Now open to mental health professionals in the U.S. and abroad.

Schedule of Classes

Level I training is offered twice a year: September-December (Fall Series) and March-June (Spring Series).

Training takes place from 9:00 am through 4:30 pm (ET) on Zoom.

The classes listed below are for Trauma Certificate Level I participants.

Fall 2021 Level I Schedule

PART I: Understanding Trauma and its Reverberating Effects

Thursday, September 2; Tuesday, September 14; Friday, October 1

Part II: Creatively and Effectively Treating Trauma

Wednesday, October 13; Friday, October 29; Wednesday, November 10

November 10 will cover: The Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Anxiety and Depression

Part III: Trauma and the Therapeutic Alliance

Monday, November 29; Thursday, December 9; Monday, December 20

December 20 will also include: Ethics, Reporting, Deviations in the Standard Care and Termination (3 Ethics CEUs)

LIVE Q & A With Lisa Ferentz

  • Friday, September 17 – 11am – 12pm (EDT)
  • Wednesday, October 20 – 1pm – 2pm (EDT)
  • Wednesday, November 24 – 11am – 12pm (EST)
  • Tuesday, December 21 – 1pm – 2pm (EST)

Program Cost

The cost for the entire training is $1997.00 ($2,599 Value), which includes a $99 deposit to secure your spot.

Choose from one of two ways to pay for the training:

  1. Register yourself and pay in-full all at one time.
  2. Pay the $99 deposit after which four installments will be debited from your credit card on file as follows:
    • $474.50 Installment #1 – 30 days after you register
    • $474.50 Installment #2 – 30 days after installment #1
    • $474.50 Installment #3 – 30 days after installment #2
    • $474.50 Installment #4 – 30 days after installment #3

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Individuals signing up for the training must pay by credit card. If you need to use a different credit card for any of the installments, you must contact Customer Service at 800-844-8260 prior to your payment date.

Agencies only that wish to register multiple staff members should call Gerri Baum at 410-409-7061.

The program includes:

  • All handout materials
  • CE certificates after each part of the training – Total of 54 CEs
  • Final certificate upon completion of the program
  • Access to ALL recorded sessions through December 31, 2021
  • The ability to participate in scheduled Live Q & A forums with Lisa

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Refund Policy

Your satisfaction is our goal and guarantee: If you are not satisfied, please contact customer service at: 1-800-844-8260 so we can make it right.

Learning Opportunities

Through the comfort of online-learning, clinical social workers and other mental health professionals 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. The philosophical underpinning of the program is a depathologized, strengths-based approach to the assessment and treatment of adolescent and adult survivors of trauma, abuse, and neglect.

Symptoms will be reframed as inevitable, creative coping strategies that “make sense” when put into the historical context of trauma or a dysfunctional family-of-origin. Practitioners will learn many creative, effective, and empathic ways to help clients reclaim a sense of healthy empowerment, achieve a much higher level of functioning, and integrate the resources necessary for genuine healing.

Additionally, practitioners will explore issues of counter-transference and vicarious traumatization and will learn how to engage in self-care, enhance boundaries, and work in ways that improve efficacy and reduce professional burn-out.

The online version of the Certificate Program will also explore the challenges of tele-therapy and how to navigate safe, trauma-informed care while staying mindful of the inherent limitations of online therapy. Issues including privacy, boundaries, self-disclosure, Zoom fatigue, a lack of attunement and energetic connection will be explored. If dynamics related to the Pandemic are still impacting our communities we will also address the triggers that are specific to traumatized clients.


1.  All classes will be held online via Zoom, live, in real-time and interactive so participants can receive Category I CEs for all content.

2. Participants will learn on both didactic and experiential levels.

3. PowerPoint slides and handouts will be e-mailed in advance.

4. Videotapes, experiential art and writing exercises, and a wide range of case presentations will all be incorporated into the program to accommodate a variety of learning styles.

CEs, Requirements, and Registration

The Certificate Program is comprised of 54 Category 1 Continuing Education hours (CEs). This also includes three credit hours in Ethics, which can be used to meet the mandatory requirement for Ethics trainings. In addition to the 54 hours of content participants will also have the opportunity to engage in live, scheduled Q & A forums with Lisa to process questions that arise in class.

CE credit is granted to all mental health professionals in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Texas. CE credit for mental health professionals in all other states has been submitted by The Psychotherapy Networker and will be made available as soon as possible.

Participants must have an MSW, or a comparable clinical degree, or currently be enrolled in graduate school, pursuing a clinical degree. The program is also open to professionals who interface with traumatized clients, including victim advocates, clergy, and police officers.

In order to receive the Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment, participants are required to attend all nine classes on the indicated training dates and pass an open book, untimed, multiple choice exam that is administered online. If life circumstances or time difference preclude attending classes online in real time, participants can view recordings of classes through December 31, 2021, and take a multiple-choice exam related to each class’s content to receive Category II CE’s for each recorded session.