Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
- My video won't play. What can I do?
- I didn't receive my written material package when I received my access.
- What is the best way to view the video presentations?
- How do I sign up for an account?
- Do I need internet access to view the distance learning?
- I prefer attending certifications onsite. Do you still offer those options?
- My link won't work. What can I do?
- What payment options do I have for certification?
- How long will I have access to the distance learning certification?
- What if I have clinical or training related questions regarding the distance learning I just watched?
- Where does the distance learning information come from?
- Do I have to watch the video in one sitting?
- If I want to continue learning more about a specific topic, where can I start?
- How do I receive my certification?
My video won't play. What can I do?
We have encoded our videos to ensure they are compatible with most video software running on both PC and Mac. Unfortunately, complications do arise with the diversity of computers, smartphones, and tablets out there. Having the videos playing inside your browser windows requires specific browser plug-ins to interact with the online media.
Any program able to read the (INSERT CODEX) file format would be able to play the videos. If you do not own any video software, we suggest using Quicktime ( A free download from Apple.com ). Try updating your browser and any video software programs you have, restart your computer and try to load the Distance Learning page again.
I didn't receive my written material package when I received my access.
For your convenience, we have placed a downloadable link for all the written materials on the Distance Learning page.
All material are formatted in PDF and can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader ( A free download from Adobe.com ).
What is the best way to view the video presentations?
We suggest finding a quite place that you find comfortable and lends itself to note taking. We have broken the Distance Learning videos up into digestible parts and suggest taking short breaks between videos for note taking, forum posting, refilling a beverage, or a quick stretch.
The videos have been calibrated best for full screen viewing while using headphones.
How do I sign up for an account?
Signing up for an account is easy. At the bottom of any of our pages, you can find a large "Login/Register" button. After clicking the button you will be prompted to ether login using an existing account or to create a new account. Currently, logging into an existing account is the default setting. To create a new account, click the blue "Register" at the top and enter your information.
Do I need internet access to view the Distance Learning?
Yes. The Distance Learning materials are all stored on the Attachment and Treatment Centre for Healing's website which requires an internet connection to view. To ensure the integrity and to provide access to the latest revisions of the materials, downloading the Distance Learning videos is not an option at this time.
I prefer attending certifications onsite. Do you still offer those options?
Of course. Our onsite certifications are constantly being arranged and updated on our Trauma Certification and Custom Training sites located at the top of any of our pages.
My link won't work. What can I do?
If you find that you can't access one of our Distance Learning pages:
- Ensure you have a stable internet connection
- Confirm that you have logged in to the same account in which your payment specified access
- Please allow sometime to grant access to the page after payment has been given ( Around less than twenty four hours )
- Certify that the page you are trying to access is the same page specified in your payment
What payment options do I have for certification?
Currently, we are accepting online payments through PayPal, or E-Transfer. In person, we are accepting cash, or cheques.
Please feel free to contact us with special circumstances if those payments are unavailable to you.
How long will I have access to the distance learning certification?
Your account login will have access to the Distance Learning page for 30 calendar days ( Starting from the day granted access, not day of payment ).
What if I have clinical or training related questions regarding the Distance Learning I just watched?
It is our goal to merge the in-class style of question and answers with the convenience of Distance Learning. To aid this, we have created forums at the bottom of every video in which we encourage discussion among the viewers. The forums will be monitored by staff and if questions arise regarding the clinical or training viewed, we will try to answer them in a timely manner.
Where does the distance learning information come from?
The Distance Learning media comes from the onsite, in class training provided by Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing. These sessions are held frequently on a range of different subjects. For more information, feel free to contact us or visit our Trauma Certification and Custom Training sites.
Do I have to watch the video in one sitting?
By no means are you expected to watch all the videos in one sitting, and in fact, are encouraged not to. Some of the Distance Learning topics are held over several days and in class sessions are subject to several breaks throughout the sessions. These breaks are to encourage mindfulness, comfort, and some down time to process the learning at hand.
If I want to continue learning more about a specific topic, where can I start?
We would suggest reviewing the topics already offered in our Distance Learning archives, our onsite Trauma Certification and Custom Training, and check any of the forum posts for supplementary readings and discussion. Feel free to contact us at reception@ATTCH.org if you have further questions.
How do I receive my certification?
Different training have different completion requirements. For the workshops offered, certificates of completion will be mailed to the address provided during registration and payment.
What is the difference between the CTIP and CTIC certification streams?
