top of page

Essential TraumaFundamentals

Ten Fundamental Trauma Competencies For Treating Traumatic Stress


MAY 3-5, 2024

9:00 AM-5:30 PM MDT

May 1-3, 2024
9:00am-5:30 pm MST

Benefits of Webinar

  • Increase the efficacy of powerful trauma treatment modalities.

  • Move from trauma-informed to trauma-competent.

  • Move sessions from trauma content (the events) to trauma processing (what happens inside) because of the events more quickly.

  • Reduce client resistance and overwhelm by decreasing time gathering the client's trauma history.

  • Reduce imposter syndrome and increase confidence working with traumatic stress.

  • Reduce provider vicarious trauma and burnout.

  • Clarify your values, beliefs, and positive regard for clients experiencing traumatic stress.

  • Earn a certificate in Basic Trauma Competencies.

21 ce's**


What You Will Learn

The three core competencies- knowledge, skill, and provider attitudes- are pivotal in facilitating the treatment of trauma survivors and the healing process.


These core competencies explore the etiology of trauma, therapeutic skills, and interventions designed to alleviate emotional, somatic, cognitive, and relational distress arising from trauma. They emphasize the practitioner's attitudes towards trauma, which are vital to treating traumatic stress effectively.


This foundational knowledge can empower providers utilizing advanced trauma-informed modalities such as EMDR, Brainspotting, IFS, ACT, and Somatic Experiencing with greater efficacy, thereby enhancing their ability to support survivors on their path to recovery.

Essential Trauma Competenciespg2.png


The 10 Fundamentals

  • Fundamental #1 Etiology of Trauma.

  • Fundamental #2 Clear Definition of Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress

  • Fundamental #3 Normalizing trauma-related reactions and responses.

  • Fundamental #4 The trauma survivor’s body, brain, and nervous system.

  • Fundamental #5 The trauma survivors’ disorganized system.

  • Fundamental #6 Comprehensive assessment for exploring traumatic experiences.

  • Fundamental #7 Trauma competent skills and interventions.

  • Fundamental #8 The therapeutic relationship and attunement with trauma survivors.

  • Fundamental #9 Therapists self-awareness, healing, and regulated nervous system.

  • Fundamental #10 Post-traumatic growth and positive expectancy.


Melanie T. Twite, MA LCPC

Melanie Twite, MA, LCPC, is a Licensed Counselor in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and Texas. She is a registered Supervisor, National Board-Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Brainspotting Practitioner and Consultant. Melanie completed her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at George Fox University in 2005. Her professional journey includes diverse experiences in community mental health, adjunct professor roles at George Fox and Northwest Nazarene Universities, and Conference Presente. In 2011, she established her private practice, Remedy Counseling, in Meridian, Idaho, where she specializes in treating complex trauma, religious trauma, betrayal trauma, and recovery from toxic relationships.  

As a clinician, Melanie is committed to learning and providing cutting-edge brain and body-based modalities to help her clients recover and heal from the effects of traumatic stress. She shares that same dedication.  as a trainer, encouraging practitioners to deepen their knowledge of trauma and the effects of traumatic stress and enhance their skills and feelings of competence in treating trauma survivors.


I want to join the webinar,
Sign me up!

bottom of page