Level I Online Training

“This program is worth every last cent. Prior to the training, I was apprehensive about the financial investment. It was so worth it. The program boosted my confidence in working with trauma survivors. The information that I have passed on to clients in the form of psychoeducation has left them feeling empowered. I loved the on-line format. It makes it a lot more accessible and no rush hour driving!” – Rachel Herring, LCPC

“I found that the online format was an excellent way to attend the program, no stress, no travel, great timing of information and breaks.  I felt that it worked wonderfully.  Thank you so much for your knowledge, your insights,  your delivery and your absolute Unconditional Positive Regard!! – Nancy J. Frank, LCPC

“This program should be a part of every clinician’s repertoire. The compassion and knowledge Lisa has is invaluable and I am confident I am a better clinician because of this training and the investment in myself and clients.” – Sarah Vayda, LCPC

“This program boosted my confidence and confidence as a therapist a TON. The information is so well organized and presented. Lisa is inspiring, motivating, and grounding all at once.” –Stephanie Trisi, LGSW

“The program was incredibly informative. The way Lisa structured and presented the information was great!” – Laura Malone, LMSW

“I believe the Trauma Program taught by the wonderful Lisa Ferentz should be a requirement for all mental health practitioners. I can’t thank the Institute enough for offering this course!” – Leila Hamidi, MS, LGPC, NCC,

“Perspective changing- trauma informed- life changing!” – Erica Vohaska

“This program reinforced and strengthened my confidence and skills. I have noticed clinically significant results in my clients through implementing the tools provided in this training.” – Amy Searcey, LCSW-C

“I highly recommend this program to any therapist who wishes to take their professional game to the next level.” – Michael Lockman, LCPC

“The training has been incredible. I feel more competent and confident in my work with my clients because of this training and because of Lisa’s ability to teach the material in such an effective manner.” – Michele Lantz, LCSW-C

“This training transferred well to an online platform. Lisa did a great job keeping everyone active and keeping the training lively and engaging.” – Allyson Wozniak, LMSW

“This training was invaluable. I was able to use this knowledge and the techniques to help almost every single client I serve.” – Crystel Britto, LGMFT

“Lisa’s personality and presentation skills added entertainment and engagement for participants. The experience was well worth the investment of time and money.” – Donna Tish, LICSW, LCSW-C

“This training allowed me to transform the way I work with clients. I feel much more confident and competent in my work thanks to Lisa’s help in expanding my knowledge.” – Karina Aponte, LCPC

“This program helped me grow so much, not just as a clinician, but also as an individual.” – Jessica Schuhly, LMSW

Level I In-Person Training

“Wonderful wonderful thanks able to use many things with clients learning in class.” -Kathleen Killeen, LCSW

“The training was absolutely wonderful! I learned lots of valuable information that I could use both in my daytime job and my non-profit.” -Angela Wharton, VAS II

“The Level I Trauma Certification Program has totally transformed my practice! The conceptual framework and immediately-applicable clinical tools gave me the confidence to work with any client who has experienced trauma. Lisa and her team are phenomenal!” -Dorothy Adamson Holley, PhD, LCSW-C

“Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! Amazing training!” -Carmen Cecilia Alvarez Diaz, VAS II

“Lisa’s program is an invaluable resource. I ended every class eager to implement the new tools she shared. It was amazing to see the responses from my clients. I have not been able to stop talking with my colleagues about the program. Truly, everyone should attend Lisa’s program!” -Jessica Dent, LPC

“It’s hard to explain what an impact Lisa’s training has had not only in how I see myself as a therapist but how much more equipped I am to help my clients. I have already seen a tremendous change in the work I do with my clients. It will change the way you see/do therapy. I can’t recommend it highly enough!” -Julia Caruana, LCMFT

“I really enjoyed the material, interaction, and overall experience. I felt that I learned more in that class than I did in graduate school! The information was so rich and exciting to learn!” -Katherine Todd, LCSW-C

“I loved the training. Very informative.” -Traci Brautigan, LMSW

“I feel like my work is taking a new direction. Thank you for all of the ideas I could use immediately after each session.” -Angela Webster, MEd. School Counseling

“I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend Lisa Ferentz’ Level I Trauma Program Training. The training will allow me to assist our Judy Center Program, and the partnering Title I school in utilizing Trauma Informed practices school wide! I learned so much by attending the sessions. I benefited in many ways personally and professionally. I would highly recommend others attend the Level I Trauma Training Program conducted by the Ferentz Institute. Lisa is amazing!!” -Carole Elizabeth Miller, LCSW-C

