Trauma Education Essentials

Introducing Trauma Education Essentials

Introducing Trauma Education Essentials


Education for Mental Health Professionals on
Psychological Trauma

Welcome! Trauma Education Essentials offers educational webinars for mental health professionals, and other health care providers, working with people who have experienced psychological trauma. We feature international experts in the field of trauma who cover a diverse array of clinically relevant topics, all delivered in a dynamic and interactive online format. We look forward to meeting you at one of our webinars!

– Colin A. Ross, MD  &  Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC


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Upcoming Live Webinar

Adaptations of Trauma Model Therapy

May 14, 2018: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Julie Valenti & Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed.

Julie Valenti, formerly a medical/surgical nurse, is the owner of the Wisdom and Recovery Healing Center located in Portland, Oregon. She recently authored the book Knowing How-20 Concepts to Rewire the Brain

Lisa Schwarz is a psychologist, consultant, and international educator. She is the primary author of “The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Techniques for Treating Complex PTSD” with CRM featured as the cover story in Newsweek in April 2017.

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Julie Valenti

Knowing How: 20 Concepts to Rewire the Brain: Lasting Recovery from PTSD due to Childhood Trauma

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Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed

The Comprehensive Resource Model: An Integrated Treatment Approach in Trauma

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In the first half of this webinar (6:00-7:30 pm), Juli Valenti will give a talk titled, 'Knowing How: 20 Concepts to Rewire the Brain: Lasting Recovery from PTSD due to Childhood Trauma". With the help of the therapist, clients are often capable of understanding why childhood attachment conflicts/confusion has caused a myriad of problems in their adult life. In addition, they often understand what they can do differently to make their lives more fulfilling… But what is often missing from the session work is the know-how to make a lasting change in the form of “brain rewiring” or what’s more commonly known as, neuroplasticity. This webinar will cover in detail, the fundamental 20 Concepts from the book Knowing How by your webinar facilitator and author, Julie Valenti. 

In the second half (7:30-9:00 pm), Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed, will discuss, 'The Comprehensive Resource Model: An Integrated Treatment Approach to Trauma'. The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) is a neurobiologically-based, emotion-focused treatment model which catalyzes the mind/body to safely access intolerable, affective trauma memories by utilizing layers of internal resources.  These resources include attachment neurobiology, breathwork skills, somatic resources, connection to the natural world and relationship with self/intuition. This webinar will introduce CRM clinical conceptualization, an overview of the neurobiological looping systems  of trauma and healing in CRM, and an outline of the resources used for safe trauma processing.

Why Should I Attend This Webinar?

This is an opportunity for you to learn valuable tools to educate your clients on brain rewiring to facilitate long-term recovery, identify triggers, learn effective anchors to end regressive behaviors, and learn how to use intelligent and mature communication when conflicts arise.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe Julie Valenti’s 20 concepts to rewire the brain.

2. Describe treatment techniques for PTSD that follow from the 20 concepts model.

3. Describe the main components of Lisa Schwarz’s Comprehensive Resource Model.

4. Describe treatment techniques for trauma within the Comprehensive Resource Model.

Registration Fees

  • Regular Registration $69 USD
  • Emerging Professionals $49 USD
  • Students $39 USD
  • 3 CE credits (APA) available at checkout for an additional $10 USD
  • Purchase a gift card here. Our gift card is a perfect gift for a friend, family member or colleague!

I envision these webinars as a place for learning and growth, as well as a meeting place for community-building and inspiration.
— Dr. Dana Ross