Self-Guided Certificate

Trauma Counselling and Support


This program gives participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively support people who have experienced trauma.

The road to trauma recovery is complex and challenging, strewn with potential obstacles that counsellors may find overwhelming. Evidence-based counselling approaches are needed to navigate this road and guide a person safely along it. This program provides a variety of strategies for trauma counselling. Participants will learn skills for establishing safety and self-regulation, dealing with flashbacks and other post-traumatic symptoms, healing through body-oriented strategies, and promoting resilience.

Elective workshops:

Elective workshops make up the additional hours of training you need to reach 60 hours. These can be chosen from CTRI’s in-personlive virtual, or on-demand workshops. Suggested elective workshops to complete this certificate are: Crisis Response Planning, Suicide Intervention Skills, and Walking with Grief. You can find all our available workshop topics here.

How It Works

Use this certificate for continuing education credit hours, as additional training, or to place on a resume as supplementary training. Our workshops have been formally approved through a number of different associations which are listed on our continuing education credits page.

Step 1

There is a $100.00 CAD registration fee. You will then register and pay for each workshop individually (both core and elective).

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Step 2

Register for and attend 60 credit hours of core and elective workshops. You are responsible for organizing your registration for these workshops.


Step 3

All 60 hours of workshops must be completed within five years of registering for the certificate. We will track your progress and award the certificate upon completion. Our in-person, live virtual, and on-demand workshops can all be counted toward the program.



$100 Registration Fee + Cost of all workshops*

*The total cost will vary depending on your workshop selections.


Live Virtual & In-Person Workshops

On-Demand Workshops



  • Early rate (register at least three weeks before a live virtual or in-person workshop to receive approximately 10% off)
  • Group discount (orders containing 4+ registrations for live virtual or in-person workshops will automatically receive a 5% discount)
  • University or 65+ discount (contact us to learn how to receive an additional discount on workshops)

Have Questions?

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Kloe Mak
Certificate Program
[email protected]
204-452-9199 ext. 106

Additional Information

We will apply any CTRI workshops you have attended within the last five years (proof of participation may be required). Upon registration, please contact Kloe Mak at [email protected] if you have retroactive attendance you would like applied towards your certificate.

Please complete your current certificate program before registering for a second certificate.

Please note:
*Webinars cannot be applied to the certificate program
*Workshops taken through other organizations cannot be applied to the certificate program

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