The Certified Trauma Integration Practitioner (CTIP) stream is geared towards any individual with an interest in becoming trauma-informed. This could include front-line professionals, teachers, parents / caregivers, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents, doctors, those working in developmental, community justice and court services etc to name a few. Attendance in this program has been quite broad with respect to background. We have also had many therapists attend this training, however it should be noted that this is not a clinically focused training but rather provides information we consider to be foundational for understanding and learning how to support individuals who have experienced trauma at a basic level. Please note that day 1 and 2 of both the CTIP and CTIC stream are very similar, but it is day 2 of the CTIC that really delves into clinical applications of trauma-specific care. Participants learn how to take the foundational knowledge provided in day 1 and put it into practice in accordance with best practice trauma treatment approaches. Also some of the supplementary workshops are specifically designed for clinicians so access to these workshops is limited to those in the CTIC stream.
What is the content of the core training?
Clinical Trauma Integration Training - Core 2 Day Training Content:
Day 1 Understanding the Foundations of Trauma and Attachment (same training for CTIP and CTIC program, examples are just different according to audience)
Day 2 Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation (CTIC stream only)
with presenter Lori Gill, Founder and Lead Trauma Therapist, Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing
The fields of attachment and trauma research and intervention are growing rapidly. It is apparent that this is an area all clinicians can benefit from training in as it crosses all sectors and populations in some manner. However, we know that it can be difficult to keep up with all of the readings and resources. As this is our area of specialization, let us share what we have learned through our literature and research reviews and what we have effectively put into practice with you in an engaging and practical manner. This comprehensive two-day training will provide insight into current trauma, attachment, and neuroscience research ensuring an understanding of critical information and best practice strategies for working with trauma. This training will also help you to enhance your clinical skills and learn how you can add trauma regulation and attachment healing strategies to your repertoire.
Day 2 will focus on putting it into practice. Through this training participants will learn how to make historical connections, complete initial assessments, and formulate trauma-informed treatment planning. Participants will learn about phase-based treatment of complex trauma and review of best practice and evidence-based approaches will also be experienced.
Upon completion of training participants will have a strong understanding of:
- What it means to be trauma-informed at an organization, service system and societal level
- Core principles, guiding values and common language of trauma-informed care
- Understanding what is helpful vs. what is harmful
- The difference between trauma-informed and trauma-specific services
- Understanding top-down, bottom-up and integrative trauma treatment modalities
The Neuroscience of Trauma, Addictions, Mental Health and Violence
- How stress and trauma affect the brain, body and behaviour
- The role of attachment in self-regulation and the capacity for relationship
- The impact of attachment injuries on child development and adult health outcomes
- Attachment dynamics in health care and human services work
- The connection between trauma, addictions and violence
- The importance of worker self-regulation and self-care in providing attunement, therapeutic presence and co-regulation for clients and in mitigating the effects of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
- Why trauma is a sensory experience
- Recognizing the signs of emotional and physical dysregulation
- Integration and how this relates to emotional and physiological regulation
- The use of sensory approaches to promote regulation and integration
Boundaries, Self-Compassion, and Healthy Relationships
- How trauma disrupts our boundaries and how we can learn to establish healthy boundaries
- Addressing unmet needs
- Shifting from false refuges to those that provide effective regulation
- The importance of self-compassion for forming and maintaining healthy relationships
- Differentiating intimacy from abuse
Both trainings are rich with research, practical examples, case studies, experiential activities, and opportunities for self-reflection.
Learning Objectives - Upon completion participants will have a thorough understanding of:
- the foundations of trauma and attachment
- how trauma and attachment impact the brain, body, and behaviour
- emotional regulation and dysregulation
- how to promote regulation through sensory intervention and grounding strategies
- how to promote integration through regulation
- evidence-based and best practice approaches to trauma intervention
- practical strategies relevant to certification stream and training level
Trainings are rich with practical examples and exercises to help synthesize the material of focus. Core trainings are customized for the various streams and levels to allow for relevant training and intervention strategies. For supplemental trainings a wide variety of enhancement options are offered in areas such as energy based practices, somatic approaches, art and play therapy, meditation, mindfulness etc.
What other requirements are there beyond training workshops to complete certification?
To ensure the integrity of this certification program all levels and training streams include the following components:
- supplementary trainings (4 for CTIP, 6 for CTIC)
- background readings
- case consultation for CTIP / clinical supervision for CTIC
- examination (threshold of 80% required for certification)
- 1 year time frame to become certified
- annual training to maintain current in best practice approaches
What are the class sizes like for in-person and online trainings?
We strive to keep our in-person certification trainings small (generally under 10 people). Lori likes to get to know the participants and customize the content / case examples according to their roles. Online trainings do not have limit to the number of participants as they will be completing their training at their own pace at various times.