NASWVA Professional Certification in Trauma & Resilience Informed Care Training Program Fall 2022

Sep 09, 2022 10:00am -
Nov 09, 2022 07:00pm

Event Type: Training
Category: Training/Workshop

Registration Instructions

NASWVA/Metro DC Professional Certification
Trauma & Resilience Informed Care Training Program
Spring 2022


$1380 value


$690 for members

$860 for non-members


Course Description:

Attendees will earn 34.5 Category I Contact Hours over a 6-month period of time.


(90 minutes a week over a period of 6 months including both live and self-paced instruction)


15 hours of live face to face instruction with a trauma expert!


This course is helpful for social workers in clinical practice in the following settings:

            - Private Mental Health

            - Public Mental Health

            - School Social Workers and Counselors  

            - Medical Social Work (Hospital, Integrative Healthcare, Skilled Care Living)

            - Domestic Violence and Child Welfare

            - Criminal Justice


The program is designed to instruct in two ways: on demand learning and live instruction and case application sessions with Dr. Allison Jackson-Dyer.


This course is self-paced where participants select when to access their on-demand learning. On Demand courses (19.5 hours) include video instruction, visual presentations, exemplars of actual application skills that enhance achievement of clients’ goals, practical resources, and more.


Live virtual class instruction with Dr. Allison Jackson-Dyer supports participants in learning skills, asking questions, and engaging in small-group consultation with others, as well as direct feedback from Dr. Jackson-Dyer.


Want to learn more about the curriculum: NASW VA and Metro DC Trauma and Resilience Informed Care Training Program |


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Training commitment and dates:

The NASW VA/Metro DC Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience Informed Care Training Program will be comprised of 34.5 hours of online training.


  • 19.5 hours will be achieved on your own time via a Learning Platform that you have access to 24/7.

(You may complete this work at any time, however, based on prior participant experience the schedule below gives you a pacing guide that we have found to be helpful.)


  • Three Half-Day and Two Evening Sessions (15 contact hours) are conducted over the 6-month period. This content will be offered via live webinar on a Learning Management System (Zoom). This is a place to integrate what you are learning during the on-demand sessions with real time application and opportunities to ask questions directly and learn from others.

Live sessions are offered at a variety of times including weekday mornings, two evening and a weekend morning.

- 2 weekdays in the morning

- 2 evenings

- 1 Saturday morning


A 1-hour orientation meet up is offered prior to the class starting. This meet up helps you get to know the Learning Management System used in the course, ask logistical questions, and get to know your fellow participants. It is helpful to attend this live. In case live attendance is not possible for you, this session is recorded and placed in the Learning Management System for your review.


Participants are expected to attend all live webinars at the scheduled date/time. If there is a crisis or emergency that prevents that, a participant will need to work with the instructor to see if make up time and work can be accepted.

Training Dates are:

Friday, September 9 - live session (Orientation) (10:00 am - 11:00 am)
Weeks of September 12-23 - on-demand classes 1 and 2
Friday, September 23 - live session 1 (9:30 am - 1:30 pm)
Weeks of September 26-October 7 - on-demand classes 3 and 4
Saturday, October 8 - live session 2 (9:30 am - 1:30 pm)
Weeks of October 10-October 19 - on-demand class 5
Thursday, October 20 - live session 3 (9:30am - 1:30 pm)
Weeks of October 24-November 1 - on-demand classes 6 and 7
Wednesday, November 2 - live session 4 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Wednesday, November 9 - live session 5 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

after November 9 - on-demand class 8



Attendees will earn 34.5 Category I Contact Hours.


Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $690
Non-Member       $860


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 7, 2022 for live attendance at September 9 live virtual introductory session. September 21, 2022 to view a recording of the introductory session. 


“The NASW Trauma Certification Program led by Dr. Jackson was very informative and presented with skill and candor, which I greatly appreciated. Her openness and honesty allowed me to absorb the material and understand it, and I was able to relate to it and apply it to real-world situations. In addition, the course was expertly organized and taught by someone I consider to be a great leader in the field. I highly recommend both Dr. Jackson and this certification program.”

--Jamie Pettus, PsyD, LCP, Clinical Psychologist, CVHS-Southern Albemarle


“I have attended almost every Allison Jackson training available to me, but I still learned more, made more connections, and feel that I am a better clinician after participating in [this] certificate program. I highly recommend social workers of every level of expertise take the time to earn this certification…. Our patients, organizations, and communities are better served when social workers are not only trauma-informed but trauma specialists.”

--Heather Stone, PhD, LCSW, Behavioral Health Director, CVHS-Health Services



All trainings in this series will be virtual (some live sessions, some on-demand sessions.) Registrants will be sent logins and links prior to each session.

Recertification Requirements

This program requires 14-hours of trauma-focused training every 2 years to maintain legitimacy and be recertified. We realize attendees are in various practice areas, so we are providing the following list of suggested types of “trauma-focused” topics for recertification training:  

  • Knowledge on impact of trauma (specialized to specific groups, experiences, or developmental ages for example)
  • Trauma Resolutions Methods (ex: EMDR, Progressive Counting, etc.)
  • Attachment Based Trauma Interventions
  • Disassociation Training (effective interventions, working with DID, etc.)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Phase Oriented Treatment Models
  • Trauma and Resilience oriented screening and assessment tools (application)
  • Culturally Informed Trauma Informed Treatment Approaches

Recertification is required every 2 years on September 30th of even-years. Recertification for participants who receive initial certification in an odd-year will be deferred to the next even-year (i.e. - a participant initially certified in 2021 will not need to submit for recertification until September 30, 2024.) Recertification may be accomplished by completing the “Trauma Recertification Form” online and uploading supporting documentation.  Once the Recertification form is submitted, your confirmation email will provide a link to make payment of the $25.00 Trauma Recertification fee.  


If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.  


Early registration ends on 7/27/2022.
Regular registration starts on 7/28/2022 and ends on 9/20/2022.
Late registration starts on 9/20/2022.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 34.5 CE Hours
Member Fee: $690.00$690.00$690.00
Non-Member Fee: $860.00$860.00$860.00