Professional Development & Training

As a professional working with people who have experienced trauma, your growth and well-being is just as important as your clients'. We provide reflective, trauma-informed supervision, consultation, and training to promote your efficacy and resiliency within the helping profession. All services are tailored to your program needs.


Trauma Consultation Group February 2019


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We hear most often from service professionals experiencing burnout that they feel alone at work. Many leave the work altogether. Many more feel incompetent, despite their hours of graduate level education, internships, and work experience. In our consultation and support group, you will:

Build a small, supportive community of solidarity

Receive trauma-informed reflective consultation

Receive and lend consultation with peers

Address vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout

Earn continuing education credits (CEUs) in Trauma-informed Care


 

Tailored Training & Workshops


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We develop tailored program manuals, curricula, experiential training, and consultation that suits your population of providers and clients. Provide your staff with quality training in trauma-informed care and enhance engagement of youth and families in your program today.

We have trained for Loyola University, University of Chicago, Moran Center of Evanston, Evanston YWCA, Breaking the Silence, and other community partners.


Clinical Supervision & Consultation


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In supervision, we facilitate reflective discussion of the use of self in the therapy room and the direct application of clinical skills with clients. Together, we will create a plan that optimizes your clinical strengths and identifies areas for professional growth. We engage in pro-active clinical planning and decision making with the special consideration of ethical obligations and trauma-informed care. We encourage particular attention to dynamics of power, specifically regarding the role of race, culture, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness within the therapeutic relationship and work context.


Trauma Fellowship - September 2019


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The Chicago Trauma Fellowship is a 9-month fellowship intended for professionals working with youth and families with experiences of trauma. Professionals can expect to engage in an experiential, intensive study of trauma theory and practical implications. Content includes, but is not limited to:

Why and How to Apply Trauma Lens

Trauma Theory

Best Practices in Trauma-informed Care

Recognizing and Understanding Trauma

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on brain development

Understanding and recognizing human stress responses

Responding to Trauma

Identifying the appropriate interventions

Implementing Trauma-informed Care