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Next Session will Launch in August 8, 2022

Are you a 33rd Annual International Trauma Conference Attendee? Register Below to Receive 25% Discount!*

*This special offer is for Trauma Conference Attendees Only.  Thank you.

Scholarship Window is Open 

Scholarship Criteria:

Scholarships of $500, $1000, and $1500 are available.  The following considerations will determine award amounts:
  • Applicants who plan to use their training in underserved populations
  • Applicants from economically challenged geographical locations
  • Students
  • Financial Need

Scholarship window closes July 8th and applicants will be notified of awards by July 29th. 

Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies

The Trauma Research Foundation remains dedicated to helping clinicians integrate leading-edge research on PTSD and developmental trauma with clinical practice through global training and education.

TRF’s comprehensive 7-month online Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies is offered twice per year.  The next session will be in  August 8th, 2022.

Learn how trauma impacts the brain and body, and the efficacy of a wide array of clinical treatment methods to apply in your practice to improve your clinical treatment. This program bridges advanced research on PTSD and developmental trauma with today’s most optimal clinical methods, treatments and modalities to improve outcomes and help clients heal.

The Certificate Program is presented at the post-graduate level, but anyone with an interest in treating trauma is invited to participate.

Students will have the opportunity to have a monthly face-to-face interaction with our experienced senior supervisors to talk about learning points and clinical challenges, along with forming close supportive bonds with your peers which fosters mutual improvement.

After receiving your certificate, qualified licensed clinicians are eligible to apply to the Group Supervision and Consultation Program, which is facilitated by one of our faculty members. You will also be eligible for up to  74.45 CPD credits. 

Upon completion of this advanced 70 hour program you will be eligible to add your name and practice to the Trauma Research Foundation Professional Directory.

 The regular cost of this comprehensive program is $2000. 

7-month online training program

Each week access approximately 2.5 hours of online lectures and course materials.

  • Study at your own pace through pre-recorded lessons.
  • Learn and collaborate in online group discussion guided by course materials.
  • Engage with peers and faculty during monthly live Q&A sessions.
  • Earn a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Research Foundation.
  • CE provided through PESI –  contact 1-800-844-8260 or [email protected] for details

With leading experts

Earn your Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through the TRF’s advanced training program, featuring leading experts on trauma, including:

  • Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., founder of the Trauma Center and New York Times best-selling author of The Body Keeps the Score
  • Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., developer of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model
  • Stephen Porges, Ph.D., creator of the Polyvagal Theory and Social Engagement System
  • Elizabeth Warner, Psy.D., lead developer of Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)
  • Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D., co-developer of the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework
  • and over a dozen more leaders in the field.

Focused on

How trauma impacts the brain and body, and the efficacy of an array of clinical treatment methods to apply in your practice.

  • Neurobiology of PTSD and Developmental Trauma
  • Attachment Theory and Relationships
  • Treatment Foundations and Assessments
  • Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) and Supporting Regulation in Childhood
  • Adult Treatment and Component-Based Psychotherapy (CBP)
  • Dissociation and Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Trauma Processing and EMDR
  • Sensorimotor Treatment and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)
  • Sand Tray Therapy, Play and Activity, Theater and Trauma-Drama, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • Trauma Focused Neurofeedback
  • Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care
  • Special Issues including Sexual Exploitation, Community Trauma, and Sexual Behavior Problems


Certificate Program Faculty

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