Integrative Trauma Psychotherapy Certificate Program at Fairfield Egan

Integrative Trauma Psychotherapy Certificate Program at Fairfield Egan

Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies will host an Integrative Trauma Psychotherapy certificate program beginning in April 2020.

The eight-month Integrative Trauma Psychotherapy certificate program is open to licensed health providers and students in a licensed mental health provider program. The program integrates Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with a somatic therapy, the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), and will provide advanced psychotherapy skills for working with patients with complex trauma and dissociation.

The program will include four workshops: "Basic Training in EMDR Therapy" Parts 1 and 2, and "Trauma Resilience Model" Parts 1 and 2. Upon program completion, participants will receive a certificate in integrative trauma psychotherapy from Fairfield University as well as certificates of completion for basic training in EMDR from EMDRIA and for the Trauma Resiliency Model from the Trauma Resource Institute.

The course will be taught by Elaine Miller Karas, LCSW and Kate Wheeler, PhD, APRN, FAAN, professor of nursing at Fairfield University. Karas is the executive director and co-founder of the Trauma Resource Institute and adjunct faculty at Loma Linda University’s School of Social Work and Social Ecology. She is the author Building Resilience to Trauma: The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models. Karas is the co-founder and co-developer of the Trauma Resiliency Model and has taught this model and the Community Resiliency Model in Haiti, China, Mexico, Kenya, Nepal, Germany, South Africa, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Tanzania, Rwanda, Turkey and the Philippines.

Dr. Wheeler specializes in trauma in her private practice and is an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) approved consultant and trainer. She is a psychoanalyst and has been EMDR-certified since 2001. She is a past EMDRIA board member, president, and advisory director. She has served as a consultant on numerous EMDR research projects in the past 10 years, has published a number of research studies on EMDR with colleagues, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research.

Integrative Trauma Psychotherapy Trauma Training Certificate Program

Date: April 2020-November 2020
Location: Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies

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Last modified: 08-24-22 11:42 AM


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