Integrative Psychotherapy Trauma Certificate Program


September 2017 thru May 2018

This 9-month certificate program for licensed mental health providers integrates EMDR Therapy with a somatic therapy, the Trauma Resiliency Model® (TRM). Two specialized certificate programs are offered that provide advanced psychotherapy skills for working with those with complex trauma and dissociation. TRM® is based on the biology of resilience and focuses on how to restore balance to the body and the mind after traumatic experiences. TRM® is research-informed and named a promising practice by the Department of Defense. Somatic work combined with EMDR Therapy are powerful tools that can be integrated into any therapists’ practice. EMDR Therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy for trauma. These trainings are offered by recognized experts in trauma treatment. Upon program completion, participants will receive a Certificate in Integrative Trauma Psychotherapy from Fairfield University as well as certificates of completion for Basic Training in EMDR from EMDRIA and for TRM® from the Trauma Resource Institute.

Each training includes 5 hours of post-training consultation by zoom and space is limited to 30 participants; if you are already EMDR trained, you can sign up for the TRM® trainings only. A half-day refresher (mornings only) EMDR training without practica offered at 1⁄2 price for those already EMDR trained. 8:30 am-5pm for all classes.


Basic Training EMDR Therapy, Part 2

January 13-15, 2018

Cost: $700

Refresher EMDR (1/2 day): $300

25 CEUs

Basic Training in EMDR Therapy, Part 1

September 23-25, 2017

Cost: $700

Refresher EMDR (1/2 day): $300

25 CEUs


Trauma Resilience Model® Part 2

April 7-9, 2018

Cost: $700

18.5 CEUs

Trauma Resilience Model® Part 1

November 3-5, 2017

Cost: $700

18.5 CEUs


Click below to register for any portion of this program through Fairfield University.

*25% discount for those who sign up for all 4 workshops (EMDR Part 1 & 2 plus TRM Part 1 & 2).

These workshops are partially funded by the George Link Foundation and offered at this discounted fee for those who work with veterans or their families.



Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and EMDR Institute Regional Trainer. She is Faculty, EMDR Senior Consultant and Trainer at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies’ Integrative Trauma Program. Karen is an Trauma Recovery/Humanitarian Assistance Program Trainer, an EMDRIA Approved Provider of EMDR Basic Training and a Specialty Topics Presenter. She is recognized for her post-Katrina ‘Therapy for Therapists” project which provided EMDR treatment to therapists who were themselves survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Karen is also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy. She has been in practice for 25 years with 15 years of providing EMDR treatment.

Elaine Miller Karas, LCSW is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Trauma Resource Institute and adjunct faculty at Loma Linda University’s School of Social Work and Social Ecology. She is the author Building Resilience to Trauma: The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models. Elaine is the co-founder and co-developer of the Trauma Resiliency Model® and has taught this model and the Community Resiliency Model® in Haiti, China, Mexico, Kenya, Nepal, Germany, South Africa, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Tanzania, Rwanda, Turkey and the Philippines.

Kate Wheeler, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN is a Professor of Nursing at Fairfield University and the coordinator of the psychiatric nurse practitioner program. Kate specializes in trauma in her private practice and is an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approved Consultant and Trainer. She is a psychoanalyst and has been EMDR certified since 2001. She is a past EMDRIA board member, president, and advisory director. Kate has served as a consultant on numerous EMDR research projects in the past 10 years and has published a number of research studies on EMDR with other colleagues and is on the editorial board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research.



To learn more, contact:

Dr. Kate Wheeler, Ph.D. APRN, FAAN


Fairfield University

203-254-4000 ext. 2708

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