The Viva Center’s Trauma Informed Clinical Practice (TICP): Certificate Program is a truly unique postgraduate training program specifically designed to give growing clinicians a powerful set of therapeutic tools applicable across all varieties of client populations. Participants are immersed in experiential study and application of many invaluable clinical skills. Many of the themes covered in the TICP Certificate Program are not thoroughly discussed in traditional graduate or postgraduate training. Such themes include:
- Understanding and applying a Trauma informed lens to clinical work
- Balancing out the implications of moods like depression and anxiety in practice
- Setting the therapeutic frame and working with the dynamics of the therapeutic alliance
- Understanding the neuropsychology supporting body-based interventions that complement traditional modes of clinical practice
- Working effectively with clients who are traumatized
- Helping clients with compulsive behaviors and addiction
- Understanding diverse presentations of abuse and neglect
- Navigating attachment dynamics involved in relationships
- Healing from sexual violence
- Treating perpetrators on their own path to healing
The TICP Certificate Program is a dynamic and hands-on postgraduate training program created to fill this gap and guide participants in the subtleties of working with clients, applying theory to practice and being empowered with resources and interventions to make substantive differences in the effectiveness of their clinical work. The goal of this 9-month postgraduate training program is to prepare graduate-level practitioners to practice as effective and proficient clinicians well-versed in Trauma Informed Clinical Practice and approaches with a solid understanding of the integrative perspective of healing the whole person. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about diverse clinical presentations as they present clinical cases and videotaped sessions. Most importantly cohort members will gain mastery about how to apply these principles in practice.
The value of the TICP Certificate Program lies not only in the clinical knowledge gained through experiential and didactic learning, but also in the practical application of group supervision meetings as applied to cases under review. The TICP certificate program also offers 32 CEU credit hours–all deductible as a business expense!
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About the Instructor: This program is taught by Dr. Julie Lopez: Trauma specialist, seasoned clinician, supervisor, speaker, former professor, clinical trainer, and founder of the Viva Center.
Program Schedule: The TICP Program is a 9-month, 2-semester program beginning in September and ending in May/June, with a break in mid-December and January. Participants will meet twice per month for 2 hours–the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9AM-11AM. For each meeting, the first hour is educational (both didactic and experiential) and the second hour is focused on clinical case application. There is recommended reading by class, as well as elective reading based on the focus of the cohort. Each participant will have the opportunity to earn 32 CEUs and a certificate in Trauma Informed Clinical Practice.
Requirements: Participants are expected to have a caseload of at least 4 clients with which to apply program principles. This caseload may be in any type of clinical setting. Assistance with building a caseload may be provided but is not guaranteed. Participants must have their own arrangement for individual clinical supervision, though it can be set up through the program instructor for an additional fee.
This program is taught by Dr. Julie Lopez: Trauma specialist, seasoned clinician, supervisor, speaker, former professor, clinical trainer, and founder of the Viva Center.
Applicants will be chosen based on proven abilities, alignment of core values, and goodness of fit with training program objectives. Space is limited. Applications accepted on a rolling basis!
Program Cost: $900 per semester, due August 30th and January 15th. Participants who opt to pay in full by August 30th receive a discounted cost of $1700. Monthly payment plans available for $220 per month, paid on the 30th of August and 15th of each month September through April.
Download the TICP Application Form