BETTER OUTCOMES. MORE QUICKLY.
For more than 25 years, NICABM has provided training to more than one million health and mental health practitioners.
We proudly provide continuing education for practitioners who are dedicated to being the best in their craft. Our goal is to develop programs that connect you with the top experts and the latest strategies in the field, to help you achieve better outcomes, more quickly with each of your clients.
We believe. . .
- What practitioners do is some of the most important and noble work on earth.
- No one approach is best for all patients in all circumstances.
- It’s important to give back.
When you help someone heal from trauma, you can change the course of civilization. That’s because it’s not just that person’s life that changes, but that healing can also have an impact on their spouse, their children, and their friends and colleagues. And that can ripple out to their community, to their state and then to their country, and eventually to the world.
That’s why we gather the top experts in our field to each share their most effective strategies for working with clients who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, shame, anger, and more. We carefully curate our courses to give you new ideas that can complement the ones you already have in your toolkit, making you more prepared to help patients in any situation.
We know that around the world, there are many limitations of access to resources that can help people heal. That’s why we offer some of our most comprehensive trauma training programs free of charge. We also give some of the proceeds from our courses to organizations that work to make this world a safer and better place where all people have a chance to be their best.
Our Commitment to You
Your time is precious. That’s why our approach to making a training program is different from many of the others. We take the hours upon hours of expert interviews that most trainings would usually give you to make your way through . . . and we painstakingly pare everything down to the most salient ideas.
We take out or streamline almost everything that’s been talked about over and over again at conferences . . . and focus on what’s new in the last couple years, as well as ideas that aren’t being talked about in other training programs.
It’s not that new ideas are necessarily better than old ones, but we assume they are the ideas you are less likely to already have in your toolkit.
While we can’t learn for you, we will do everything we can to make staying on top of emerging ideas in therapy quick, easy, and engaging.
We do this because we think it will help you be your best, and that it will help you get better outcomes, more quickly.
Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. Author of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.
Pat Ogden, PhD
Pioneer in Somatic Psychology; Founder and Director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI); Co-founder of the Hakomi Institute; Author of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment.
Peter Levine, PhD
Founder of Somatic Experiencing; Author of Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory.
Thema Bryant, PhD
Licensed psychologist specializing in relief and empowerment of marginalized persons; Professor of Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at Pepperdine University; author of Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide.
Dan Siegel, MD
Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute; Co-Director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center; author of Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation and The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration.
Stephen Porges, PhD
Developer of Polyvagal Theory; Distinguished University Scientist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University Bloomington and Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Ron Siegel, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, part time, Harvard Medical School; Author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems and Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy.
Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. Coauthor of The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic, and Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment.
Richard Schwartz, PhD
Founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and The Center for Self Leadership; Author of Introduction to Internal Family Systems.
Terry Real, MSW, LICSW
Founder of the Relational Life Institute; Author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression and The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work.
Joan Borysenko, PhD
Founder of Mind/Body Health Sciences LLC; Author of New York Times Bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind.
Bill O’Hanlon, LMFT
Co-developer of Solution-Oriented Therapy; Psychotherapist, speaker, and author of Do One Thing Different: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life.
Shelly Harrell, PhD
Licensed psychologist specializing in multicultural and community psychology; Professor of Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at Pepperdine University.
Janina Fisher, PhD
Licensed clinical psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk, MD; past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation.
Christine Padesky, PhD
Co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California; Co-creator of Strengths-Based CBT; Co-author of Mind Over Mood and Collaborative Case Conceptualization.
Christopher Willard, PsyD
Psychologist and educational consultant specializing in mindfulness; president of the Mindfulness in Education Network; serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
Rick Hanson, PhD
Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley; New York Times bestselling author of Hardwiring Happiness and Buddha’s Brain.
Michael Yapko, PhD
Leading expert in clinical hypnosis and treating depression; Clinical psychologist and author of 15 books including his newest books, The Discriminating Therapist and Keys to Unlocking Depression.
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Founder of the PACT Training Institute and developer of a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT).
Deany Laliotis, LICSW
Director of Training at EMDR Institute; Specialist in treatment of traumatic stress disorders and attachment issues; author of chapters and articles on EMDR therapy.
Deb Dana, LCSW
Coordinator of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at the Kinsey Institute; Developer of the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series; author of Polyvagal Theory in Therapy.
Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, clinical social worker and psychotherapist specializing in anxiety in adults and children.
Miguel Gallardo, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist specializing in multicultural and social justice; Associate Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology; author of Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy.
Kelly Wilson, PhD
Co-author of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Experiential Approach to Behavior Change; Founder of OneLife Education Training, LLC.
The Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma
12 CE/CME Credits Available
Working with the Pain of Abandonment
4.25 CE/CME Credits Available
The Treating Trauma Master Series
10 CE/CME Credits Available
Expert Strategies for Working with Traumatic Memory
2.75 CE/CME Credits Available
Working With Core Beliefs of “Never Good Enough”
4 CE/CME Credits Available
How to Work with the Traumatized Brain
3 CE/CME Credits Available
How to Work with the Limbic System to Reverse the Physiological Imprint of Trauma
3.25 CE/CME Credits Available
The Neurobiology of Trauma
3 CE/CME Credits Available
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What practitioners are saying about us:
. . . the content is clear, simple and the very latest insights from the most outstanding people in the field of trauma.
“These presentations are fascinating and easy to watch as the technical presentation is very good, and the content is clear, simple and the very latest insights from the most outstanding people in the field of trauma. You would need to read a lot of books to end up with as much good quality information as you get from watching this program.”
Liz Kirsopp, Psychotherapist
This program exceeded all my expectations . . .
“I am always open to learning, and this program exceeded all my expectations. Even though I am very familiar with many of the presenters, to see them in action is inspirational. As a seasoned Art Therapist and supervisor, I am always looking for innovative ways of looking at the clients and treating their issues. I already used the knowledge I gained with clients, and especially in supervision. Having purchased the Gold Package, it is like always having a personal supervisor at my beck and call.”
Hannah Sherebrin, Art Therapist
London, Ontario, Canada
. . .the best thing I've ever done for myself in terms of my clinical training
“The Next Level Practitioner program is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself in terms of my clinical training. I feel like I get up close and personal with a wide range of experts that I wouldn’t normally be exposed to. I don’t think it could get better than this!”
Sunil Thomas, LMHC
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
. . . I feel more confident in helping my clients . . .
“Just when you think ‘I know what I’m doing,’ along comes a great session on new ideas/theories. Hooked me immediately. . . So pleased. I have a number of young clients who have been through extreme trauma situations and I feel more confident in helping them.”
Barbara Crosby, M.Ed in Counselling Psychology
Vancouver, BC, Canada
It was a time full of brilliant theoretical and practical information. But it was more . . .
“It was a time full of brilliant theoretical and practical information. But it was more. I saw professionals with such a rich spirit. It is so inspiring. . . And when I see my clients, I have a feeling that behind my back there are plenty of wonderful professionals like those I saw here and those who watched the program. They are behind my back with all their wisdom and compassion. It makes me more stable.”
Polina Khoroshilova, ACT/CFT Counselor
Thank you again for another rich exploration of the human landscape.
“Thank you again for another rich exploration of the human landscape and in particular when it is affected by trauma. The thing that I appreciated the most is the expansion of the approach through the key of touch, movement and breathing to the body/mind . . . Thank you again for your inspiring and compassionate work.” was very reinforcing. Bessel put together so many things so eloquently and with humor and humility . . . Thank you.”
Vincenzo Santiglia, Meditator
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