Trauma Education Essentials

Upcoming Webinars

Our live webinars feature exciting topics, international experts in the trauma field, and an opportunity for you to ask questions and have them answered by the presenter during the webinar!

Upcoming Webinars

Our live webinars feature exciting topics, international experts in the trauma field, and an opportunity for you to ask questions and have them answered by the presenter during the webinar! Click here for info on CE credits.


Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviour in Trauma Survivors

with Dr. John Briere

Learn practical interventions to safely process trauma- and attachment-related memories with your clients using a number of techniques from Dr. John Briere’s Reactive Avoidance Model. Associated interventions that directly address the emotional dysregulation and easily triggered states that lead to distress-reduction behaviors will also be explored.

John Briere, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. He is author or co-author of over 140 articles and chapters, 15 books, and 9 trauma-related psychological tests. Dr. Briere’s newest book is Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors (Guilford, 2018).

January 23, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 PM EST
$79 USD


Trauma and its Impact on Relationships

with Dr. Pat Love & Melissa Caldwell Engle, MS, ATF

Dr. Pat Love will discuss important attachment conflicts that are common in relationships along with effective clinical strategies for treatment. Melissa Caldwell Engle, MS, ATF, will explain common emotional patterns that can occur in relationships. She will demonstrate how to use the Spectrum of Emotions tool to identify these patterns when working with clients who have experienced trauma.

February 25, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 PM EST
$79 USD


Trauma and Complex Comorbidity: Understanding the Relationships

with Colin A. Ross, MD

Dr. Colin A. Ross will provide a way of thinking about the complex comorbidity seen in trauma survivors, which then leads to an overall treatment plan that takes all the different symptoms, diagnoses, addictions and self-destructive behaviors into account. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of treatment strategies for complex PTSD.

March 20, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
$69 USD


The Clinical Treatment of Clients in Abusive Relationships

with Jocelyn St. Cyr. LICSW

More Details coming soon!

April 17, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 PM EDT
$69 USD


Internal Healing Dialogue: a method of resolving attachment to the perpetrator 

with Jim Knipe, PhD

In this webinar, a sequence of EMDR-related treatment procedures will be presented that can be very useful in treating (i.e. resolving) this problem of attachment to the perpetrator, thereby facilitating not only resolution of posttraumatic disturbance from specific traumatic events, but also contributing to resolution of the dissociative separation between personality parts.  These procedures will first be described, and then illustrated with video examples from therapy sessions.

May 13, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 PM EDT
$69 USD


Common Cognitive Errors Amongst Trauma Survivors

with Colin A. Ross, MD

In this webinar, Dr. Ross will discuss common cognitive errors among trauma survivors. These are most prominent in survivors of severe, chronic childhood trauma but also can occur in people who have experienced a single traumatic event in adulthood. Negative distortions in thinking are included in the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD. Examples of such errors in thinking are: I am bad; the abuse is my fault; I deserved the abuse; I could have prevented or avoided the abuse; and my judgment is terrible. These beliefs are understandable and arise from normal childhood thought processes: within Dr. Ross’ Trauma Model Therapy, these different forms of self-blame are based on the locus of control shift, which he will explain. Examples of strategies and interventions for these errors in thinking will be described.

June 12, 2019
6:30 - 7:30 PM EDT
$35 USD


Vicarious Trauma in Health Care Providers

with Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dr. Ross will discuss the meaning of the term ‘vicarious trauma’ and how it is commonly expressed in care providers. Preventative strategies to enhance resilience will be outlined and practical skills and examples will be reviewed. The idea of vicarious growth will be introduced as well.

July 16, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
$35 USD


Topic Pending

with Lisa Schwarz

Details coming soon!

August 26, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 PM EDT
$69 USD


Treatment Guidelines for PTSD

with Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP

Details coming soon!

September 16, 2019
6:30-8:30 PM EDT
$69 USD


Psychiatric Medications and Genetics: What Therapists Need to Know

with Colin A. Ross, MD

In this webinar, Dr. Ross will review psychiatric medications and genetics. For medications, he will focus on antidepressants and antipsychotics and for genetics he will focus on schizophrenia, depression, eating disorders and alcoholism. For genetics, he will also explain concepts like twin concordance and heritability estimates. The webinar will be designed for non-MD health professionals and trainees. It will not be necessary to have a background in either pharmacology or genetics to follow what Dr. Ross is saying.

October 8, 2019
11:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
$69 USD


Trauma Informed Care: A Focus on Ethics and Cultural Competence

with Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC

More details coming soon!

November 6, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 PM EST
$69 USD


How Psychological Stress Impacts Cognition

with Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC

One of the most common things that Dr. Ross hears from her patients who have lived through complex trauma is the phrase, “I think I have dementia.” People go on to report struggles with everyday memory, word recall, planning, focusing and other aspects of cognitive functioning. In this 1 hour webinar, Dr. Ross will give an overview of the latest research on trauma and cognition, and will also provide tips and approaches for coping with these stress-related symptoms on a day-to-day basis.

December 2, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM EST
$35 USD