Arizona Trauma Institute’s foundational values for training and consultation are:

  • Maintain a humane and professional approach
  • Address culture specific concerns
  • Identify ways to appropriately enter complex environments with conditions that may be insecure
  • Help recipients face both short and long-term challenges caused by trauma
  • Provide curriculum that is designed to be the best fit for those being trained and the population that is being served.

Arizona Trauma Institute’s core elements for training and consultation are:

  • Competence in listening and other communication skills
  • Assessment
  • Strategies and interventions that reduce distress
  • Evaluation of the situation and the ability for an intervention to be effective.
  • Methods of problem solving
  • Practices that increase intervention effectiveness
  • Reduction of somatic pain
  • Building on current skill sets using available resources and collaboration
  • Encouragement of the establishment for on-going supervision
  • Introduction of self-care and awareness of resiliency support
  • Regularly updated through feedback and monitoring of outcomes 

Arizona Trauma Institute believes that to be a great professional, knowledge is not enough. Our curriculum is designed to help mental health professionals intervene more effectively by applying what you learn in our lectures to a hands-on clinical. The clinical will help translate the information you received during the lecture and apply it to an everyday setting. When you leave our training, you will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to handle real-world situations when they arise. 

Arizona Trauma Institute trains clients in the following areas:

  • Clinical skill development for counselors and therapists in the treatment of trauma for families and children
  • Clinical skill development for counselors and therapists in the treatment of trauma for adults and couples
  • Promoting organizational structure and management that are trauma sensitive
  • Structuring treatment to work more effectively using best practice models
  • Empowerment and Resiliency Treatment Structure (Rhoton and Gentry, 2013)
  • Promoting broader knowledge of the physiological and neurobiological aspects of trauma.
  • Strengths assessment and resiliency support
  • Trauma’s impact on attachment and family dynamics
  • Foster and adoptive parent education
  • Using trauma informed approaches to education, juvenile justice, and child protective services.
  • Trauma Sensitive clinical supervision
  • Trauma Sensitive assessment strategies
  • Building resiliency and post trauma growth


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