REGISTRATION OPENING SOON: The Certificate Program in Advanced Trauma Treatment - Level I AND Level II - Fall 2022 - Live & In-Person

Presented by Lisa Ferentz, at the new Marriott Owings Mills Metro Centre, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the myriad dynamics related to trauma and its reverberating effect on clients’ cognitions, affect, social functioning, and behavioral choices. ● Earn 54 CEUs ● Have access to comprehensive slides and training materials ● Receive breakfast, afternoon snacks, and free gifts.

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Important Workshops Update

The Ferentz Institute will offer a hybrid of workshops during the fall 2022 season. Classes that are live and in-person will be held at the Marriott Owings Mills Metro Centre. Live online classes will continue to be held on Zoom. Participants who register for the in-person or online classes will receive Category 1 CEUs.

In the interest of your safety and the safety of your colleagues we ask that you are fully vaccinated and boosted if you choose to attend the live trainings. Masking is optional.

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Our hybrid of trainings will be held either in-person at the Marriott Owings Mills Metro Centre or live on Zoom. Boost your professional knowledge and expand your expertise with online trainings. Choose from a wide selection of valuable clinical topics for mental health professionals including treatment of trauma and dissociation, other self-destructive behaviors, expressive modalities, ethics, adolescence and family issues, professional self-care and burn-out, and more.

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Trauma Certificate Programs

Learn how to incorporate effective and creative trauma treatment strategies that promote self-compassion and healing.

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Earn valuable CEUs through informative and experiential workshops that strengthen your professional skills and enhance your personal growth.

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Online Trauma Training w/Lisa - Earn up to 17.25 CEUs

Discover how you can treat self-destructive behaviors in trauma survivors. Offered by Lisa Ferentz, master the exact skills and strategies that she uses to transform all types of self-harm.

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The Ferentz Institute, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CEU approval for all trainings is also granted to Psychologists, LCPC's and MFT’s and approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Board of Examiners for Psychologists in Maryland. Reciprocity has also been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Texas. All mental health clinicians are encouraged to check with their respective State Boards to learn if reciprocity is offered for our CEUs. The Institute also maintains full responsibility for all programming.

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“I found this training to be very insightful. It gave me the opportunity to take these acquired skills to people who are experiencing trauma currently or in the past.”
~Kevin Thorne, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
“This is the most phenomenal training that I’ve ever attended... and, I would recommend it to anyone looking to gain advanced training in trauma or psychotherapy in general.”
~Orly Rosenberg, LMSW

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"...a magical guide to conquering our fears, phobias and emotional pain...” —Janina Fisher, PhD

“… a real treasure trove of tools for healing...”— Dusty Miller

“…a rich resource which helps empower the client and facilitate recovery..."— Joyanna Silberg, PhD

"...a dynamic and strengths-focused approach to treating challenging trauma-based behaviors..." —Nancy Napier, LMFT

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Our mission is to provide Social Workers and other mental health professionals with state-of-the-art continuing education encompassing a wide variety of clinical issues, client populations, and practice settings. We believe effective learning occurs in a teaching environment that is professional, nurturing, supportive, and fun.