Professional Services

The Chicago Center for Integration and Healing offers programs designed for therapists at all levels of experience, with flexible time commitments and financial options.

The treatment of trauma can be both intense and rewarding work. It means sitting with the deepest of human wounds while trusting in the incredible human capacity to heal. CCIH believes that the work of establishing a healing environment for our clients must be done in a supportive community of our peers.

Our programs offer therapists the opportunity to join CCIH’s professional community, deepen into their work with trauma, and stay up to date on current research and thinking about attachment, trauma, complex trauma (C-PTSD) and dissociation.

All training programs are guided by CCIH’s four essential concepts. We welcome therapists of all racial identities, gender identities, and sexual orientations to join our professional community.


Our Essential Concepts

Integrated Approach

No single model can treat all of human experience and suffering. We believe that the basis of all trauma-informed treatment must involve privileging regulation and working in the present moment, and utilize approaches that are both relational and body-centered.

Anti-Oppression Lens

Working in a body-centered way necessarily requires challenging the racism, misogyny, fatphobia, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of individual and systemic oppression present in society and the field of mental health.

Therapist Experience

Our personal history, identities and present experience come with us into the therapy room and influence the clinical relationship. Being an effective therapist requires us to interrogate our own history of wounding and implicit biases in order to create a present-centered, embodied experience.

Community Formation

Some experiences are too big for one therapist and one client to hold. Community can provide the support, holding and call to accountability that is essential to an ongoing practice.

Flexible Training Options


Advanced Clinical Training Program

A 24-month long, CCIH-led didactic and consultative training program for clinicians with their own practice who wish to deepen their knowledge of trauma-informed treatment.

online courses

Online Library

Convenient online, on-demand video format for CCIH courses.


CCIH Trauma Fellowship

A salaried, full-time, and supervised clinical experience for therapists who want to deepen into their trauma-informed practice by seeing a full caseload of clients at our offices.


Professional Development Workshops

Offered by CCIH for the past ten years. One or two-day workshops. Keeps clinicians current on trauma-informed practice.


Consultation to Organizations

Custom training for mental health clinics and other health organizations who seek to integrate more trauma-informed practices and theory into their service provision.


Foundations in Trauma Training Program

A part-time, tuition-based program for therapists who want an intensive training, supervisory, and immersive clinical experience with involvement in our professional community.


Individual and Group Supervision

Supervision and consultation for psychotherapists who seek to integrate more trauma-informed practices and theory into their ongoing clinical practice.


Study Group

Our monthly reading and discussion group on current research and theory in trauma and attachment and its application to clinical practice.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Fat Liberation series, Part Two: Becoming a Fat Positive Psychotherapist

    Grappling with our anti-fat biases and beliefs is a process. This journey, though often uncomfortable, promises that we will feel more grounded in our work with clients who live in larger bodies, secure in the knowledge that we are actively challenging our own anti-fatness every step of the way.

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  • Let’s Talk about Psychiatric Medication: A Conversation on Integrating Medication and Psychotherapy

    In this workshop, we’ll explore how therapists can evaluate whether medication might be a good fit for a client, and how we can support clients in making informed decisions about medication. We’ll discuss the possible benefits of medication for clients, as well as its limitations.

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  • Suicidal Ideation: A Trauma-Informed Approach

    Suicidal ideation in clients reminds us of the reality that pain may be so deep and pervasive that someone would think of ending their life. It also raises questions of our legal and moral responsibility for the lives of others.

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