Robert Rhoton Psy D., LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S.

CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute, LLC


Robert.rhoton@aztrauma.org

Dr. Robert Rhoton, CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute and President at the Trauma Institute International possesses a rich history of experience in the mental health field. Dr. Rhoton has supervised multiple outpatient clinics, juvenile justice programs, and intensive outpatient substance abuse programs for adolescents, day treatment programs for youth and children, adult offender programs and child and family therapeutic services. Dr. Rhoton served as president of the Arizona Trauma Therapy Network from 2010 through 2012. Dr. Rhoton was a Professor at Ottawa University in the Behavioral Sciences and Counseling Department whose primary interests were training counselors to work with traumagenic family dynamics, child and family trauma, and non-egoic models of treatment. Dr. Rhoton is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and collaborates and consults with numerous Arizona agencies fine tuning their understanding of trauma and the impact of developmental trauma on the individual and family. Dr. Rhoton works internationally with organizations to improve the delivery of trauma treatment services.

Dr. Rhoton’s most recent publications are:

  • (2021) Trauma Competency for the 21st Century: A Salutogenic “Active ingredients” approach to treatment
  • (2020) Trauma-Informed Organizational Certificate Program: The Journey to becoming an ascending organization and leader.
  • (2019) Transformative Care: A Trauma-Focused Approach to Caregiving
  • July 2017 Journal of Counseling and Development titled; Trauma Competency: An Active Ingredients Approach to Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.