Traumatic Stress Studies Certificate

Post graduate program by the Trauma Research Foundation

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.

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. TRF's comprehensive 7-month online Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies 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.

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. Upon completion of the 6-week Group Supervision, you may be invited to join the Trauma Research Foundation Referral Network.

The next session of this course will be starting in February 2021. The cost of this comprehensive program is $2000. Please use the links below to register and pay for this course. There are two payment options. You may pay the total cost upfront, or you have the option of paying for the course with a convenient payment plan.

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Comprehensive foundation on the neuroscience of trauma and the science of treatment development and clinical application.

7-month online training program

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

  • Learn and collaborate in online group discussion guided by course materials.
  • Engage with peers and faculty during live Q&A sessions.
  • Earn a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Research Foundation.
  • Details about continuing education credits will be available soon.

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


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