Ethics and Supervision: The Trauma Of It 

 What are ethical considerations around trauma treatment and care? What does it mean to be trauma informed? How much do I need to know and understand about trauma to be treating it? In this workshop, we will explore the ethical issues and considerations, best practice standards and competencies around the treatment of trauma. And what Supervision? What does a trauma informed supervisor look like? Do I know enough about trauma to supervise individuals who are treating trauma? Am I providing a trauma informed environment for my supervisee? What are the considerations, best practice standards, and competencies of a trauma informed supervisor? In the second part of this workshop we will explore the trauma informed model and approached to supervision.

April 28, 2021 


Virtual Training via Zoom Videoconferencing

Cost of $15 to all Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board contract providers. $45 for all others. 

Part of the Workforce Development Series Sponsored by Mahoning County Mental

Health & Recovery Board.

**6 CEUs approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist Board.


                                        Click here for printable registration form


EMDR Therapy Refresher Course: Because You Don't Know What It Is You Forgot 

 Many clinicians, after being trained in EMDR Therapy, fail to continue to utilize the 8 phase protocol and have difficulty conceptualizing and applying the AIP model with clinical issues. Know that you’re not alone. This interactive workshop will provide a review of EMDR Therapy, the 3 pronged approach, and the 8 phase protocol, with an emphasis in case conceptualization through the AIP lens. Attendees will participate in focused case conceptualization exercises and develop target sequencing plans with intricate clinical scenarios related to complex trauma and PTSD, grief, dissociation, addiction and co-occurring disorders. Feel more comfortable utilizing EMDR Therapy and gain confidence applying these concepts with your more difficult clinical presentations.  

July 16, 2021 


Virtual Training via Zoom Videoconferencing

Cost: $115 

To register click here 

**6 CEUs approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist Board. #RCST032001


***This program is open to clinicians who are at least partially trained in EMDR Therapy. It is recommended that you complete the full EMDR basic training and have experience in using EMDR with this client population before using this material. Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training. Attendees who are partially trained in EMDR are not eligible to receive EMDRIA Credits. This program is approved for 6 Continuing Education Credits through EMDRIA for those fully trained in EMDR Therapy. 




Break the Cycle: Understanding and Treating Generational Trauma

(How Families Pass Down Trauma: The Interplay of Epigenetics, Addiction, Resiliency and Effective Trauma Treatment to Break the Cycle for Families and Individuals) 


This workshop will explore how trauma is passed down from generation to generation, through the changes in one’s own genetics but also through environmental and behavioral factors. We will discuss the interplay of these phenomena and exploring common behaviors; moreover, we will understand these responses as adaptations to traumatic events. We will examine the connection between trauma and addiction, recognizing it as “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”, a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood. We will explore pathways to healing, including effective trauma treatment strategies for families and individuals, including various motivational, short term, mindfulness-based, and insight focused interventions, allowing for the cultivation and expansion of one’s resilience capacity.

April 19,2021: This training is being sponsored by PCSAO & CIP click here or here for more information and to register. 

June 2, 2021: This training is being sponsored by CIP click here for more information and to register.

For timed course outline click here 

Virtual Training via Zoom Videoconferencing 

**6 CEUs approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist Board.



Cancellation Policy for EMDR Advanced Topic Courses & Other Trainings.

If you need to cancel and we receive your cancellation in writing (email is fine) two weeks prior to the training, you are eligible for a full refund, less a $15.00 administrative processing fee. Cancellations of less than two weeks of the training or no-show, you are not eligible for a refund of any kind unless documentation of medical or similar emergencies can be provided within one week after the training ends. If you terminate your training or need to leave early for any reason, you are not eligible for a refund. Attendance at the entire training is required for our program to remain compliant with EMDRIA standards and the state board.


In the case of inclement weather or other reasons, should we cancel the training, your registration would simply be moved to our reschedule date. If the reschedule date isn't available for you we can offer you another date or entertain your request for a refund. If you decide to cancel your trip due to weather or other concerns and we are still having the training, you are not entitled to a refund. All other situations handled on a case-by-case basis.


All refunds will be less a $15.00 administrative processing fee.


Please see us with any questions on this policy.

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