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An Invitation from Lisa Ferentz...

As therapists, we see the terrible damage trauma has on our clients ... and we want to help in every way we can.

But one of our greatest challenges is finding a trustworthy training program to provide effective and proven treatment methods that fits within our busy schedules.

That's why I'm excited to announce my state-of-the-art, post-graduate level trauma certificate program that's specifically designed for the working clinician is now available entirely online ... so you can master the skills and insight you need to provide healing for any trauma client.

This trauma training program is the culmination of nearly two decades of honing today's most effective treatment modalities (including IFS, Somatic resourcing, and more) into a certificate program that’s comprehensive, experiential, simple to learn, and uniquely designed to be implemented (quickly) in your practice.

Finally, feel confident treating even the most severely traumatized clients…
without the worry of getting stuck or being overwhelmed by trauma triggers.

This course is different than anything you've experienced before because you’ll truly learn by doing. You’ll take part in interactive, multi-modality teaching sessions, and then be able to practice in real-time the skills you’ve learned. From there, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your new methods right away in practice and process in breakout rooms what worked and where you still need further growth.

Plus you’ll earn your Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment from the prestigious Ferentz Institute

Sign up today and discover why your colleagues are calling this a program that should be required for all mental health graduate students.

I'm so excited to have you join me for this career-transforming opportunity!

— Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C DAPA

Lisa Ferentz’s Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment

A 4-month, Level I Post-Graduate Training Program

$2,599.00 Value
Just $1,997.00 Today!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started today for just $99.
Click here for Payment Plan Information

Course Begins September 2nd, 2021

You'll earn up to 59.0 CE Hours — up to 54.0 Live CE Hours & up to 5.0 Self-Study CE Hours — Full CE Details Coming Soon!

Advanced Trauma Treatment Certificate Program Details

This advanced certificate program goes beyond the basics to show you the most effective approaches to help clients who experience:

  • Dissociation, regression, and depersonalization
  • Self-destructive behaviors (including cutting, addictions, binging and purging)
  • Flashbacks and intrusive memories
  • Nightmares
  • Anxiety and depression as a result of traumatic experiences
  • Disintegrated sense of self
  • Low self-worth, shame, and guilt
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Anger, rage, and aggression

You won’t find another program so effectively structured around your needs as a working clinician seeking to advance your trauma treatment skills.

Plus, this is a program that takes care of you... while it prepares you to care for your clients!

As an active clinician who regularly sees clients, Lisa considers it essential to not just teach treatment skills, but to care for your needs as a therapist and student. The experiential exercises in this program (such as mindful breathwork, journaling, art and sandplay) are meant for your well-being, as well as your client’s.

When you accept the invitation to join this advanced trauma certificate program, you’ll get:

  1. 9 full-day sessions where you’ll learn, step-by-step, Lisa’s strengths-based integrative trauma approach

  2. Access to treatment models you likely haven’t seen elsewhere

  3. 4 bonus LIVE Q&A calls

  4. Complete on-demand access to recordings

  5. Comprehensive resource manuals and slides

  6. An intimate and personal learning environment to connect directly with me and your colleagues from around the world

  7. BONUS: my popular 5-hour “Getting Creative with Parts” on-demand workshop

Training Program Schedule

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

While we encourage participants to join each session live to get the full program experience, we understand that’s not always possible. That’s why we’ve included complete recording access through Dec. 31st with your registration.

Class 1: Understanding Trauma and its Reverberating Effects: The Strengths-Based Perspective
Thursday, September 2
In this 6-hour workshop we will set the stage for a clinical and philosophical approach to trauma informed treatment, which will include an in-depth exploration of a strengths-based, de-pathologized approach to assessing and treating clients.

We will process the features of therapy and the therapeutic relationship that promote an emphasis on clients’ resiliency and courage, while learning ways to help clients re-frame and “make sense” out of their long-term struggles and destructive coping strategies.

