Workshops offered through the CTRS - Divine Mercy University

CTRS Workshops Offered

Compassion Stress Management

  • Practical skills for how to care for yourself when working in situations of trauma or crisis
  • Meets the requirement for Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator certification

Compassion Fatigue Therapist

  • Practical skills for how to care for others in times of crisis or trauma
  • Meets the requirement for Certified Compassion Fatigue Therapist certification

Disaster Trauma

  • Orientation to the various stages of a disaster event and what types of interventions are appropriate for each stage
  • Hands-on skills for intervention including how to work with a team to help survivors of trauma and disaster
  • Counseling and psychological techniques for debriefing along with practical intervention skills
  • Meets partial requirement for Certified Field Traumatologist certification

Child and Adolescent Trauma

  • Clinical theory and application to work with children and adolescents
  • Strategies such as modified sand tray to help children and adolescents open up quickly, metaphors using puppets, and narrative stories
  • Discussion of early attachment theory, resiliency factors, and warning signs
  • Meets partial requirement for Master Traumatologist certification

Treating Traumatized Families

  • Recognize family systems relative to traumatic stress and be able to provide systematic interventions with the entire traumatized family
  • Clinical theory and application of working with domestic violence and family trauma
  • Meets partial requirement for Certified Traumatologist certification

Assessment and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • How to diagnose PTSD and identify the most effective intervention strategies
  • Discussions of Exposure Therapy and rapid reduction techniques and their effectiveness for traumatized clients
  • Situations that cause people to be vulnerable to experiencing PTSD and how early intervention can make a significant difference in treatment
  • Meets partial requirement for Certified Traumatologist certification

Treatment and Intervention for Domestic Violence

  • Power and control issues in relationships and strategies for maintaining control in relationships vs. balancing the relationships with aspects of equality
  • Treatment and intervention strategies of working with batterers and victims
  • Discussion of coordinating community programs in addition to profile and characteristics of both batterers and survivors.
  • Legal definitions of domestic violence

Treating Anxiety and Phobia (EMDR Level One)

  • A technique and skills course teaching the use of EMDR as a rapid reduction technique for anxiety and PTSD symptoms
  • Explores the 8 protocols, special populations, legal and ethical issues, and the historical background of EMDR
  • Meets partial requirement for the Certified Traumatologist certification
  • Cannot be taken online due to supervision requirements

Grief and Loss

  • Apply and use specific skills in helping survivors to begin the process of grieving and to facilitate positive movement and outcomes
  • Synthesize various models of intervention related to grief and loss when working with first responders and survivors in field situations of disaster/trauma. 
  • Meets partial requirement for Master Traumatologist certification

Psychological First Aid

  • Apply strategies of Psychological First Aid when working with First Responders and survivors in a crisis or disaster
  • Meets partial requirement for Master Traumatologist certification

Gestalt/Experiential Workshop

  • Founded by Fritz Perls and others, Gestalt is one of the Existential/Humanistic theories
  • Utilizes empty chair work, use of introjects, projection, and dream interpretation
  • This is not a trauma training workshop
  • Cannot be taken online due to the experiential nature of the workshop

Understanding and Treating Sexual Trauma

  • Utilize and identify characteristics of a dysfunctional family system that may lead to sexual trauma and abuse
  • Apply and use strategies for working with those who have been affected by sexual trauma while in the healing process
  • Assess, synthesize, and use diagnostic criteria to determine appropriate intervention for those who have been sexually traumatized
  • Meets partial requirement for Master Traumatologist certification

Healing Emotional/Affective Responses to Trauma (HEART Model)

  • A Christian Approach to treating complex trauma and human trafficking, research over the last 6 years has demonstrated the HEART Model significantly decreases PTSD symptoms, depression and anxiety
  • It has also shown to positive increase personal resiliency and positive God Image with clients in a variety of populations
  • Rooted in a process of healing cognitive and spiritual distortions through self and spiritual forgiveness
  • Meets partial requirement for Master Traumatologist certification
  • Cannot be taken online due to supervision requirements

Other Courses

  • Added periodically because of interest, certifications, program affiliations, or additions to the Center’s curriculum