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Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP)

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 – Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

8:30am – 4:30pm

Arizona Trauma Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6677. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Trauma Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

CE Hours Awarded: 18

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Course Description

Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP) is a three day training designed to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes by approaching child and youth trauma from a family base.  Learn how to capture the resources of a family to improve care create greater safety and stability for families.  This approach not only improves the life of a child, but changes the dynamic of an entire family.

There is increasing evidence that child focused trauma therapy will be more effective if the caregiving system is engaged in the treatment process.  It is difficult to help a child be more stable that the environment that they are living within.  This program is designed to help the clinician more effectively support and encourage families and other caregivers to be involved in the process of helping children recover from trauma.  There are many counselors that desire to be more effective in working with traumatized children and families but find it challenging and uncomfortable to have discussion with families about trauma, and often feel awkward and then avoid doing so by overly focusing on the child.  This increases the time the child is in services and can erode clinical confidence in promoting recovery and healing for trauma.  Young children are exposed to traumatic stressors at an increasing rate in today’s society making it essential that clinicians have the skills necessary to help children and families navigate and recovery from these troubling experiences.

This course meets the educational requirements to apply for the CERTIFIED FAMILY TRAUMA PROFESSIONAL (CFTP).  This is a certification issued by the International Association of Trauma Professionals.  

This course meets the educational requirements for The Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family (CCTS-F) certification available through the Trauma Institute International.

Learning objectives

  • Using the physiology of the body to explain dysfunction and traumatic family patterns the participant will have greater capacity to create safety and stabilize families.

  • Assess and execute treatment that reduces the impact of Traumagenesis in families.

  • Explain how trauma from a family prospective is more about Traumagenesis that focused of specific events.

  • Define the part of the brain and nervous system that create trauma and change family dynamics.

  • Be able to explain and use the concept of sympathetic system dominance to identify trauma reactions and mitigations.

  • List the elements that are tied to aversive childhood experiences that create lifelong impact on people and families.

  • Explain the process that trauma is created and maintained in families

  • Recognize and state the environmental activators for trauma reactive adaptions

  • Explain the process of adaption and change that creates problematic behaviors and dysfunctional family dynamics.

  • List the stages of safety building for family based trauma treatment

  • List and explain the International Association of Trauma Professionals trauma treatment structure.

  • Assess family dynamics from a traumageneic prospective

  • Be able to understand and explain the primary models of family based treatment for trauma.






CE Credits

Credits listed below are for full attendance of the live training.  Attendees will sign in upon arrival and after lunch.  At the end of the training, attendees will be given an evaluation to complete.  After completing the evaluation attendees will receive a certificate of completion for the training.

Arizona Trauma Institute does not issue partial certificates of completion.

NOTE: Credits do not include time for breaks or lunch.

CE Hours Awarded: 18




Training Presenter

Camea has spent over 15 years working with Children and Families in a vast range of settings both locally and abroad. After completing a Bachelor of Science at ASU, Camea spent 10 years abroad studying and working. During this time, she completed a MSc in Psychoanalytic Development Psychology at the Anna Freud Center/University College London including a dissertation in Sensory Integration Therapy and Tactile and Vestibular Processing Disorder. During this training Camea was trained by leaders in attachment and infant development including Dr. Peter Fonagy and Mary Target. She later completed a Graduate Diploma in the Application of Arts in Therapy and Education and an additional Graduate Diploma in Child Counselling using the Expressive Arts at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education London. As a part of this training Camea had the chance to work with the Child Center for Mental Health and participating in specialty training with leaders in the expressive arts as well as Sir Richard Bowlby, Dr. Dan Hughes, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Bruce Perry, and many others. She completed clinical training and supervision in the Expressive Arts with Dr. Margot Sunderland and the Helping Where It Hurts program which puts expressive arts therapists in inner city London schools. Camea is trained in the use of all 7 Expressive Arts modalities and has completed her own experiential work in each modality. Camea is has completed the taught portion of her PhD in Psychology with an emphasis on Cognition and Instruction, she is currently completing her dissertation work with Foster Parents and the relationship between Interoception, Attachment and Parenting Stress.

Professionally Camea has worked in a variety of setting including adolescent shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, schools and specialty projects targeting physical and sexualized trauma. Additionally, she has a led a specialty project and professional steering group for Young Carers in inner city London, served as the Child Development Specialist and Lead trainer for Baby Sensory in the USA, and more recently developed and led Executive Functioning training for Executive Functioning coaches in the Valley. For over two years Camea has worked as a Trauma Therapist in a local specialty service targeting children and families that have experienced sexual abuse. Camea specializes in work with very young children and their families and has extensive experience with early developmental trauma and attachment based therapy using the expressive arts and sensory based modalities. She also has used play and the arts to develop a unique approach to the development of Executive Function in children who have experienced trauma. Camea uses her eclectic and wide range of international training and clinical experience to deliver dynamic and experiential training exclusively for Arizona Trauma Institute.

Event Location

Arizona Trauma Institute, 49 S. Sycamore Street, Ste. 2
Mesa, AZ, 85202

Event Fees

$ 265.00
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