Earn Your Trauma-Informed Care Practitioner's Certificate Online

You care. You wouldn't be here if you didn't.

Consider these facts: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Developmental Trauma (DT) are highly correlated with serious emotional problems, health risk behaviors, social problems, adult disease and disability, mortality, high health care and other costs, and worker performance problems.

They're also significantly correlated with liver disease, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, heart disease, autoimmune disease, lung cancer, depression, attempted suicide, hallucinations, the use of antipsychotic medications, the abuse of substances, multiple sex partners and an increased likelihood of becoming a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence.

There's simply no getting around it, if you interface with the public, as a teacher, therapist, police officer, pastor, probation officer, whatever, it's time to change the dialogue.

Enter Trauma-Informed Care (TIC).

TIC, in a nutshell, means replacing the question "What's wrong with you?" with "What has happened to you?" - and understanding the difference.

Why Get Certified in Trauma-Informed Care?

  • Enhance your professional knowledge, skills, and career potential
  • Apply a Trauma-Responsive paradigm to your personal and professional life
  • Cultivate a transformative understanding of how Adverse Childhood Experiences can affect the developing brain and influence health and behavior
  • Increase self-awareness with a new perspective on personal development, reducing the risk of secondary traumatization
  • Lead your agency, unit, or team toward becoming a trauma-informed organization

You Will Learn:

What Trauma-Informed Care Is:

  • Foundational theory, information, practices and protocols
  • The role of trauma in the human nervous system
  • The correlation between trauma and addictions
  • The long-term impact of trauma and physical and mental health
  • Attachment theory and its role as an organizing force in humans and human systems
  • The importance of personal development for service providers to prevent countertransference and burn-out
  • Ethics, safety and cultural sensitivity

How to Identify Trauma:

  • The research (and shortcomings) of the ACEs Study
  • The four categories of trauma, and why that matters
  • The “trauma continuum” of shock, trauma and stress
  • The long-term effects of developmental (childhood) trauma
  • How styles of attachment influence behaviors and relationships for a lifetime

How to Heal Trauma:

  • A holistic, relational/somatic/biochemical approach to healing trauma
  • The critical role of the therapeutic relationship in healing traumas
  • Simple interventions to create safety and trust with clients
  • Treating shock, trauma and stress states
  • A developmental approach to psychopathology
  • An attachment-based model of psychotherapy
  • How to help traumatized individuals learn emotional self-regulation skills
  • How to help traumatized individuals develop resiliency

Meet Your Instructors:

Janae B. Weinhold

Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor
Janae Weinhold has her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the Union Institute, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice, and a clinical specialist in attachment and developmental trauma. 
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Barry K. Weinhold

Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Barry K. Weinhold received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1968 from the University of Minnesota. He taught at Ohio University and the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay before founding the Counseling and Human Services Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
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About this Training:

This course was created from a live, three-day conference in Colorado Springs, conducted by the Colorado Professional Development Center. CPDC has certified over two hundred people as Trauma-Informed Practitioners, from therapists to soldiers, and everything in between.

For this event, fifty three people took time away from work and traveled to Colorado in planes, trains and automobiles, stayed at a conference center, and experienced three very intense days of training.

CPDC’s reputation as TIC trainers is impeccable and, due to their thoughtful and experienced teaching, many students have altered the course of their lives, careers and/or personal relationships, as many describe in the testimonials below.

What sets CPDC’s training apart is their focus on more than merely identifying trauma and treating symptoms. You’ll learn that it’s possible to actually HEAL trauma through engagement, empathy and compassion. While your certificate will read “trauma-informed”, you’ll know you’re more than that. You are, in fact, trauma-responsive.

We at The TIC Training Center saw the need to make this exceptional training more accessible, less disruptive and more affordable for the good people of the world. In deep collaboration with CPDC, we’ve transformed those three days into a rich and engaging online course that you can take at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home – or anywhere else you might have an internet connection.

Once certified through the TIC Training Center and CPDC, you’ll have the opportunity to take deeper courses, specific to your field (currently in development) and possibly even become a TIC trainer in your own right.

Online Community

While it’s incredibly convenient to learn in the  comfort of your own home, online learning can be a lonely experience.

Maintaining motivation can also be a challenge in isolation.

To combat these issues, we’ve created a private Facebook Group just for TIC Practitioners.

You’ll get an invitation to join right after registering.

Mentored Learning

Mentored Learning brings your training to life by combining our Online Anytime content with one of our Certified Trauma-Informed Care Mentors to assist you through the material, validate your knowledge, and support any triggered responses you may encounter along the way.

What Can a Mentor Do For You?

  • Assist you with content questions through weekly scheduled videoconferencing, online chat, or email support, while allowing for the ultimate experience in self-paced learning
  • Allow you to dive deeper into the content through collaboration for better understanding
  • Motivate you to complete the course content by providing a level of accountability and coaching
  • Assist you with applying the course content to your specific discipline
  • Provide support and understanding, as you deal with exposure to triggering content
  • Customize or differentiate your learning experience to your specific needs
  • Work with you to set your personal or organizational goals and objectives with the training
  • Deliver custom content lessons for targeted areas of interest
  • Ensure you maximize your investment and knowledge transfer from the online course content
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This Course Consists of:

  • Nearly Forty Contact Hours of Instruction
  • Forty Handouts/Resources
  • On-Demand Audio and Video
  • Narrative Self-Reflection
  • Printable, Personalized Certificate

Why Learn Online?

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Access your course any time you want. Like to study from 2-4 am? No problem.

Learn anywhere you have an internet connection. On your coffee break, on your commute, on your phone, tablet, whatever, whenever.

No need to take time off from your job, travel to a conference center, rent a hotel, etc.

You will have access to a group of trainers and trainees, all eager to support your learning and implementation.

The rich, interactive nature of online training has been shown to improve the retention of information far better than endless lectures.

Forgot a particular point you had hoped to remember? Come back at any time and review it.

Have a problem? Need help? Have a question? We’re here for you

This Training is Designed for:

  • Social Services Providers, Victim Advocates, Child Welfare Staff, Guardians ad Litem
  • Victim Advocates, Sexual Harassment Counselors, Domestic Violence Center Staff
  • Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers
  • Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, EMS
  • Physicians, Nurses, ER Staff
  • Lawyers, Judges, Legal Assistants
  • Clergy & Church Staff
  • Criminal Justice Officers and Administrators
  • Teachers & Higher Education Administrators, School Counselors
  • City Government Workers, Immigration Workers, Military Officers
  • YOU!

This online trauma-informed care training requires self-reflection and analysis. Certificates are issued after completing a post-training, narrative, self-analysis paper.

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