs and light refreshments.


12 CEUs available for those attending the entire series

Participants who attend all 6 sessions will gain 3 CEUs for Ethics and 3 CEUs 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.  Cancellations must be emailed to [email protected] and will not be accepted by telephone.



17 available Institute on Relational Treatment of Trauma$235.00

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Friday, March 20, 2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Womencare Counseling & Training Center
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