Story Informed Trauma Therapy
​​​​​​​2024 Winter Online Training

About The Webinar

Do you want to feel more confident, competent, and effective in your therapeutic work with people? Do you want the satisfaction of seeing clients actually improve and experience permanent change, rather than simply providing temporary symptom relief?

Childhood trauma is the single greatest mental health crisis in America. The evidence is clear that adverse childhood experience is the main cause of violence, criminality, drug addiction, alcoholism, promiscuity, depression, anxiety, relational conflicts and other mental health concerns today. 

​​​​​​​Even so, few graduate programs provide specific training on working with trauma and its impact. The result is that often the indicators of traumatic experiences and their impact go overlooked, and subsequently treatment fails to address the real roots of the client’s presenting issues, providing no real lasting change.
In this SITT Training you will learn about:

  • The SITT Therapeutic Process.

    • A comprehensive framework for viewing and understanding the trauma recovery process.

    • A step-by-step roadmap through a proven nine-stage evidence-based recovery model.

    • How to assess client’s presenting needs, case conceptualization, and effective treatment planning.

    • How to identify and evaluate progress markers in your client’s recovery.

    • The therapeutic use of stories, metaphors, modalities, objects and resources that improve treatment effectiveness.

    • How to maximize the limited time you spend with clients and promote learning well beyond the therapeutic hour.

    • How to identify therapist issues which impact treatment including transference, countertransference, therapist history, process dilemmas, and treatment cautions.

    • How to reduce client emergencies, establish and maintain healthy therapeutic boundaries, model healthy living and practice good self-care.

  • Trauma Impact.

    • The features of PTSD and how clients express them in daily life and in the therapeutic process.

    • The common sequelae of complex trauma and key treatment issues critical to the recovery process with suggested interventions.

    • The impact of trauma on memory function and how to support clients in the telling of their stories and processing of their memories.

    • How to help clients with feeling identification, affect regulation, and the grieving process.

    • The motivations, thinking errors, and grooming process of sexual offenders.

    • The impact of childhood trauma on spiritual formation and development with suggested interventions.

  • Training Cost & Schedule

    • $950 - Standard Registration

    • $850 - Provisional Licensed or Registered Interns 

    • $599 - Discounted Tuition for Verified Seminary Students (Email [email protected])

    • $475 - Alumni Review (All alumni receive an email with this discount code.)
      Payment Plans By Request
      Standard Registration: 4 Payments, $250 each.
      Alumni Registration: 2 Payments, $250 each.
      Want a payment plan? Email [email protected]

      This training includes:
      ●  42 CE Eligible hours of online training.
      ●  This event is not pre-recorded. Byron Kehler presents live and takes participant questions. 
      ●  First-time students receive a 175 -age spiral-bound training manual for note taking that will be shipped to you prior to training. Alumni who need to replace their manual can do so for $50, shipping included. Please contact us directly if you need a replacement manual.
      ​​​​​​​●  Access to  archive video files of your training for  reference.​​​​​​​

    • Training is offered in two parts in January 2024.
      Part 1 is Thurs - Saturday, January 4, 5 & 6.
      ​​​​​​​Part 2 is Thurs - Saturday, January 18, 19 & 20.
      10AM -6PM Eastern / 7AM-3PM Pacific, with 1 hour lunch break mid-day.

  • Required Prerequisite

    • In order to take the SITT training, you must complete the 2-day Fundamentals of Trauma course.

    • This training is suitable for therapists who want to continue on with SITT training and any other helper who wants to understand the nature and impact of trauma.

      Info & Registration for Fundamentals of Trauma​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    The Registration Button will take you to a Payment Page. After paying you'll be redirected to a registration page. This page allows you to register for Part 1 of the training. You will register for Part 2 during the live event. Tuition Fees cover all sessions of the training. After paying, when you are redirected to the registration page,  select the option to REGISTER TO ALL DATES.


    Provisional License, Intern, Seminary discounts.

  • Byron Kehler, M.S.


  • Marc Schelske

    Moderator & Producer

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