Trauma Education (Day 1-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano Livestream on 4-5 and 11-12 May 2023 for Eastern USA and Canada or regions in the EDT timezone (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-4). The livestream is between 9am-5pm. (Other US time zones are welcome to participate including PDT 6am-2pm, MDT 7am-3pm, CDT 8am-4pm).
This highly interactive four-day livestream program is intended for mental health professionals in Eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec) and Eastern United States (where the time zone is EDT or UTC -4) including Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.
Registration is open to practicing graduate counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, medical practitioners, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and psychotherapists.
The content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations. The techniques will be immediately useful and effective for your clinical practice. The full four-day program attracts 38 trauma-focused professional development hours, or the first two-days attracts 15 trauma-focused professional development hours.
There is a difference in the best-practice treatment for PTSD (Day 1-2) vs Complex PTSD (Day 3-4). This program synthesises practical approaches from several modalities that are publishing positive outcomes for these clients and presents them using actual cases that will underpin your clinical practice in traumatology. The program will explain when exposure-based interventions are indicated and appropriate, and when other therapeutic needs must be addressed first, and how to meet these needs.
Day 1-2 is dedicated to treating PTSD clients utilising a cognitive behavioural approach. Day 3-4 is dedicated to the treatment of Complex PTSD (survivors of child abuse and neglect/ developmental trauma/prolonged interpersonal trauma) utilising the phase-based approach and incorporating current experiential techniques showing promising results with this population; drawn from Emotion Focused Therapy for trauma, Metacognitive Therapy, Schema Therapy, Attachment pathology treatment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Following Day 4 is an optional Trauma Case Study Group (included in your fee) and its purpose is to apply the skills presented in your Day 1-4 training to real cases and improve your ability to formulate a treatment plan with trauma clients.
Please note that you are required to attend Day 1-2 (Treating PTSD) before attending Day 3-4 (Treating Complex Trauma), as essential material is covered in the first workshop and not repeated in the second. The programs work together and while people may choose to do the first but not the second; they don’t work the other way around.
You can participate in the Day 1-4 livestream from anywhere using a tablet, laptop or desktop and you need a constant internet speed of at least 15Mbps for 8 hours per day. A laptop with a built-in microphone and camera is highly recommended. Leah Giarratano will present the livestream from her home and you will be able to participate via text, audio and/or camera. Each livestream session will be between 1.5 and 2 hours in duration with three 15-30 minute breaks during the day (for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).
Please note that you must be registered by 4 April 2023 in order to participate in the livestream program to allow sufficient time for your printed materials to be delivered by international express post. Late registrations will not be accepted and our printed materials are not available electronically.
About the author
Leah Giarratano is a registered Australian doctoral-level clinical psychologist with vast clinical and teaching expertise in traumatology, working in this area in since 1995 across many trauma populations and utilising several treatment modalities. She is the author of seven books covering the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma and the application of CBT. Her Treating PTSD program has been offered to mental health professionals since 1996 and her Treating Complex Trauma program has been offered since 2013.
This program is also available globally as an engaging, self-paced online program over four months commencing February, April, July and October or as a self-paced online, on-demand over four months. We also offer Livestreams in Australian, New Zealand and United Kingdom Time Zones. Full details and listings are available at