- 72 hours of training over 9 months with a small cohort of peers.
- Develop your skills, learn an evidence-based model that offers real help to trauma survivors, and be mentored in growing an effective private practice.
- Next Cohort begins: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Childhood trauma is the single greatest mental health crisis in America. The evidence is clear that childhood trauma is the main cause of violence, criminality, drug addiction, alcoholism, promiscuity, depression, anxiety, relational conflicts, and other mental health concerns today.
Few graduate programs provide specific training on working with trauma and its impact. The result is often that the indicators of traumatic experiences and their impact go overlooked, and subsequently, treatment fails to address the real roots of the client’s presenting issues, and no lasting change results. Trauma-informed treatment allows us to help clients with the real source of their distress.
Story-Informed Trauma Therapy offers a way forward. This mentorship will prepare therapists to effectively guide survivors of childhood abuse and trauma through the various stages of trauma recovery. This extensive program is designed for professional therapists, graduate students and lay counselors, who are currently working with trauma survivors or desiring to work more specifically with this population.
In this training, you will learn how to guide clients from the moment they arrive in your waiting room all the way to closure of the last session. During the course of this mentorship, we will utilize a variety of teaching modalities including general instruction, group interaction, active dialogue, case presentations, role-playing, modeling, video, survivor presentations, special guest speakers, and the demonstration of the therapeutic use of stories, objects, and metaphors.
Byron Kehler developed Story Informed Trauma Therapy over years of working with survivors of trauma and seeing other modalities offer very little in the way of relief. After Hurricane Katrina, Byron began teaching this model to therapists along the Gulf coast. After adoption by a large agency there, the model was studied at Tulane University and was shown effective in reducing the PTSD symptoms in the studied population.
Story Informed Trauma Therapy is a comprehensive framework for viewing and understanding the trauma recovery process, offering a step-by-step roadmap through a proven 9-stage recovery model.