This course has been canceled and postponed to Fall 2013. We regret any inconvenience.

New Training Initiative -

Weekend Intensive Course!

The Training Institute of the Trauma Center at JRI is very pleased to announce our latest training initiative: an intensive multi-weekend course providing the state-of-the-art training in understanding and treatment of traumatic stress that has previously only been available in our 9-month Certificate Program. Running across three weekends, participants will be exposed to foundational information regarding the impact of traumatic stress, along with cutting-edge treatment approaches for child / adolescent and adult survivors of trauma and adversity.

This course offers the unique opportunity to be exposed to up to 50% of the didactic material contained in our longer Certificate Program course, but in a condensed, intensive format ideal for individuals not living in the New England area, or who are unable to commit to the more complete academic program.

Cost for participation includes the foundations weekend along with either the adult track or child track weekend. Participants may elect to attend both intervention weekends for a discounted additional price.


  • Child Track Only (Foundations + Child Track weekends) - $850.00
  • Adult Track only (Foundations + Adult Track weekends) - $850.00
  • Additional intervention weekend - $350.00

Early Bird Registration (Register by January 1)

  • Child Track Only (Foundations + Child Track weekends) - $775.00
  • Adult Track only (Foundations + Adult Track weekends) - $775.00
  • Additional intervention weekend - $250.00

Intensive Course Schedule

Note: Each course weekend will run Friday – Sunday, with course instruction taking place from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. on Sunday.

February 1-3, 2013
Weekend 1: Foundations


Morning -- The Complexity of Adaptation to Trauma: An Overview
Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D.

Afternoon -- Developmental Impact of Trauma
Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D.


Morning -- Trauma and Attachment
Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D.

Afternoon -- Trauma, Brain, and Biology
Jim Hopper, Ph.D.


Morning -- Relational Parts Work: A Model of Working with Dissociative Parts
Frances Grossman, Ph.D., ABPP

March 1-3, 2013
Weekend 2: Child Intervention


Morning -- Introduction to the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework
Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D.

Afternoon Integration of improvisation and cooperative games in the treatment of trauma-impacted youth
Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D.


Morning -- Introduction to the Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) model
Elizabeth Warner, Ph.D.

Afternoon -- Play Therapy with Trauma-impacted Children
Michele Henderson, LICSW


Morning -- Applications of Sand Tray treatment for childhood trauma
Robert Aikin, LICSW

March 22-24, 2013
Weekend 3: Adult Intervention


Morning -- The Trauma Center Model for Treatment of Trauma in Adulthood
Frances Grossman, Ph.D., ABPP

Afternoon -- Psychopharmacological Treatment of Trauma: An Overview
Frank Guastella Anderson, M.D.


Morning -- A Narrative Framework for Trauma Treatment
Jodie Wigren, Ph.D.

Afternoon -- Processing of Traumatic Experience
Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D.


Morning Yoga and the Traumatized Body
Dave Emerson, E-RYT

Faculty Bios:
Coming soon!

To enrol in these courses by mail, please be sure to submit both the Registration form as well as payment. To pay online using a credit card and/or PayPal©, please use the links below.

Child Track Only (Foundations + Child Track weekends) $850.00
Adult Track Only (Foundations + Adult Track weekends) $850.00
Additional Intervention weekend $350.00
Early Bird Registration (Register by January 1st):    
Child Track Only (Foundations + Child Track weekends) $775.00
Adult Track Only (Foundations + Adult Track weekends) $775.00
Additional Intervention weekend $250.00 $250.00

WORKSHOP: March 4-5, 2015: Fostering Resilience in Trauma-Impacted Youth and Families: The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Treatment Framework


WORKSHOPS: March 31 - April 3, 2015: ARC and SMART Workshops at the 2015 ATTCH Attachment and Trauma Conference


WORKSHOP: April 13, 2015: Sacred Dissonance: Attending to Client Spirituality and Religiosity in Complex Trauma Treatment


WORKSHOP: April 14 & 15, 2015: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Treatment


Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Certification Program for Yoga Teachers 2015-2016


26th Annual International Trauma Conference, Boston MA, May 27-30, 2015


4th Annual Summer Training Institute, Cape Cod MA, July 20-24, 2015