Over the past 30 years there have been major breakthroughs in our understanding of the human brain. We now know that psychological trauma profoundly affects the neurobiology of the brain. This knowledge has led to the development of powerful new models of treatment. People suffering from seemingly intractable symptoms are getting better.
Despite the hope and enthusiasm generated by the new treatment approaches, good clinical skill in treating trauma has proved daunting to obtain.
The Challenges to Becoming a Trauma Therapist
The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy’s two year Integrated Trauma Training Program is the only trauma training in the New York Metropolitan area to offer truly comprehensive trauma training. At the completion of our program, you will have received:
The Specific Elements of our Program
The Integrated Trauma Training Program of the Trauma Studies Center is designed for licensed mental health professionals who seek a specialization in trauma treatment. It offers a two-year sequence of learning.
Our Program will provide you with a thorough grounding in contemporary trauma theory and practice, including the latest contributions from neurobiology, attachment theory and the importance of seeing each client as a whole person. You will be taught to assess and treat trauma, and will be introduced to a range of new and effective trauma therapies including, among others, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and IFS.
The Program integrates this mind/brain/body approach to trauma within a psychoanalytic framework. You will learn to address the psychodynamic issues you are likely to encounter in trauma treatment and to attend to the personal and professional impact of trauma work.
To deepen the learning and the personal experience of each trainee, an individual supervision component is also included in the Trauma Studies Program.
Who is eligible for our Program?
To be eligible for our program, you will need to have a masters in social work, mental health counseling or another related mental health field. In addition we usually require at least two years of post degree clinical experience. If you are not fully licensed, you can accrue hours towards your license in I.C.P.’s distinguished adult treatment clinic.
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