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Certified Clinical Trauma Professional*:

Trauma Competency for the 21st Ce​ntury

2-Day Training... Friday:  July 22nd AND 29th

Time: 9am-5pm (Program)

Location: Live Webinar

Credits: 13 CEUs (NYS Licensed Social Workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, Psychologists)

Instructor: J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS

Cost: $349 Individual, $249 Early Bird (register by 7/1/22), $199 Supersaver (by 6/15/22)

$199 5+ Group (same organization), 25+ group call for special rates

* Bonus! Upon completion of this training and the post-training evaluation, participants will have the education needed to be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through Evergreen Certifications. CSLI pays the application fee (a $100 value)! Professional standards apply. Visit for details.

** Post training, eligible participants will be provided with instructions on how to obtain their complimentary  

CCTP certification through Evergreen

*** Since we are partnering with Evergreen on your behalf, 

we may disclose your information to them for purposes of providing services directly to you.


Welcome to the 21st Century of Trauma Treatment. It’s a whole different world. After 140 years of treating traumatic stress, we have learned that effective treatment is simple…but it’s not easy. This course will provide you with the simple concepts and practices to immediately become effective in treating PTSD. 

You will learn how central the unconscious activity of the autonomic nervous system is to generating and maintaining the symptoms of PTS and PTSD. More importantly, you will learn simple skills for regulating the ANS and helping our clients interrupt the instinctual threat response to resolve these symptoms and help them to discover a posttraumatic life of comfort, well-being and intentionality. This course integrates cutting-edge cognitive, behavioral, somatic and relational treatment approaches into a generic application of the staged Empowerment and Resilience Treatment Structure (Rhoton & Gentry, 2021) that integrates the four “active ingredients” of all effective treatments into a simple treatment protocol that you can utilize with all your clients. The self-regulation skills learned during this training are primarily an intervention for your clients, however, these are also essential skills for the clinician to develop the capacity for co-regulating their clients as well as maintaining resiliency to the high demand of trauma work so that they may remain healthy while working with the most challenging cases. Participants of this course will rediscover the value of in vivo exposure as a safe and effective way to help your clients to immediately begin resolving their symptoms and enhancing their quality of life. This workshop in a one-stop two-day immersive process in bringing your treatment of trauma and traumatic stress into the 21st Century.

Learni​ng Objectives

1. Articulate the cause of posttraumatic stress and how events turn into posttraumatic symptoms;

2. Discover the “active ingredients”/common elements for treating posttraumatic stress advocated as best practice for treatment of PTSD by leading agencies and organizations (e.g., APA, VA/DoD, ISTSS, Phoenix Project).

3. Employ a staged “active ingredients/common elements” approach to evidence based practice for treating survivors of trauma. This is contrasted with current practice of utilizing only EBT model-driven approaches;

4. Conceptualize, articulate and utilize specific evidence-based treatment tasks within each of the (dynamic elements/active ingredients) of treatment that resolve symptoms of posttraumatic stress;

5. Learn and employ the Empowerment & Resilience Treatment Structure (Rhoton & Gentry, 2021) for delivery of treatment with trauma survivors;

6. Efficiently and effectively facilitate resolution and healing of posttraumatic conditions;

7. Learn specific psychoeducation and cognitive restructuring techniques for maximizing engagement and participation in early treatment;

8. Explain the symptoms of traumatic stress to clients in a way that helps makes "good sense" of their experiences, that facilitates self-compassion, and helps them to understand their symptoms as adaptations to past painful learning experience instead of a pathological affliction;

9. Develop insight into the importance of developing/maintaining positive expectancy and skills to achieve this therapeutic task;

10. Maximize engagement and collaboration in the healing process utilizing evidence based skills of data collection and feedback processing with clients,

11. Succinctly articulate the role that perceived threat and subsequent autonomic nervous system dysregulation plays in the etiology and perseverance of symptoms with trauma survivors;

12. Acquire insight into the Polyvagal Theory and how this explanation of ANS functioning assists clients with understanding their symptoms and clinicians to conceptualize tasks of treatment with trauma survivors;

13. Develop, practice and master skills of interoception and acute relaxation to monitor and self-regulate clinician’s own autonomic nervous system as primary intervention to facilitate rapid return to comfort in body (i.e., stress amelioration), maximize neocortical functioning and the ability to remain intentional instead of instinctual reactivity. (Note - This is a primary skill for professional resilience and the prevention of compassion fatigue. This course teaches participant to develop mastery of this skill BEFORE beginning to teach clients this skill.)

14. Teach clients skills for self-regulation of their own autonomic nervous system and then to employ these skills to catalyze reciprocal inhibition and Direct Therapeutic Exposure to lessen their anxiety symptoms immediately;

15. Develop CBST skills for helping trauma survivors to rapidly develop stability, self-efficacy, anxiety management, and relational capacities;

16. Learn the 20 symptoms of PTSD and utilize the Posttraumatic Checklist – 5 (PCL-5) to make an accurate diagnosis;

17. Learn empirical markers to know when it is both necessary (i.e., Criterion B symptoms still present) and safe to transition from the safety/stabilization phase of treatment into the trauma memory processing phase without guesswork and minimal crises;

Speaker: J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS 

J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS is an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. His Ph.D. is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley—a pioneer of these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue—the world’s only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. In 1998, he introduced the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training and Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency Training. These two trainings have demonstrated treatment effectiveness for the symptoms of compassion fatigue, and he has published these effects in several journals. He has been the director or co-director of The Traumatology Institute (FSU), The International Traumatology Institute (USF), International Association of Trauma Professionals, Arizona Trauma Institute and The Forward-Facing® Institute. Over 200,000 health professionals have been trained in these methods over the past 25 years.

He is the author or co-author of over 20 books, scores of research articles, chapters and digital media presentations on these topics. These books include: Forward-Facing® Trauma Therapy: Healing the Moral Wound; Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience: Prevention & Resolution of Burnout, Toxic Stress and Compassion Fatigue (with Jim Dietz, MD); Forward-Facing® for Educators: A Journey to Professional Resilience and Compassion Restoration (With Cheryl Fuller, MEd, and Rebecca Leimkuehler, Med); and Forward-Facing® Freedom: Healing the Past, Transforming the Present, and A Future on Purpose (with Jenny Brackman)

He is the President and CEO of The Forward-Facing® Institute and owner of Compassion Unlimited-- a private psychotherapy, training, and consulting practice—in Phoenix, AZ.  

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