Training & Education

Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTS-I)

July 27, 28, 29, 2022
9 am – 4.30 pm
Registration Closing: July 12, 2022
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Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTS-I)

The Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTS-I) presented by Dr. Robert Rhoton is a 3-day training designed to give the participant a working knowledge of how to engage in the process of trauma treatment. Focusing not only on interventions, but how to sequence the interventions to maximise outcomes.  This training is designed to improve the quality of treatment for clients who have a history of trauma, toxic stress, and repetitive adversity. There will be a focus on the active ingredients – the things that are common factors that help all treatment work become better and work more efficiently.

This course meets the educational requirements to apply for the Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist– Individual (CCTS-I) certification available through Trauma Institute International.

Training Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast evidence-based-interventions, common factors, and emerging trends for effective treatment of traumatic stress
  2. Identify common factors for healing traumatic stress
  3. Comprehend the importance of the therapeutic relationship and positive expectancy (relational factors) for positive outcomes in treatment
  4. Articulate the role of reciprocal inhibition, relaxation, self-regulation, exposure and narrative in the treatment of traumatic stress
  5. Understand concept and procedure for enhancing therapeutic relationship as method for increasing positive outcomes
  6. Appreciate the potential deleterious personal effects associated with treating traumatic stress

Topics Covered include

  • The anatomy of trauma
  • Adaptive and maladaptive strategies for dealing with biologically correct responses to trauma
  • Learn about the Salutogenic Approach-Narrative Exposure Therapy model of treatment
  • Active ingredients
  • Neuroception and procedural memory
  • Structuring treatment for greater outcomes
  • Assessment of trauma and its different models
  • Hands-on exercises, active participation included



Materials in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorised scope of expertise or license of the training participant. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession’s standards.

Additionally, many of the topics being taught would require supervision and/or mentorship, which is not included in this course.


What you will receive at the end of this webinar

  • A certificate of attendance from the Arizona Trauma Institute (ATI)
  • Participants may clock the 18 training hours as part of their Counselling Professional Development (CPD) hours
  • Free buffet lunch and coffee breaks are included in the price
  • Free parking (Limited quantity)


Registration and Fee

  • SGD750 for SAC members, SGD950 for non-SAC members
  • For enquiries, please email


Refund Policy

  1. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and confirmed only after full payment has been received. After receipt of payment, a registration confirmation email will be sent. If no payment is received, the registration is considered null.
  2. If you cancel your confirmed registration within 14 days from the start of the workshop, no refund will be given. In the event of an unexpected illness and/or emergencies, we may at our full discretion, consider providing a partial refund upon the production of a medical certificate or other supporting documents as we may deem necessary.

Dr Robert Rhoton LPC, PsyD; F.A.A.E.T.S.

Dr. Robert Rhoton, CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute possesses a rich history of experience in the mental health field. Dr. Rhoton has supervised multiple outpatient clinics, juvenile justice programs, and intensive outpatient substance abuse programs for adolescents, day treatment programs for youth and children, adult offender programs and child and family therapeutic services. Additionally, Dr. Rhoton has advanced training in child and adolescent trauma treatment, family therapy, and family trauma. Dr. Rhoton served as president of the Arizona Trauma Therapy Network from 2010 through 2012.

Dr. Rhoton was a Professor at Ottawa University for 20 years in the Behavioral Sciences and Counseling Department whose primary interests were training counselors to work with traumagenic family dynamics, child and family trauma, and Salutogenic approaches to treatment. Dr. Rhoton is a Fellow of the Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and collaborates and consults with numerous organizations throughout the United States, Canada, South America, UK, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Iran increasing their understanding of trauma and the impact of developmental trauma on the individual and family.

Dr. Rhotons Published work

  • Trauma Competency: An Active Ingredients Approach to Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Journal of Counseling and Development July 2017 Gentry, J. E., Baranowsky, A. B. and Rhoton, R. (2017), Trauma Competency: An Active Ingredients Approach to Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Counseling & Development, 95: 279–287.
  • Rhoton, Aubrey & Gentry (2017) Transformative Care
  • Rhoton, Aubrey & Gentry (2019) Transformative Care 2nd Edition
  • Rhoton & Logan (2020) Trauma-informed Organization: The journey to becoming an Ascending and leader
  • Rhoton & Gentry (2021) Trauma Competency in the 21st Century: A Salutogenic active ingredients approach
  • The Science of Trauma and Recovery: Integrating a Salutogenic Approach to Treatment (In Press 2022)

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