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This program consists of 24 weeks of online and webinar activities. Each week for the first 15 weeks, coursework and reading will be posted on the online learning platform. Students will have the week to complete the coursework and interact with fellow students though a message board. This will be followed by 9 weeks of small group or individual supervision conducted via webinar by IATP, LLC faculty. The size of each cohort will be limited to allow engagement with faculty and other participants. To be eligible for the CETP, you must already have the Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) credential.
To achieve the CETP credential, participants will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:
History of PTSD and its Treatment
- Ability to articulate significant issues that gave rise to the inclusion of PTSD in the DSM-III in 1980
- Appreciation of the evolution of clinical treatments for and seminal research in PTSD from 1980 to present.
Foundations of Treatment
- Identify seminal scientific and popular writings that form the basis of current “Standards of Care” in the treatment of traumatic stress
- Awareness of the “active ingredients” of effective treatment of traumatic stress and the ability to identify the ways in which effective treatment protocols utilize these ingredients.
Relational Components of Treatment
- Articulate how and why relational components are THE most important factor in treating traumatic stress.
- Understanding of the stepwise process of developing, enhancing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with trauma clients.
Physiology of Traumatic Stress and Treatment
- Ability to articulate the anatomy of a traumatic response that includes brain changes, physical reactions and psychological effects of traumatic experiences.
- Appreciate the role that the autonomous nervous system plays in the generation and maintenance of all anxiety symptoms.
- Appreciate the significance that recent discoveries in brain imaging and neurophysiology (i.e., neuroplasticity) play in treatment of traumatic stress.
Interview & Assessment
- Understanding process for conducting a semi-structured trauma-centered clinical interview.
- Skilled administration and utilization of the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) II.
- Skilled administration and utilization of other trauma-related assessment instruments (e.g., TRS, IES-R, SCL-45, DES, etc).
Tri-Phasic Model: Safety & Stabilization
- Understanding of the importance of conceptualizing and organizing treatment into a tri-phasic developmental model.
- Identify and understand the six (6) empirical markers for “good enough” safety and stabilization.
- Ability to teach clients a range of skills for stabilization including relaxation, self-regulation, grounding, containment and expression.
Tri-Phasic Model: Remembrance & Mourning/Trauma Memory Processing
- Ability to compare and contrast major models and methods for treating traumatic stress (e.g., CBT, PE/DTE, EMDR, CPT, SE, TIR, hypnosis, etc).
- Ability to evaluate and implement empirically validated treatments for traumatic stress that includes utilization of reciprocal inhibition.
- Ability to utilize verbal and non-verbal methods for helping clients construct and share narratives of their traumatic experiences.
- Demonstrate knowledge and ability to successfully assist clients through different affect states that frequently emerge during trauma memory processing.
Tri-Phasic Model: Reconnection
- Appreciation and ability to facilitate clients’ integration of past experiences while also helping them to develop skills and understandings to live intentional and well adjusted in the present.
- Ability to assist clients in developing rituals and practices that bring closure to their traumatic pasts and embrace a survivor’s perspective.
- Develop a personal comprehensive trauma treatment model based on learning from this course. This model will be presented in written form and will include material from all modules.
Weeks 16 – 24 participants will engage in live interaction with IATP, LLC faculty which will enhance clinical skills in working with trauma clients. Each weekly small group supervision session will last 90 minutes. Participants will be required to provide tapes of their clinical work and demonstrate clinical skills. Individual supervision sessions will also be available.
Recertification is effective for one, two, or three years. You can renew your certification here. To renew, members must submit proof of completing six (6) trauma related CE’s per year. The fees for renewing certification is $49 for one year, $79 for two years, or $99 for three years.