Training Schedule - Divine Mercy University

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2020-2021 CTRS Training Schedule

The current training schedule is listed below. All workshops take place from 8:30am ET to 5:00pm ET unless otherwise noted. Please note that while most workshops are available online, some require attendance on campus for appropriate supervision.

Note that all on-campus options for workshops will be held at the new campus location:
45154 Underwood Lane
Sterling, VA 20166
(Closest airport is Dulles)

Training Costs

Registered DMU students, students attending other universities, DMU alumni, faculty and site supervisors:
$85: One day training
$170: Two day training

General public:
$99: One day training
$198: Two day training

Gestalt and EMDR II have different rates:
Gestalt- $199 for students and $219 for the public
EMDR II- $210 for students and $230 for the public

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Friday, September 11th, 2020
8:30AM-5:00PM EST, Online Only
Psychological First Aid
(This is a required training for Divine Mercy Trauma Team and to be eligible for deployment and fulfills partial requirement for the Master Clinical Traumatologist Certification)

Saturday, September 12th, 2020
8:30AM-5:00PM EST, Online Only
Grief and Loss
(This is a required training for Divine Mercy Trauma Team and to be eligible for deployment)


Friday and Saturday, October 2nd and 3rd, 2020
2:00PM-9:00PM (Friday) and 8:30AM-5:00PM (Saturday), Classroom TBD due to COVID – On Campus only
Gestalt/Experiential Workshop
(This is not a trauma workshop but is offered to teach Gestalt Therapy Skills such as Chair Work, Dream Interpretation, Use of Projection, Introjects, etc.This workshop is Limited to 20 participants; first come first that get to attend)


Friday and Saturday, October 23rd and 24th, 2020
8:30AM-5:00PM, Classroom TBD due to COVID – On Campus only
Treating Phobia and Anxiety with Trauma (EMDR Level 1)
(Fulfills partial training requirement for Certified Traumatologist)


Friday and Saturday, November 13th and 14th, 2020
8:30AM-5:00PM EST, Online Only
Treating Sexual Trauma
(This is a required training for Divine Mercy Trauma Team and to be eligible for deployment and fulfills partial requirement for the Master Clinical Traumatologist Certification)


Friday and Saturday, December 4th and 5th, 2020
8:30AM-5:00PM, Classroom TBD due to COVID – On Campus only
Using the HEART (Healing Emotional/Affective Responses to Trauma) Model
A Christian Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma
This will give hands on Trauma Model Training with Sexual Trauma AND Human Trafficking issues and is  required for deployment with the Divine Mercy Trauma Team. This workshop also fulfills partial requirement for the Master Clinical Traumatologist Certification)


Friday, January 15th, 2021
8:30AM-5:00PM EST, Online Only
Compassion Stress Management
(Fulfills training requirement for the Green Cross Compassion Fatigue Educator Certification)

Saturday, January 16th, 2021
8:30AM-5:00PM EST, Online Only
Compassion Fatigue Therapist
(Fulfills training requirement for the Green Cross Compassion Fatigue Therapist Certification)


Friday and Saturday, February 12th and 13th, 2021
8:30AM– 5:00PM both days- Online Only
Disaster, Stress, and Field Traumatology
(Fulfills partial training requirement for the Green Cross as a Field and Certified Traumatologist)


Friday, March 19th, 2021
8:30AM-5:00PM EST, Online Only
Treating Traumatized Children and Adolescents
(Fulfills partial requirement for Certified Traumatologist)


Saturday, March 20th, 2021
8:30AM-5:00PM EST, Online Only
Treating Traumatized Families
(Fulfills partial requirement for Certified Traumatologist)


Friday, April 9th, 2021
8:30AM-5:00PM EST, Online Only
Assessment and Treatment of PTSD
(Fulfills one of the training requirements for the Green Cross certification as a Certified Traumatologist)


Saturday, April 10th, 2021
8:30AM-5:00PM EST, Online Only
Treatment and Intervention Domestic Violence
(This is a required training for Divine Mercy Trauma Team and to be eligible for deployment and fulfills partial requirement for the Master Clinical Traumatologist Certification)


Friday and Saturday, April 30th and May 1st, 2021
8:30 am – 5:00 PM both days- On Campus Only
Treating Phobia and Anxiety with Trauma (EMDR Level 1)
(Fulfills partial training requirement for Certified Traumatologist)


Friday and Saturday, June 11th and 12th, 2021
8:30AM-5:00PM EST, Online Only
SERVE Model- Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma

Summer Immersion Trip
Wednesday, July 14th- Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Location TBD due to COVID-19


Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2021
8:30AM– 5:00PM all three days- On Campus Only
Treating Phobia and Anxiety with Trauma (EMDR Level 2)

(Fulfills partial training requirement for Certified Master Traumatologist)