Services

The Complex Trauma Training Institute offers a comprehensive array of training and consultation services, as well as select specialized services. We will work with your organization or team to assemble the service package that best suites your needs and budget.

Examples of CTTI service offerings include the following:

  • Keynote Addresses and plenary sessions
  • Workshops (1 hour to full-day or multi-day)
  • Expert Panel Participation
  • Training workshops and ongoing training series (see extensive list of topics)
  • Clinical, milieu, systems and leadership consultation (see extensive list of topics)
  • Program design, evaluation, replication and expansion consultation
  • Organizational needs assessment and strategic planning consultation
  • Trauma-informed provider, organization or systems evaluation
  • Treatment and intervention model design, adaptation and evaluation consultation
  • Evaluation consultation: e.g., psychometric assessment instrument selection, design, adaptation and implementation; process and outcome study design; data analysis planning and review, etc.
  • Resource development consultation: e.g., guidance and direct assistance with curriculum and manual development; resource guides and fact sheets; presentations for funders and stakeholders; scholarly manuscripts, etc.
  • Regional trauma-informed and complex trauma-focused learning community, affiliation or initiative design and establishment consultation
  • Grant application conceptualization and proposed project design consultation
  • Forensic evaluation and expert witness testimony
  • Case-specific clinical consultation to individual providers or agencies
  • Professional coaching and mentorship
  • Clinical supervision for unlicensed providers/trainees (in select U.S. states and Canadian provinces)
  • Trauma evaluation and psychological testing (in select U.S. states and Canadian provinces)

The CTTI Faculty possesses an abundance of expertise: please contact us to inquire about the availability of any services you seek that are not listed here.

Presentation

Training & Consultation Topics

CTTI offers training and consultation on an expansive range of topics in the realms of trauma and life adversity; violence prevention; mental health, psychiatric diagnosis and evidence-based treatment; multidisciplinary social services provision; criminal justice system interface with trauma-exposed individuals and communities; social justice; cultural responsiveness; child development; parenting and caregiving; resilience, and beyond.

We will work with your organization to select and adapt our trainings and tailor our consultation to captivate participants at your event or thoroughly address your organizational learning and ongoing support needs.

 

Examples of training topics that can be expertly covered by CTTI Faculty include the following:

