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  Trauma Training for Professionals

Training

The Traumatology Institute of Canada (TIC) offers a comprehensive curriculum, which leads to competency in Field Trauma Response, Clinical Traumatology, Community & Workplace Traumatology and Compassion Fatigue Care.

The Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum (TITC) provided foundational training for those Certified Traumatologists involved in recovery interventions for over 4,700 people following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and thousands of traumatologists nationally and internationally. Our trained clinicians have continued to offer services wherever called to action.

For those wanting additional international recognition for their TITC courses partner certifying organizations include the Academy of Traumatology Commission on Certification & Accreditation (COCA). Training programs are also recognized by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AAETS). Students successfully completing the curriculum can apply for AAETS designation.

Courses are offered through www.TIClearn.com.

Here is a sampling of the courses available:

  • CLINICAL TRAUMATOLOGIST
    This program is designed for professional care-providers who offer clinical and counselling services for trauma survivors or wish to gain the skills to do so. This skills-based program provides participants with a comprehensive framework for survivor needs, assessment and evaluation, and treatment through the trauma recovery cycle--as well as addressing care for the caregiver. This Program series provides theoretical knowledge and practical skill-development opportunities that highlight best practices in trauma intervention. Designed for care professionals who have a minimum of a Master’s degree completed or in progress, related to a clinical or counselling field OR a minimum of four years with a counselling mandate along with regular supervision.
  • EARLY INTERVENTION FIELD TRAUMATOLOGIST
    First responders (e.g., fire/rescue, emergency medical services, law enforcement) as well as mental health and health care professionals will benefit from Field Trauma training. This is an entry-level program and no pre-requisites are required to receive the Field Trauma designation other than successful course completion. Participants will learn about on-site responding and learn how to respond to a critical event and aid those requiring psychological first aid.
  • COMPASSION FATIGUE RESILIENCY & RECOVERY – EDUCATOR
    An intensive one credit, resiliency enhancement program developed for those caring for seriously ill, injured or traumatized/troubled people. This popular program was designed to be both didactic and experiential. No pre-requisites are required.
  • COMPASSION FATIGUE SPECIALIST – THERAPIST
    This course is for mental health care professionals with a minimum of a Master’s degree (or an M.A. in progress), or 4-years of counselling work with on-going supervision. This program is a comprehensive Compassion Fatigue resiliency course designed with caring professionals in mind. Participants will learn about Compassion Fatigue and recovery interventions using the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP, Gentry, Baranowsky & Dunning, 1997). This workshop provides all the tools necessary for the participant to implement the five-session ARP protocol for assisting professionals who have become compassion fatigued as a result of their caring work. The program is both didactic and experiential.
 
 

Clinical Traumatologist Certificate Training Program at www.ticlearn.com


This program is designed for professional care-providers who offer clinical and counselling services for trauma survivors or wish to gain the skills to do so. This skills-based program provides participants with a comprehensive framework for survivor needs, assessment / evaluation, and treatment through the trauma recovery cycle as well as addressing care for the caregiver. This Program series provides theoretical knowledge, and practical skill-development opportunities that highlight "best practices" in trauma intervention.


Designed for care professionals who have a minimum of a Master’s degree completed or in progress, related to a clinical or counselling field
OR
a minimum of 4-years with a counselling mandate along with regular supervision.
Successful completion of the following courses is required to receive the CLINICAL TRAUMATOLOGIST Certificate of Completion: TI-1001 & TI-202 - TI-207. 
*Before enrolling in course TI-206, participants must complete
TI-1001 & TI-202 - TI-207.
A blend of in-class and on-line courses is acceptable.

 

 

TI-1001 Early Intervention Field Traumatology Comprehensive Training (4 credit course)

   
 

Both didactic and experiential, Early Intervention Field Traumatology explores the knowledge and skills needed to respond to the emotional trauma associated with natural or human-caused disasters and crisis. Topics include warning signs, recovery stages, fitting interventions to client needs, the new Educate, Assess and Refer (EAR) Field Trauma Response model, Reactions and Response to CBRN Terrorism, steps to lessen crisis impact, utilization of community resources for prevention and resolution. Compassion Fatigue risk factors, symptoms and prevention/self-care strategies and Emergency Site Management System will also be addressed.

 
TI-202 Overview of Assessment and Interventions (1 credit course)

Overview of Assessment & Interventions covers clinical interventions, assessment approaches, research, theory and practical applications to help the traumatologist assist clients. Materials focus on how to conduct assessments/evaluations that might contribute to a professional diagnosis. Participants learn to distinguish between normal and distressed behaviour, handle cases with skill, and minimize negative impact upon the client and family.

 
TI-203 Clinical Standards of Trauma Care: Attachment, Systems and Context (1 credit course)

Develops understanding of the practical applications of trauma practice, research, and theory among individuals and communities affected by trauma. The course examines age, gender, race, culture, social class, systemic issues, community standards of care, and other factors that are important in designing and implementing programs to fit client needs with appropriate treatment.

 
TI-204 Tools for Trauma: A CBT Approach (2 credit course)

Tools for Trauma will provide both the novice and advanced trauma therapist with the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in treatment of trauma survivors. In addition to presenting a didactic foundational understanding of the theoretical tenets of CBT, this course provides experiential training in many of CBT’s most effective techniques, including: Reciprocal Inhibition, Stress Inoculation Training, Systematic Desensitization, Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Behavioural Rehearsal and Relaxation Training. Treatment applications will be framed within a Tri-Phasic model.

 
TI-205 Group Approaches with Trauma Survivors: Clinical (2 credit course)

Explores clinical models of interventions for trauma survivor groups, including approaches with recovery and personal awareness components. Various types of program promotions and intake/admission procedures will be addressed.

 
TI-206 Supervision in Clinical Traumatology (2 credit course)

Offers a framework for participants to practice and demonstrate proficiency in clinical traumatology skills. The program is offered in a format designed to challenge and help participants grow into competent providers of care for traumatized individuals, families, organizations and communities. *Participants must complete courses TI-1001 & TI-202 to TI-207 in order to enrol in this course.

 
TI-207 Compassion Fatigue Specialist (Therapist Designation) (2 credit course)

The Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training (CFST) is an intensive Compassion Fatigue resiliency program developed with the caring professional in mind. This course is designed to provide professionals with in-depth understanding of Compassion Fatigue & recovery interventions using the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP, Gentry, Baranowsky & Dunning, 1997). This course provides all the tools necessary to implement the five-session ARP protocol for assisting professionals who have become compassion fatigued.