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
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
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
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
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
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