“I absolutely loved Level I. Lisa’s smart, caring approach conveyed knowledge essential to treating trauma survivors, focusing on their strengths, sharing practical coping skills, and protecting them through the process of therapy. I feel more confident as a young clinician because of this training. It was fun too!” -Meredith Braden, MA, NCC, LGPC

“Each class was so eye-opening. My colleague and I were frequently turning to one another saying that we loved all of the new information that we were receiving. I am excited to pass along the education and skills to my clients.” —Erin Smith, LCSW-C

“Lisa Ferentz’s program in Advanced Trauma Treatment level I is the must-have for every clinician, no matter their population or therapeutic approach. Not only can this training help inform your work with trauma clients, it can provide another layer of therapeutic empathy that can be applied to all clients, and modalities that can be used with any client.” —Stephanie Crockett, LGPC

“This program is an absolute must for any clinician who is serious about providing the best therapeutic care to all clients.”  —Chaim Wolfish, LCPC

“Lisa Ferentz is amazing! Because of her dedication to mental health, compassion for clients, and experience, I am more confident in myself as a therapist. I have been able to apply all techniques and tools to my practice.” —Nia Foggy, LPC

“Lisa is an authentic, passionate, and highly gifted trauma informed therapist and educator! Thank you for this amazing opportunity!” —Amy Sherbin, LCPC

“This program provides the essential necessary for effective practice. I’ve been a licensed social worker for 17 years and this program was more beneficial than any graduate class or training I have ever taken. Thank you, Lisa!”  —Shannon Haley, LCSW-C

“Lisa is amazing. She has a wealth of knowledge that is incredibly useful to working in the field of mental health. She is incredibly generous and thoughtful in her treatment of the professionals who take her program. I’ve gained a lot of confidence going forth to share my knowledge with clients who have endured trauma. I strongly recommend discrete training to anyone in the mental health profession. You won’t regret it!” —Laura Wanderling, LCPAT

“This was one of the best trainings I’ve ever taken and certainly the most informative. Lisa does an excellent job presenting the material in a way that is really interesting and applicable to a wide array of clinical settings. Anyone working in the mental health field should take this training. Most importantly, Lisa really did a wonderful job of making sure that we as clinicians felt taken care of and appreciated. I truly felt like I mattered.” —Lyndsay Soeder,  LCSW-C

“The entire program was interesting and thought-provoking. It is change the way I work with all my clients no matter what issues they present with. I wish a class of this nature had been part of my graduate program back in the day. Lisa presented the material same fashion she encourages us with clients. I plan to take Level II.”  —Renee Drehmer, LCPC

“This program has completely transformed my clinical practice. Using the skills and knowledge I gained through this program has benefited my clients, and makes me a more confident, competent clinician. I recommend this program to all of my colleagues!” —Robert Bangert, LICSW

“Thank you, Lisa, and everyone at the Ferentz Institute, for putting together such an amazing program. I am a better clinician for attending each class. She is a gift on so many levels to those of us in the field. I gained a greater knowledge base as a result I now have new colleagues and new tools to continue learning, growing, and have a renewed passion for what we do.” —Naomi Taffet, LCSW-C, VAS-III

“This training has been a priceless investment which I believe will change my practice for many years to come.” —Linda Beck, LCSW-C

“This training has truly changed my practice in the way I view both the students and my colleagues in my school. I have completely redesigned the school counselor office lighting to create a warmer more welcoming environment. I look at my most difficult students through a different lens, often picturing them as babies in the trauma he must’ve endured. I am a patient, more attentive and excited to use the myriad of strategies thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”  —Nancy Simard, NCC

“Lisa’s trauma training has brought me to a new level as a clinician. This should be required education for anyone in the clinical care or educational setting. The knowledge and resources gained through this course are invaluable.” —Katherine Cashin, LCPC

“This is the stuff I wish we had in college! Lisa is an excellent teacher! Taking this course is something I have dreamed of since I first heard Lisa teach at another training. Every class I went away with immediately applicable teaching and resources. I immediately felt more confident and comfortable in my practice.” —Annette Schlossnagle, LCSW-D

“Lisa Ferentz is very knowledgeable and a great teacher and presenter. She was very warm and welcoming. The class itself was very informational and very organized. I recommend this class to every clinician. Thanks Lisa!” —MacKenzie Fleming, LGPC

“A wonderful experience. This will certainly enhance my skills in working with traumatized children.” —Mary Vansickle, LCSW-C

“If you’re fortunate enough to attend this training I highly recommend doing so. The financial and time commitment pales in comparison to the value of experiences and knowledge gained throughout this program. It really was wonderful and I feel like it provided opportunity for both professional and personal growth.”  —Charise Peddicord, LCPC

“If you are a clinician Lisa Ferentz’s trauma training is one you cannot miss!!” —Tracy Ambos, LCSW-C, LICSW

