Become A Certified Trauma-Informed-Coach

No matter what type of clients you work with, trauma has become more and more prevalent in coaching sessions. As the mental health crisis continues to grow, more people are looking for ways to heal from trauma —especially integrating their faith in the recovery process.

Trauma directly impacts functioning across all aspects of life. Because of this need, we have created a Trauma-Informed Care Coaching Certification to help train life coaches to better respond to and support those who have experienced any form of trauma.

We believe that anyone in ministry should have a basic understanding of trauma and its effect on mental, physical, social, and spiritual well-being.

Trauma-Informed Coaching

Certification

Trauma-Informed Coaching 101 | 201

27 CE Credits • IBCC Certification

total cost is $235.00 with scholarship & fees

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Course 1 - FOUNDATIONS AND APPLICATIONS OF TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE
TIC 101: Foundations and Applications of Trauma-Informed Care
Presenter
Course Lessons
Recognizing Trauma: How to Respond and Help Jennifer Ellers, M.A.
Becoming a Safe Listener: Core Listening Skills and Responses to Trauma Frederica Brooks Davis, Psy.D.
The Neurobiology of Trauma Shannae Anderson, Ph.D.
Complex Trauma: Core Issues and Trauma Bonds Shannon Wolf, Ph.D.
Shame, Blame, and Redemption Curt Thompson, M.D.
Childhood Trauma, Families and Generational Influence Paul Bernard, Ph.D.
Grief and Trauma: Understanding the Connection David Jenkins, Psy.D. 
Trauma, Mental Health Disorders and Addiction Warren Kinghorn, M.D.
Sexual Trauma and Violence Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. 
Vicarious Trauma Jennifer Ellers, M.A. and Kevin Ellers, D.Min. 
The Antidote to Trauma: Attachment Bonds and Safe Relationships Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.
Surviving and Thriving: Overcoming a Victim Mindset Leslie Vernick, M.A.
The Church as a Healing Community  Diane Langberg, Ph.D. 
Multicultural Sensitivity in Trauma-informed Care Frederica Brooks Davis, Psy.D.
Moving On: Creating a Better Life and Tomorrow Georgia Shaffer, M.A.
Course 2 - Critical Issues and Skill Development in Trauma-informed Care and Coaching
TIC 201: Critical Issues and Skill Development in Trauma-Informed Care and Coaching
Presenter
Course Lessons
Trauma-informed Coaching: Scope and Practice Roles and Issues Dina Jones, M.A.
Making Connections: Building Rapport Winning Trust with Trauma Survivors Jennifer Ellers, M.A.   
The Role of Forgiveness in Communication and Enforcing of Clear Boundaries Christy Johnson, MBA
Trauma Recovery Coaching: Core Lifestyle Practices for Recovery Jennifer Ellers, M.A. and Kevin Ellers, D.Min.
Trauma-informed Coaching Ethics, Function and Referral Dina Jones, M.A.
Post-traumatic Growth Coaching Techniques Georgia Shaffer, M.A.
Coaching Family Members of Trauma Survivors: Building a Path Forward Jeff Mattson, M.A., and Terra Mattson, M.A. 
Trauma-informed Couples Coaching Chuck Elliott, M.A., and Ashley Elliott, M.S.
Trauma-informed Group Coaching Georgia Shaffer, M.A.
Culturally Competent Trauma-informed Coaching Mark Crear, Ph.D.
Trauma-informed Coaching: Engagement and Application Dina Jones, M.A., Jennifer Ellers, M.A., Kevin Ellers, D.Min,, andChristy Johnson, MBA 
Preventing Burnout, Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Self Care Strategies Kevin Ellers, D.Min.

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“Without question, trauma has become one of the most significant issues facing the church for the foreseeable future. We need an army of coaches­ in churches and communities – those who God has given natural gifts and talents to, to offer help, hope and guidance to those in need!”

Dr. Tim Clinton

President, American Association of Christian Counselors

WHAT IS A Trauma-Informed Coach?

A trauma-informed coach is a professional who incorporates principles and practices of trauma-informed care into their coaching approach. Trauma-informed coaching recognizes the widespread impact of trauma on individuals and aims to create a safe and supportive environment for clients who may have experienced trauma.
 
Coaches help clients develop a healthy balance in life, give guidance in decision making, offer support in navigating mental health difficulties, and assistance in establishing a recovery plan. Coaches help clients find ways to obtain and maintain stability, manage difficult symptoms, rebuild relationships, and find a purpose for living. Coaches also help clients find resources for professional care and treatment, family support, and education.

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A Trauma-Informed Coach?

The role of a trauma-informed coach involves providing support, guidance, and empowerment to individuals who have experienced trauma, recognizing and responding to the potential impact of trauma on their well-being.
 
Life coaches with trauma-informed training are unlike licensed mental health care providers in that coaches do not diagnose, offer professional care or treatment for mental health difficulties and disorders. Coaches support any positive change, helping persons in professional care to manage symptoms, build support for recovery, and work on life goals such as relationships, work, and education. Trauma-informed coaching is action-oriented with an emphasis on improving one’s present life and reaching goals for the future.
 
Life coaches with trauma-informed training use a partnership model wherein the client is considered to be the expert on his or her life, the one who decides what is worth doing, while the coach provides expertise in supporting successful change. Coaching from a trauma-informed background focuses on achieving any goals important to the client, not just recovery-related goals. Coaching from a trauma-informed background emphasizes honoring values and making principle-based decisions, creating a clear plan of action, and using current strengths to reach future goals. The coach provides accountability to help the client stay on track.

Faculty

JENNIFER CISNEY ELLERS, MA

JENNIFER CISNEY ELLERS, MA

Professional counselor, life coach, mediator, trainer and author

Georgia Shaffer, MA

Georgia Shaffer, MA

Licensed psychologist, PCC credentialed life coach

FREDRICA BROOKS-DAVIS, PSY.D.

FREDRICA BROOKS-DAVIS, PSY.D.

Professional counselor, life coach, mediator, trainer and author

DINA JONES, M.A.

DINA JONES, M.A.

Professional counselor, life coach, and author

DIANE LANGBERG, PH.D.

DIANE LANGBERG, PH.D.

Globally recognized for her 45 years of clinical work with trauma victims

CURT THOMPSON, M.D.

CURT THOMPSON, M.D.

Psychiatrist, speaker and author

SHANNAE ANDERSON, PH.D.

SHANNAE ANDERSON, PH.D.

Professor of Counseling, Department Chair in the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies, in the School of Behavioral Sciences, at Liberty University.

MARK CREAR, PH.D.

MARK CREAR, PH.D.

Therapist, coach, consultant and motivational speaker