Clinical Trauma Professional 2-Day Certification Training

Studies have found that 90% of mental health clients have experienced a traumatic event in their lives. As practitioners, we realize that providing trauma-focused treatment is an important part of our work. These days, we are inundated with a variety of competing trauma-focused treatments; it can be hard to understand which approach might be best.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about trauma and its manifestations in neurobiology, emotions and behaviors. We’ll discuss the universal mechanisms for healing trauma and touch on the different trauma treatments. In addition, we’ll review the evidence base and efficacy for each treatment, helping you decide the best fit for both you and your client.

Working with trauma can be difficult, and in this workshop, we’ll discuss how to protect yourself from burnout while working with trauma. In addition, we’ll discuss common challenges that arise in the therapeutic alliance, and how to overcome them. By the end of this workshop, you will have built a strong foundation for trauma-focused treatment



Date: Thurs & Fri, July 21 & 22, 2022

Time: Sign-In: 8:30am EST – Workshop: 8:45am EST-4:00pm EST

Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive – Cat I CE Credits (same as in-person!)


$375 early registration through June 30, 2022

$399 after June 30, 2022

       $349 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more

Presenter: Dr. Eva Chiriboga, Psy.D.

CE Credits: 12 CE Credits – Category I MD and DC Social Work Credits (Same as in-person) See below for Credit Information



Upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) or a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of trauma counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit for details.

How it works:

Step 1: Complete this training and receive your Certificate of Completion (sent within one week of training by email)

Step 2: Apply online at and visit the page of the Certification that matches your background, either the Certified Trauma Professional – CTP or the Certified Clinical Trauma Professional – CCTP (click on links for more info or see below).

Step 3: Provide payment for your first year of certification by entering the coupon code provided by Maryland CEU Institute with your certificate (this will bring certification cost to $0)

Step 4: Email a copy of the following to

a. CEU Certificate from this training
b. Professional license, unofficial transcript from your enrolment in a mental health
graduate program, or documentation of your professional status

Step 5: Receive your certification within 1 to 2 weeks following application.

Questions about Certification? The team at Evergreen Certifications is happy to help. or 800.990.2629

Once Certified, an electronic Certificate and Digital Badge will be made available to you by Evergreen Certifications.

Clinical Trauma Professional Certification Levels

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Detailed professional standards available at State or Nationally licensed professionals as listed below AND completed all training hours and supervision requirements to be fully licensed for independent clinical practice in the state they are licensed in:

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • MFTs
  • Psychoanalyst (LP)
  • Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

Certified Trauma Professional (CTP)

Detailed professional standards available at

  • Graduate students in a mental health program
  • Associate‐level or provisionally licensed mental health professionals
  • Non‐licensed professionals who provides mental health services to clients as part of their professional scope of practice

Certification Renewal

To maintain certification, a renewal is required. After your initial 1-year certification (included in training cost), you have the option to renew for 1, 2 or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 clock hours of trauma-focused continuing education since you were last certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

For renewal courses and additional information please visit:


Renewal costs can be found at (choose certification level for licensure): 





Dr. Eva Chiriboga is a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. She has been working with trauma since 2009, beginning with her work at Shepard Pratt Hospital on their Trauma Disorders unit. Since then, she got her Masters in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Trauma Studies from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA, and her doctoral degree from Long Island University Post, a small school in Long Island that focused on providing treatment for underserved populations. In the course of her career, Dr. Chiriboga has worked with 9/11 first responders, gang members, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, as well as military veterans. Dr. Chiriboga’s breadth of training in trauma-focused treatment allows her to address trauma treatment from a transtheoretical perspective. She is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, EMDR and Prolonged Exposure, as well as psychodynamic treatments for trauma. Dr. Chiriboga is also a certified yoga teacher and has become versed in mind-body techniques for treating trauma.

Dr. Chiriboga is the owner of Sanctuary at the Spring, a telehealth psychology practice.


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CE Credit Info


All attendees receive Maryland and DC Social Work CE credits. These credits are accepted for:

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers
  • West Virginia Social Workers
  • New Jersey Social Workers
  • Alabama Social Workers
  • Don't see your licensure listed here? Contact your licensing board and ask if they accept Maryland or DC Social Work approved credits. Many states automatically accept credits approved by another state licensing board.

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CE Credits). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.


  • Understand DSM-5 Classification of Trauma & Stressor-related disorders, as well as common co-morbidities, including definition of a trauma and 5 clusters of PTSD
  • Understand DSM-5 Classification of Trauma & Stressor-related disorders, as well as common co-morbidities, including definition of a trauma and 5 clusters of PTSD
  • Explain the neurobiology of trauma and PTSD, as well as emotional and behavioral sequelae
  • Understand a transtheorectical perspective of trauma-focused treatment
  • Explain the universal mechanisms that treat PTSD
  • Identify various treatment modalities for trauma treatment with a review of the evidence base for each. (ie Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory, IFS, EMDR, etc.)
  • Understand Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue, be able to self-identify symptoms and develop a self-care plan. 

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