Trauma-Informed Child and Adolescent Certificate Program

NIP is excited to announce the Trauma-Informed Child and Adolescent Certificate Program starting in Fall 2019

Nearly 2/3 of adults have experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) in their childhood, and we know that the ratio of children that have experienced trauma who show up in our waiting rooms is much, much higher. Without a fundamental understanding of trauma and complex trauma, clinicians can often feel helpless and overwhelmed when children present with trauma responses. We also know that well-intentioned clinicians, without a trauma-informed background, can often end up further isolating the children and families they serve.

Participants of the Trauma-Informed Child and Adolescent Certificate Program will be introduced to the foundational underpinnings of trauma and learn about the physiological, psychological and neurobiological impact of trauma and gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which trauma impacts child development, the family and family dynamics.

The program is designed to provide you with skills and tools to help our child clients manage and lessen their trauma reactions and restore them to a path of healthy development and make you feel more grounded in ways to work with and better understand children that have experienced trauma.

Seminars will focus on object-relations and attachment theory, child development and play therapy, in addition to the impact of trauma on child development, attachment, neurobiology and the family system. The last trimester will be dedicated to introducing evidence-informed modalities designed to heal the attachment ruptures and dysregulation that result from exposure to trauma.

 In 2019 - 2020, this program will provide 37 CE contact hours.

Program Length
One year, comprised of three 10-week trimesters (September 2019 through May 2020)

Program Schedule
Wednesday evenings 6:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Continuing Education
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0018.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #Psyan-0004.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.