Class 2: Understanding Trauma and its Reverberating Effects: Trauma, Memory, and the Brain
Thursday, September 14

In this workshop, we will look at the ways in which our brains are adversely impacted by trauma and how the concept of neuroplasticity can reverse that impact. Participants will learn how to strengthen neuroplasticity in traumatized clients through lifestyle choices including: exercise, improved sleep hygiene, humor, connecting to others, and healthy risk-taking. We will then process the unique aspects of the developing adolescent brain, comparing it to the functionality of an adult brain, and exploring both the limitations and strengths of the adolescent mindset. Since many traumatized teens use digital apparatuses to dissociate, we will look at the adverse impact of digital technology and gaming on the adolescent brain.

Class 3: Understanding Trauma and its Reverberating Effects: The Impact of Insecure Attachment
Friday, October 1

In this 6-hour workshop we will use videotaped examples to explore the four major attachment styles: secure; avoidant; ambivalent; and disorganized. Participants will learn about the profound impact of insecure attachment and neglect on the developing architecture of an infant’s brain, as well as the physical, emotional, social, and behavioral impact of not being securely attached. We will explore the dysfunctional dynamics of disorganized attachment and how they subsequently play out in a traumatized client’s future relationships, including the therapeutic relationship. We will connect attachment issues to affect regulation and dysregulation, processing the concept of the “optimal window of arousal” and exploring the impact that hyper-arousal and hypo-arousal have on clients’ presentations in and outside of therapy sessions.

Class 4: Creatively and Effectively Treating Trauma: The Foundation of Trauma-Informed Care
Wednesday, October 13
Join Lisa to learn how to make the connection between the inevitable coping strategies that emerge for abused and neglected children and how those behaviors create suffering and dysfunction in adulthood. We will explore the impact that trauma has on their adult relationships, career choices, ability or inability to engage in self-care, self-advocacy, and self-protection. We will process the co-morbid issues that adult survivors struggle with as they attempt to navigate, self-medicate or numb, the thoughts, feelings and memories associated with past trauma. Particular attention will be paid to doing “trauma-informed” assessments that appropriately pace the work and prevent clients from becoming triggered, dysregulated, or overwhelmed early in the therapy process. Participants will learn how to gather information about clients’ histories while maintaining a strengths-based approach. We will also take into consideration intakes, assessments, and treatment that is done by tele-therapy, where extra attention must be paid to issues including privacy, confidentiality, and pacing.

Class 5: Creatively and Effectively Treating Trauma: Strategies for Affect Regulation, Grounding, and Containment
Friday, October 29

In this 6-hour workshop we will experientially process a variety of techniques designed to help traumatized clients somatically and emotionally feel safe, grounded, and within the optimal window of arousal. We will explore the power of using breathwork, anchoring, aromatherapy, titration of emotions, pacing with scaling, and simple tapping from the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) paradigm. In addition, participants will learn how to help clients turn inward and become more aware of somatic sensations that hold memories, emotions and needs through Gene Gendlin’s Focusing paradigm.

During the second half of the workshop we will explore ways to use art therapeutically. Participants will learn how to prepare clients for art interventions, as well as the open-ended questions that should be used to process and de-code the meta-communication of clients’ work. We will also process a series of flashback halting protocols that can help clients short-circuit dissociation and differentiate the past from the present.

Class 6: The Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Anxiety and Depression in Trauma Survivors
Wednesday, November 10

Given the fact that countless traumatized clients suffer from co-morbid medical and mental health disorders, in this 6-hour workshop participants will learn about the etiology, epidemiology and diagnostic criteria for all of the affective and anxiety disorders in DSM-5. The first half of the workshop will be led by Dr. Kevin Ferentz, a primary care physician nationally recognized in the treatment of depression and anxiety. He will address the medical and mental health impact of these diagnoses, especially when they go undiagnosed and untreated.

