Acute Traumatic Incident Training

4 CE Credits - $120

October 28, 2022: 9:45am to 3:00pm (PST)

Instructor: Larisa Traga, LCSW, MAC, CCDS

Course Description

We all are challenged from time to time with an acute traumatic incident such as the pandemic, an assault, divorce, a natural disaster, an accident or the sudden loss of a loved one. While talk therapy often helps to work through such experiences, there are times when more is needed, as the survivor may be reliving the experience in their body and mind. In these situations, more focused interventions that decrease the incident’s vividness and disturbance may be necessary in order to talk about and work through the trauma.

Critical Incident Desensitization Protocol (CIDP) and Acute Traumatic Incident Protocol (A-TIP) can be viewed as a type of psychological first aid that utilizes bilateral eye movements to help desensitize the survivor to the traumatic event. Research has shown that bilateral eye movements rapidly diminish the vividness of images and the strong emotions/physical sensations associated with a traumatic event.

Elevate You CE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elevate You CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The great news is that most states allow Licensed Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists to gain credits from APA approved sponsors. If you are unsure if your state does, just reach out and we will let you know.

Educational Objectives

  1. Explain the neurobiology of trauma.
  2. Describe the rationale for the CID protocol and the A-TIP protocol.
  3. Demonstrate the CID protocol and the A-tip protocol.


Friday May 13, 2022 from 9:45am to 3:00pm PST

  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Critical Incident Desensitization Protocol
  • Acute Traumatic Incident Protocol
  • Lunch Break (1 hour)
  • Practice
  • Summary and Q&A

Developed by: Larisa Traga, LCSW, MAC, CCDS and Elisa A. Gottheil, PhD

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