  • The Complexity of Adaptation to Trauma: Diagnoses, evaluation and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD (CPTSD), Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) and related conditions.
  • Neurobiology of trauma and the impact of normative and traumatic stress on mind-body development across the lifespan
  • Core domains of impact of complex trauma
  • Complex trauma and attachment disruption: attachment-based work with trauma-exposed, vulnerable and/or impaired caregivers and their children
  • Complex trauma and maladaptive coping
  • Trauma and regulation of emotion, physiology, impulse & behavior
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES): the science behind ACES and practical applications across child service settings: mental health, schools, pediatrics, etc. 
  • Impact of childhood ACES and trauma on social and emotional development, learning and scholastic performance: how teachers and school personnel can detect, respond and promote trauma-informed classroom environments
  • Understanding the effects of childhood trauma on clinical dissociation, identity development and fragmented self-states
  • Risk and protective factors associated with simple, complex, chronic and developmental trauma
  • Impairment, adaptation, resiliency and posttraumatic growth in the aftermath of trauma
  • Polyvictimization: science and clinical applications
  • Trauma, perception, meaning making and identity
  • NCTSN Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma
  • Trauma-informed care across service systems and settings
  • Complex trauma-informed systems change and enhancement
  • Twelve Tenets of complex trauma-informed residential services
  • Complex trauma-informed juvenile justice services
  • Complex trauma-informed shelter and homelessness services
  • Complex trauma-informed school-based programming: increasing student engagement by promoting mental health and positive attachment for youth impacted by trauma
  • Complex trauma-informed dual diagnosis services
  • Complex trauma-informed “mommy-and-me” services
  • Complex trauma-informed early intervention services
  • Supporting child welfare, protective and foster care services personnel working with children and families impacted by complex trauma
  • Trauma and the criminal justice system: supporting law enforcement, correctional and/or judicial personnel working with children, adults and families impacted by complex trauma
  • Supervising clinicians working with complex trauma cases
  • Complex trauma informed supervision and training of frontline residential and milieu personnel
  • Trauma-informed program development in cultural context
  • Combating vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, burnout and provider self-care: how to build resilience into your day
  • Trauma-informed decision-making on the organizational and systemic levels
  • Promoting professional competency through reflective supervision for mental health professionals working with trauma clients
  • Treatment of PTSD in children and/or adults
  • Phase-oriented, sequential and component based approaches to complex trauma treatment and intervention with children, adolescents and/or adults
  • Evidence based and innovative treatment of traumatic stress and complex trauma impacting children, adolescents and /or adults
  • Diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)
  • Complex trauma domains, symptoms and best practices for treatment and intervention with children, adolescents and/or adults
  • Assessment and treatment of sexually abused children and their families
  • Assessment and treatment of young children with sexual behavior problems.
  • Understanding, assessment and treatment of dissociative adaptations, conditions and disorders in youth and adults with histories of complex trauma.
  • Review and comparison of complex trauma focused psychotherapies
  • Complex trauma-informed outpatient, community-centered and/or home-based services
  • Group treatment approaches for youth impacted by complex trauma
  • Component-Based Psychotherapy: A relational approach to understanding and responding to adults impacted by complex childhood trauma
  • Overview of ARC-informed intervention with children, families and systems impacted by complex trauma
  • Overview of the SPARCS intervention model: Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress
  • School-based intervention of complex trauma
  • Engaging challenging or resistant clients and families in trauma treatment
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Treating adult survivors of childhood emotional abuse and neglect
  • Narrative approaches to trauma processing with youth or adults
  • Trauma Drama: A comprehensive, evidence-informed group intervention for youth exposed or at risk for violence and trauma
  • Incorporating expressive arts-based approaches into complex trauma treatment and intervention; arts based and nontraditional approaches to trauma recovery
  • Incorporating somatic, mind-body and energy-based approaches in complex trauma treatment: using body-based interventions to treat trauma
  • Use of play therapy in trauma treatment
  • Integrating trauma-sensitive yoga into treatment of children and adults impacted by simple and complex trauma.
  • Applications of various forms of play therapy with children, families and adults impacted by trauma, including Jungian play therapy, family play therapy, sensory integration and autoregulation-based approaches.
  • The use of play, art, sand and other expressive therapies with traumatized children.
  • Transcultural approach to altered state of consciousness work and healing
  • Attachment-based play therapy in working with traumatized children.
  • The intersection of developmental trauma and ancestral or historical trauma
  • Intersection of complex trauma and spirituality:  understanding religion and spirituality as both potential risk factors and sources of past trauma as potential protective factors; integrating faith into trauma treatment.
  • Intersection of complex trauma, community violence, racism, poverty and oppression
  • Intersection of complex trauma, structural violence and systemic trauma: the role of institutions, ideology and government in perpetuating disadvantage, poverty, discrimination and cultural oppression
  • Intersection of complex trauma, dissociation and gender identity
  • Intersection of complex trauma, substance misuse and addiction: trauma-informed substance abuse treatment; integrated trauma and substance abuse treatment
  • Intersection of complex trauma, cognitive challenges and disabilities
  • Domestic violence, intimate partner violence, dating violence, violence in LGBTQIA+ relationships, and elder abuse
  • Supporting trauma informed care in pastoral counseling and faith-based practice settings and providers
  • Transgenerational trauma and indigenous history
  • Empowering urban youth of color impacted by community violence and complex trauma
  • Empowering LGBTAIQ+ youth and young adults impacted by complex trauma
  • Understanding and supporting mental health and wellbeing of college students, transitional aged youth and young adults impacted by trauma
  • Supporting parents, families and caregivers impacted by complex trauma, including dyadic, mother-child, father-child, grandparent-child, and other caregiver-child relationships.
  • Impact of primary, secondary and vicarious trauma on loved ones, partners and intimate others
  • Trauma and parenting
  • Impact of child, community and transgenerational trauma on foster, kinship and adoptive families and placements: supporting understanding of complex trauma and effective caregiving
  • Using family play therapy to enhance parent-child attachment.
  • Using drama and play to promote family connection.
  • The subtle trajectory of psychological trauma & the critical role of caregivers in changing their child’s course
  • Screening and assessment of traumatic stress and complex trauma in children, adolescents and/or adults
  • Psychometric assessment of trauma exposure, PTSD, CPTSD, DTD, clinical dissociation and related conditions
  • Use of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Comprehensive Trauma instrument in clinical practice
  • Core components of complex trauma intervention
  • Assessment driven case conceptualization and treatment planning for complex trauma intervention with children, adolescents or adults
  • Beyond PTSD: Unraveling the complexity of complex trauma
  • The Body’s alarm system: Reframing maladaptive coping and risk behaviors from the vantage point of survival-based adaptation to trauma.
  • The transformative power of action: use of improvisational theater and cooperative play in intervention with youth and adults impacted by complex trauma
  • In the line of fire: Strategic defense against the insidious effects of abuse & neglect on child abuse professionals
  • Out of the abyss: Comprehensive, trauma-informed residential services for youth
  • Post-traumatic play: What clinicians should know
  • Unseen wounds: the legacy of childhood emotional abuse and neglect
  • Soul loss and soul retrieval in treatment of individuals and communities impacted by ancestral trauma
  • Can a Hollywood movie transform your clinical practice? Unraveling the nuance and complexity of trauma treatment
  • Enduring, overcoming and transcending childhood trauma: breaking the chains of a traumatogenic lifestyle