In the second half of the workshop, we will explore a variety of non-pharmacological treatment options for clients who either refuse medication or for clinicians to use in conjunction with pharmacological intervention. We will look at the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model and discuss the intra-psychic, inter-personal, and environmental stressors and life events that trigger or exacerbate depression and anxiety.

Class 7: Trauma and the Therapeutic Alliance: Bridging Therapy Sessions, Working with Self-Harm, and Traumatic Transference
Monday, November 29
In this 6-hour workshop we will explore creative ways to empower clients to continue their work outside of therapy by introducing “invitations” to be accomplished in between their sessions. Participants will learn about specific assignments that are designed to deepen insights, help clients practice and master new behaviors, strengthen healthier cognitions, increase self-confidence, self-compassion, and self-care. For those clients who are still impacted by Covid, we will acknowledge the tasks that can address the mental fallout of the Pandemic. Since many clients have turned to destructive coping strategies in response to Covid, we will explore the CARESS model, which gives clients concrete steps to follow when they get the impulse to engage in self-harm.

In the second half of the workshop, we will compare the therapist’s perspective on treatment with a traumatized client’s assumptions and expectations when they enter therapy. We will look at specific dynamics related to transference and traumatic transference and process videos that depict these inter-personal scenarios in treatment.

Class 8: Trauma and the Therapeutic Alliance: Understanding the Impact of Counter-Transference
Thursday, December 9

In this 6-hour workshop we will process the inherent challenges of working with traumatized clients in a variety of practice settings. Participants will explore the impact that a perpetually “externalized focus” has and the price we pay when we don't maintain a dual awareness in our work. Several writing experientials will allow us to see that discrepancy and invite curiosity about the negative impact it has on clinician efficacy. Participants will process how vicarious trauma manifests in the workplace. We will also identify the warning signs that let clinicians know their objectivity and effectiveness have been compromised.

Class 9: Trauma and the Therapeutic Alliance: Processing Ethics, Reporting Issues and Termination
Monday, December 20

The first three hours of this workshop will focus on ethical issues that can arise in therapy when treating traumatized clients. We will discuss the professional obligations of mental health providers, along with the Code of Ethics from several Professional Boards. We will also address the process of reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect as well as reporting past abuse that adult clients disclose in therapy.

In the second half of the workshop, we will look at issues related to termination, including the reactions that both clients and therapists can have when therapy ends. We will process the five most common types of endings and why some traumatized clients are unable to terminate in a way that brings healthy closure to their work. We will also discuss how to respond when a client discontinues treatment without informing the therapist.

Live Q&A Call Schedule
  • Friday, September 17 | 11am – 12pm (EDT)
  • Wednesday, October 20 | 1pm – 2pm (EDT)
  • Wednesday, November 24 | 11am – 12pm (EST)
  • Tuesday, December 21 | 1pm – 2pm (EST)

Lisa Ferentz’s Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment
A 4-month, Level I Post-Graduate Training Program

$2,599.00 Value
Just $1,997.00 Today!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started today for just $99.
Click here for Payment Plan Information

Course Begins September 2nd, 2021

You'll earn up to 59.0 CE Hours — up to 54.0 Live CE Hours & up to 5.0 Self-Study CE Hours — Full CE Details Coming Soon!

Earn Your Advanced Trauma Treatment Certificate
from the Ferentz Institute

Your certificate from the highly regarded Ferentz Institute not only showcases your personal and professional accomplishment, it distinguishes you from your peers and shows your clients, your colleagues, and employer your continued dedication to improving therapeutic outcomes.

Recent program graduates have shared how this certificate program has helped them become regarded as the trauma go-to expert among their clients and colleagues, get promoted or hired for a better position, and support them in writing books and therapy journal articles.

