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Compassion-Focused Trauma Processing:  Online Workshop for Therapists

This trauma processing training will provide you with step-by-step approach in how to engage in safe and effective trauma processing with clients who are dealing with PTSD and complex PTSD

Monday, June 3, 2024 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 4, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

White Earth

Training Overview:

This workshop is for therapists who are new to trauma processing or would like a more contained approach that allows clients to do “a piece of trauma work” in a short-term setting.  This intervention is also helpful in situations where it is important that the client not be triggered/experience significant emotional dysregulation between sessions.


The metaphor of the “valley of the shadow of death” is used to understand trauma and the stages of healing.  This is a comprehensive training in that we will go through all the stages of trauma work, including introducing practical tools and interventions for each phase:

  • Therapist preparation - including self-care to protect oneself while doing this work.

  • Client education, stabilization, and safety - including assessing and dealing with crises.

  • Trauma processing – using a compassion-focused parts work approach that is effective in shifting trauma-related negative core beliefs and the physiological, emotional, cognitive and spiritual reactions that accompany them.

  • Learning how to live with the scars, as clients reclaim themselves and their lives – and learn how to move past survival into living.


 $229.00 CAD

 $149.00 CAD (for graduate students in psychotherapy-related  programs)  

 Payable by e-transfer to:

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Shirley is a Registered Psychotherapist with more than 30 years’ experience providing individual psychotherapy.  Her expertise is in the areas of:  trauma (PTSD), complex trauma (c-PTSD), depression, anxiety, grief, stress management, suicidality, and relationship issues.  She has served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the graduate Counselling Psychology program at Western University and has been providing clinical supervision to new and experienced therapists for more than 15 years.   She has written two books on trauma: Surviving the Valley: Trauma and Beyond, for her trauma clients, and: Treating PTSD:  A Compassion-Focused CBT Approach, for therapists who are new to trauma processing.  She is also a writer for the mental health website, Choosing Therapy:

Trainer: Shirley Porter, M.Ed., RP

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