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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Convenient online, on-demand video format for CCIH courses.
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.
Offered by CCIH for the past ten years. One or two-day workshops. Keeps clinicians current on trauma-informed practice.
Custom training for mental health clinics and other health organizations who seek to integrate more trauma-informed practices and theory into their service provision.
A part-time, tuition-based program for therapists who want an intensive training, supervisory, and immersive clinical experience with involvement in our professional community.
Supervision and consultation for psychotherapists who seek to integrate more trauma-informed practices and theory into their ongoing clinical practice.
Our monthly reading and discussion group on current research and theory in trauma and attachment and its application to clinical practice.
Complex Trauma and Dissociation: A Relational, Neurobiological and Body-centered ApproachLearn more and register →
Complex trauma may show up in our offices in the form of clients who are experiencing relationship difficulties, feeling a lack of interest in the world, struggling to keep a job, or feeling like life isn’t worth living. Its treatment requires that therapists address not only the wound that was suffered, but also the strategies that folks have developed in order to survive.
Suicidal Ideation: A Trauma-Informed ApproachLearn more and register →
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.
Fat Liberation 101: Essential Knowledge for TherapistsLearn more and register →
In this workshop Sarah Landolfi invites participants to explore the roots of anti-fatness, question their assumptions about health, and understand the pervasive, traumatic impact of anti-fatness on fat people.
Fat Liberation series, Part Two: Becoming a Fat Positive PsychotherapistLearn more and register →
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.