Reviews from your colleagues:

Lisa Ferentz’s Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment
A 4-month, Level I Post-Graduate Training Program

$2,599.00 Value
Just $1,997.00 Today!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started today for just $99.
Click here for Payment Plan Information

Course Begins September 2nd, 2021

You'll earn up to 59.0 CE Hours — up to 54.0 Live CE Hours & up to 5.0 Self-Study CE Hours — Full CE Details Coming Soon!

Meet Your Instructor

Lisa Ferentz LCSW-C DAPA, is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, depathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for 36 years. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, both live and online, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, and UK and Ireland.

She’s the founder of The Ferentz Institute, now in its fourteenth year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1,600 clinicians from her two Certificate Programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.

In 2009, she was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. Lisa is the author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide, now in its second edition, Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing, and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist’s Couch.

Lisa Ferentz
Lisa’s specialties include:
  • Adolescent & adult survivors of physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect
  • Self-injurious behaviors including: eating disorders, self-mutilation, and addictions
  • Somatization of trauma/trauma and the brain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Parenting and marital issues
  • Vicarious traumatization, professional burnout, and self-care
  • Strengths-based and depathologized approaches including:
    Internal Family Systems, Ericksonian hypnosis, EMDR, art therapy techniques, and mind-body modalities

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260.

We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Certificate Program
We've got you covered. You'll have unlimited access to each class until December 31st. The recording will be available 3-5 business days after the live class ends. You can only earn "live" credit by attending live, but self-study credit will be available with the recording.
Up to 54 hours, depending on your individual board, including up to 3 Ethics hours. Full CE details coming soon>. No additional CE hours are available for the four LIVE Q&A calls. We've worked hard to make sure as many licensed mental health and medical professionals are covered by this amazing training program.
YES. Nothing in this training program is previously recorded. Lisa will be with you the entire semester, including responding in the online forum weekly and available for additional conversations in 4 LIVE Q&A calls outside of the 9 days of classes that make up the core program.
Completing all 9 classes will allow you to complete the final exam in December. Upon successful completion of that exam you'll have earned your Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment from the Ferentz Institute. It will be available in your course portal once you pass the exam.
Yes! You'll get access until December 31st to each and every class to review and replay as much as you'd like. All the resources, handouts, and Lisa's complete training manuals with scripts and practices are yours to keep.
You'll also get exclusive discounts on all of Lisa's other trainings, books, and resources, and her popular "Getting Creative with Parts" 5-hour workshop for free.
Yes! Our mission is to help you thrive in your practice. If you're not 100% satisfied and decide this program is not for you, contact us and we'll make it right.
This is a highly experiential, practice-focused trauma training that Lisa Ferentz has developed over the past 35 years treating severely traumatized clients who experience dissociation, self-harm, flashbacks, and other symptoms of PTSD. Her approach has been praised by luminaries such as Janina Fisher and Dick Schwartz, Developer of Internal Family Systems therapy.

As a practicing therapist herself, Lisa is passionate about helping clinicians develop a way of approaching trauma that includes concrete tools and shows you how to develop yourself as a clinician to treat trauma. Her unique approach avoids pathologizing trauma and treats lingering symptoms as the way an individual survived, and her treatment simplifies complex trauma symptoms in ways that clients can finally begin to understand their symptoms with compassion and provides concrete tools, including many expressive art practices and more to unravel the legacy of trauma.

This program is Lisa's comprehensive training that has before been reserved only for those who can travel to her institute, now available with CEs for the first time through her partnership with Psychotherapy Networker. And with our 100% satisfaction guarantee and payment plan, we hope you'll take advantage of this great opportunity.

Lisa Ferentz’s Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment
A 4-month, Level I Post-Graduate Training Program

$2,599.00 Value
Just $1,997.00 Today!

Interested in a payment plan? Get started today for just $99.
Click here for Payment Plan Information

Course Begins September 2nd, 2021

You'll earn up to 59.0 CE Hours — up to 54.0 Live CE Hours & up to 5.0 Self-Study CE Hours — Full CE Details Coming Soon!

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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