“Lisa is a breath of fresh air. She exudes compassion and understanding, She is the model of the perfect therapist.” —Gavriel Horan, LMSW

“This has been, by far, the most useful and high quality training I have ever attended! I recommend this to any mental health professional and really anyone in a helping/health profession.”  —Betsy Nichols, LPC, NCC

“I cannot adequately express how much I gained from Lisa’s training. I am tuned into my clients on a much deeper level, always mindful of safety, attunement, body language, and their ability to be fully present in session. Lisa is a very generous teacher as well. I encourage other clinicians to take the trauma training, it will give you so many new tools to help your clients.” —Ivy Edelstein, LMSW

“This is the best class I have ever attended (and I have two Master’s degrees) and Lisa is the most organized, most compassionate, most detailed oriented and the most aware of the process than I have ever encountered. She is very well grounded and rounded in all her presentations.” —Kit MacFarlane

“This training brought me invaluable information on how trauma is experienced and taught me new treatment options that allow me to respond to my clients, and teach my staff, accordingly. The fact that this was done in such a caring, humorous, and insightful manner serve to enhance my learning experience.” —Caitlin Tromiczak, LICSW-C, LCSW-C

“I deeply appreciate the blend of theoretical and practical knowledge that Lisa’s Trauma I course afforded me. I strongly recommend this course and the consummate professional who teaches it.” —Michale Lockman, LCPC,

“I have been eager to strengthen my knowledge base and skill level in trauma informed care. My clients and I will benefit from the hands on approach that Lisa shares with care and attention for all of her program participants. I am now much more aware of the importance of both mind (brain) and body when it comes to the impact and significance of trauma histories and clients’ current level of functioning and satisfaction with life.” —Teresa Doniger, LPC

“Lisa is a presenter who embodies competence and warmth and grace!. The workshop itself taught me new and wonderful ways to navigate clients through trauma with dignity and a wonderfully varied choice of modalities! Lisa’s use of her personal journey with trauma patients was a wonderful and captivating way to learn.” —Eileen Thompson, ACRPS, SCAC

“This training was a game-changer for me. The strength-based approach Lisa takes has transformed the way I see my clients and the range of practical tools we were given has revitalized my work with them.” —Lisa Zimmerman, LICSW

“As a clinician, one of the most important tools we have is our self. Lisa helped me find my own internal wisdom and see my blind spots.” —Cara Nazereth, LCMFT

“I encourage every clinician to attend this course. The course’s focus on client strengths and creativity encourages you to expand your empathy and see client’s in a more complete way. After having taken this training, I feel competent in my interactions with trauma survivors and assist them in a more thoughtful way.” —Sara Murry, LGSW

“This training is amazing and provides a thorough foundation to work with clients with trauma. Everything learned helped my growth as a clinician.” —Molly Jakubek, LMFT

“Great resource provided by a gifted teacher & clinician.” —Elizabeth Mohler, LCSW

“Lisa’s style of teaching and material were so enlightening. I feel much more prepared to work with client’s than I did before the course. I highly recommend the training.” —Miriam Blau, LGSW

“There’s no way you can leave a class you taught, Lisa, without learning new strategies and examples of how to encourage others.” — Stephanie Marinelli, PhD, JD, LCPC

“I have grown as a therapist over the last nine sessions and I believe my growth allows me to see and access the strengths and resiliency in my clients in a new and different way.” —Catherine Peterson, LCSW

“This training equipped me with a greater understanding of trauma informed treatment. I feel more confidant in my practice dealing with issues of trauma and more energized to continue to increase my knowledge and efficacy.” —Susan B. Blair, LCMFT, CCDP

“This training was worth the investment. It increased my confidence as well as my competence and my ability to both maintain and model healthy boundaries and work-life balance. Lisa is a very inspiring mentor.” —Jennifer Thocher,

“Lisa’s training’s validate a lot of the work that we do and provides new formulations, techniques, and a level of confidence to apply these techniques. What a powerful experience.” —Katina Callan, LCSW

“Invaluable program; by the 2nd class you can bring your clients interventions that will make profound differences in their therapeutic journey and by the end you feel confident and competent to treat clients with trauma.” —Kathleen Traversari, LGSW

“This program is an extraordinary interpretation of several therapeutic modalities and an interesting and heartfelt alternative to the manualized, mechanical CEU offerings elsewhere.” —Karen Ross Taylor, LCSW-C

“This is an awesome training with all the qualities and more of a very excellent postdoctoral course! Lisa is a wonderful, generous mentor, lecturer, teacher and clinician.” —Janet Glover Kirkvliet, LCPC.

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