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2-Day Trauma Treatment Certification Training: Safe and Stable Trauma Processing and Resolution with CPT, PE, EMDR and IFS

Daphne Fatter, PhD
12 Hours 41 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jul 27, 2023
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Get the therapist’s toolkit you need to optimize your work with clients facing their traumatic pasts.

Watch trauma expert Daphne Fatter, PhD, who has almost 20 years of experience providing trauma treatment and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology under the direct supervision of world-renowned trauma expert Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.

Certified in EMDR, IFS and trained in CPT, Dr. Fatter will provide you with a guide on how you can better attune to trauma clients, elicit more stability prior to deeper work, and utilize an evidence-based Three Phase Model to help you create appropriate treatment plans to meet your clients' unique needs.

Dr. Fatter’s training will give you a roadmap to providing quality trauma treatment based on today’s most in-demand treatment modalities so you can:

  • Identify which candidates are ready for trauma processing
  • Best support clients during triggering moments
  • Access critical traumatic content during trauma processing
  • Appropriately work with culturally relevant factors
  • Discover the nuances of EMDR, CPT, IFS, and PE through case examples
  • Choose the right trauma processing model for your clients
  • Help clients regulate arousal and stabilize by integrating adjunctive interventions
  • Identify indicators of progress in effective trauma treatment

PLUS, when you complete this training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through Evergreen Certifications at no additional cost.

Don’t miss this chance to get the expert guidance and interventions you need to make your trauma treatment toolbox more robust than ever before.

Register now!


  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)*!
  • Simply complete this course and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CCTP certification from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following completion of the program.

*Professional standards apply. Visit for professional requirements.

This product is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify for IFS Institute credits or certification. 


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 12.75 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



  1. Assess clients for indicators of unprocessed traumatic memories.  
  2. Utilize CAPS-5, PCL-5 and other appropriate clinical evidence-based assessments to identify traumatic events and PTSD diagnosis. 
  3. Assess clients for racial trauma and/or stress from discrimination. 
  4. Differentiate between hyper-arousal and hypo arousal signals in clients. 
  5. Employ an evidence-based Three Phase Model in trauma treatment that begins with establishing safety.  
  6. Analyze how therapeutic presence facilitates positive therapeutic relationships and effective therapy through the lens of Polyvagal Theory. 
  7. Determine how clinicians can utilize adjunctive interventions like yoga to help clients regulate arousal and stabilize.  
  8. Employ breathing and somatic interventions clients can use when they are in acute distress. 
  9. Apply culturally relevant information to treatment plans and to build working alliance with clients before trauma processing.  
  10. Assess clients to determine which are good candidates for trauma processing. 
  11. Analyze factors to consider in choosing the appropriate trauma processing model for a client.  
  12. Integrate effective adaptions when working with bi-lingual clients or neurodiverse clients. 
  13. Evaluate signs that clients are making progress during trauma processing. 
  14. Differentiate the benefits and potential drawbacks of EMDR, CPT, IFS and PE to establish which might best fit a particular client’s needs.  
  15. Determine what to include in your clinical documentation when working with PTSD.


How the Neuroscience of Traumatic Stress Informs Your Treatment Plan

  • Impact on Brain Stem, Limbic System, & Pre-Frontal Cortex
  • How Trauma Impacts Information Processing
  • Indicators that a Client has Unprocessed Trauma
  • How Understanding the Neurobiology Informs Treatment Plans

Trauma Assessment Tools

  • Trauma Symptomology
  • Simple vs. Complex Trauma
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • CAPS-5 and PCL-5
  • Screening for Racial Trauma and Stress Due to Discrimination
  • Dual Diagnosis & Differential Diagnosis

Creating Treatment Plans Focused on Arousal Regulation

  • PTSD & the Nervous System
  • Reading Your Client’s Signals
  • Signs Your Client is in Hyperarousal
  • Signs Your Client is in Hypoarousal
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Emotional Attunement in Therapeutic Relationship

Employing the Phase-Oriented Treatment Model: A Roadmap to Safe and Effective Trauma Processing and Resolution

  • Benefits, Risks, Limitations
  • Phase One: Stabilization
  • Phase Two: Trauma Processing & Grieving
  • Phase Three: Present Day Life
  • What to Include in your Clinical Documentation

Adjunctive Interventions: 4 Proven Tools to Reduce Symptomology, Enhance Calm, and Improve Functioning

  • Arousal Regulation & Coping Skills
  • Yoga
  • Safe & Sound Protocol
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Neurofeedback
  • How to Integrate These into Your Practice
  • Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks

Navigating Acute Distress for State Change In and Out of Session

  • Bi-lateral Stimulation & Resource Tapping
  • Relational Resources & Integrating Culturally-Based Strengths
  • Breathing & Somatic Interventions
  • Emotion-Freedom Technique
  • Sensory Resources
  • Self-Compassion and Mindfulness
  • Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks

Trauma Processing: Accessing Trauma Memory Networks, Managing Triggers, and More

  • What It Is and What It Isn’t
  • Accessing Traumatic Memory Networks
  • What Happens When a Client is Triggered
  • Engaging the Right & Left-Brain Hemisphere

Is Your Client Ready? Contraindications for Trauma Processing

  • Common Contraindications for Trauma Processing
  • Understanding Factors that Contribute to Early Termination
  • Informed Consent
  • How to Communicate Realistic Expectations
  • Things to Ask out Before Beginning
  • Including Partners & Family in Trauma Treatment

Cultural & Relational Factors in Trauma Treatment

  • Cultural Humility & Cultural Attunement
  • Systemic & Oppression-based Traumas
  • Social Location & Creating Working Alliance
  • Language Code Switching
  • Treatment Plan Considerations

Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy: 2 of the Best-Validated Top-Down Models for Trauma Resolution

  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Case Conceptualization & Case Examples
  • Treatment Goals & Roadmaps
  • Therapist’s Role
  • Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks

EMDR and IFS: Evidenced-Based Bottom-Up Models to Heal Trauma

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Memory Reconsolidation
  • Case Conceptualization & Case Examples
  • Treatment Goals & Roadmaps
  • Therapist’s Role
  • Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks

Choosing the Right Trauma Processing Model for Your Client

  • Treatment Considerations
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Indicators of Effectiveness & Progress
  • When Is Trauma Processing is Complete

Specific Considerations & Future Directions in Trauma Treatment

  • Nuances with Neurodiverse Populations
  • Considerations with Traumatic Loss
  • When is Group Therapy Appropriate
  • Future Directions & Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
  • Free Phone Apps and Resources for Clients

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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