05/21/2020 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Virtual CE-CERT Overview Training

05/21/2020 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress Through a Skills Based Model:

Components for Enhancing Clinician Experience and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT)

This half-day training will provide a thorough overview on the Components for Enhancing Clinician Experience and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT) model. Developed by Dr. Brian Miller, CE-CERT is a skills-based approach to improving provider well-being and effectiveness in working with traumatized clients. Drawing from what is known about trauma impacts and treatment, CE-CERT posits that secondary traumatic stress is not developed in response to mere exposure to others’ trauma stories, but occurs when feeling overwhelmed or helpless. In contrast to self-care strategies that require the individual to engage in a restorative practice after-work, the CE-CERT model proposes micro-interventions done throughout the day.

The five core components of CE-CERT: Experiential Engagement, Reducing Rumination, Conscious Narrative, Reducing Emotional Labor, and Parasympathetic Recovery, and the acquirable skills within each will be taught through both didactic and experiential activities.


This training will be held via Zoom.

      • The session will have 8:30am-10am and 10:30am-12pm segments.
      • Participants must attend each segment.
      • Each participant is required to join on an individual computer equipped with a microphone and webcam.
        • Our team is working hard to ensure that sessions are interactive between trainers and participants, so we will be asking participants to join discussions and interactive activities.


The cost for participation in training is $35. Training is offered at no cost for therapists working for agencies contracting with the DMH (Department of Mental Health) on child trauma services. 


The Oklahoma LPC licensure board is on hiatus due to the current COVID-19 crisis and is unable to approve CEU applications at this time. The application has been submitted for 3 CEU credits for this training on 4/17/2020 and will be approved when the board resumes services. This means CEU’s for this training will be granted to participants at a later date following the training.


Susan R. Schmidt, PhD, OUHSC Associate Professor, National TF-CBT Trainer 
Elizabeth Risch, PhD, OUHSC Associate Professor, National TF-CBT Trainer
Amanda Mitten, MA, LPC, OUHSC Pediatric Development Counselor, Nationally Certified TF-CBT Therapist


Virtual CE-CERT Overview Training