Progressive Counting (PC)
a PC (progressive counting) training program
An effective, efficient, well tolerated trauma treatment
30 CEs, 12 EMDRIA CEs (optional)
Progressive Counting (PC) is a fairly new research-supported trauma treatment that is effective, efficient, well-tolerated by clients, and relatively easy to master. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for using Progressive Counting with clients of all ages who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. This in-depth training will cover trauma theory, impact of trauma and loss, identification and assessment of traumatized clients, and directly helping clients to manage their symptoms, resolve their trauma/loss memories, and prepare to cope effectively with future challenges.
Participants will be able to:
- Explain how past trauma or loss can lead to ongoing problem behaviors or symptoms.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive trauma-informed treatment plan.
- Teach clients how to control their anxiety, impulsive/acting-out behavior, and other symptoms.
- Help clients to face and work through their trauma/loss memories.
- Problem-solve a challenging case using the trauma treatment framework.
The training program involves lecture, demonstration, and in-class practice. This is an experiential training, and part of the learning is to practice the interventions with other participants. Although participants are always in charge of what they disclose, many individuals have reported that their participation led to facing personal issues. Participants should be mental health professionals (or grad students/interns) with an active psychotherapy caseload. Full documentation can be found here.
Continuing education: Review the information regarding continuing education here. It is important to check with your state board to verify your requirements. Continuing education hours are not available for consultation time, reading requirements, or prerequisites.
This training will qualify as the first step towards Certification in Progressive Counting.
Adult, Teen, or Child Focus
All of the programs listed below provide the standard PC training, and you can attend any with the confidence that you're receiving the PC training. However, there is slight variation from one program to another, reflecting how the trauma-informed therapy approach, featuring PC, is used with clients of different ages. For example, the Child focus includes a child-specific initial interview, and the Teen focus includes a goal-setting motivational interview.
PC/Child Focus was previously called Child & Adolescent Trauma Treatment Intensive.
“It is the VERY BEST PROGRAM that I have attended in my 30 years of work in Mental Health at the Board of Education. The participants felt the same.”
Cristina Casanova, M.Ed.
Citywide Co-ordinator of Professional Staff Development, Board of Education, New York City.
PC/Teen Focus was previously called Treating Problem Behaviors.
"I found the material exceptionally accessible and practical. After attending the training I literally begin using the interventions in my next session. The structure and creativity of this system is transforming my already successful practice treating juvenile sex offenders."
Galyn Forster, MS, LPC
Past President, Oregon Adolescent Sex Offender Treatment Network
Co-Author of Tell It Like It Is: A Resource For Youth In Treatment. Safer Society Press, 1998.
Instructors: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD | Annie Monaco, LCSW-R | Kriss Jarecki, LCSW-R | Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW-R | Nicole Wolasz, LCSW-R | Denise Houston, LPC | Lindsay Farrar, LMHC | Cindy Arnold, LCMHC | Rebecca Chapman, PsyD
Text book (included):
- For adult focus: Greenwald, R. (2013). Progressive Counting Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment. NY: Routledge.
- For teen focus: Greenwald, R. (2009). Treating Problem Behaviors. NY: Routledge.
- For child focus: Greenwald, R. (2005). Child Trauma Handbook. NY: Haworth.
Time to completion: Normally, you'll complete your PC training with your group, as scheduled. However, if you should miss one or more days, you'll have a year from the first class session to make it up. Up to an additional year may be allowed in exceptional circumstances, and with the approval of TI & CTI.
Summer 2021 - ONLINE (Adult + Child Focus)
August 30-September 3, 2021; October 12, December 6. All days are 9:00-5:00 Eastern time unless otherwise specified. Note that participants outside the USA will receive electronic versions of the materials, or pay extra for shipping for the hard copies. Instructor: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD.
Registration for this training is now over.
Spring 2022 - ONLINE (Adult + Child Focus)
March 21-24, April 25, May 16. All days are 9:00-5:00 Eastern time unless otherwise specified. Note that participants outside the USA will receive electronic versions of the materials, or pay extra for shipping for the hard copies. Instructor: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD. or other faculty. Registration open until March 21, 2022.
Summer 2022 - ONLINE (Adult + Child Focus)
August 29 - September 2, 2022; October 24-26. 2021; December 6, 2022. All days are 9:00-5:00 Eastern time unless otherwise specified. Note that participants outside the USA will receive electronic versions of the materials, or pay extra for shipping for the hard copies. Instructor: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD. or other faculty. Registration open until August 29, 2022.
Special Needs: Requests to local sponsor/registrar for special accommodations.
Otherwise, only closed trainings are scheduled (e.g. for an agency). To schedule a training for your group, contact the Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute.
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