Webinars and Trainings

LIVE TRAININGS (Bay Area): See Below



  • Begins January 8, 2018 SELF-PACED: The Science of Happiness -A FREE online eight-week course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Provider: Greater Good Science Center; PRICE: FREE (EXCEPT TO EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS).  Taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas.
  • January 7, 2018 – February 17, 2018, Clinical Trauma Professional Certification Training, A 6-week online trauma training, by the International Association of Trauma Professionals TM (IATP, LLC). Provides 13 CE hours, NBCC approved.
  • 1-hour video, FREE CE: A Bold New Paradigm For Healing Trauma. Bessel van der Kolk, PESI.
  • Intensive Trauma Treatment Course, Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, earn up to 18 CE hours. PESI.
  • Certificate Program, Trauma-Informed Treatment for Adults, Children, & Teens – Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute.
  • Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Adolescents, NASW, Instructor: Coreena Hendrickson, LCSW, 4 CEUs.


(Alameda County/ SF Bay Area)

  • May 1, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Peter Levine PhD on Trauma: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness; Speaker: Peter A. Levine, PH.D. Sponsor: PESI
  • April 12, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Learn from the Masters: The Neuroscience of Stress, Depression and Developmental Trauma: Connect Physiology to Psychology with Dr. Robert Sapolsky; Speakers: Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D, M.S., M.A., Robert Sapolsky. Sponsor: PESI
  • March 15, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Healing Trauma through Expressive Therapies: Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Movement and Storytelling; Speaker: Janet Courtney, PHD, LCSW, RPT-S. Sponsor: PESI
  • March 6, 2018 OAKLAND, CA: Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Anxiety, Trauma, Impulse Control, Depression and Relationships; Speaker: Kate Cohen-Posey, M.S., LMHC, LMFT; Sponsor: PESI
  • February 15 & February 16, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO, CA: 2-Day Trauma Treatment Course: Mind-Body Integration Techniques for Healing Trauma, PTSD and Grief; Speaker: Michael S Prokop, M.ED., CCTP, CSP, LPC, BCPC. Sponsor: PESI
  • January 24, 2018 OAKLAND, CA: Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice; Speaker: Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, E-RYT. Sponsor: PESI


  • APRIL 5 – 6, 2018 SACRAMENTO: 2018 Evidence-Based Practices Symposium: “Building Lives Beyond Trauma,” Sponsor: The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS).


  • November 17, 2017, Gratitude & Well-Being at Work, A day dedicated to the science of building gratitude in the workplace, San Francisco’s Ft. Mason Center. Sponsored by The Greater Good Science Center. San Francisco, CA
  • August 10 & 11, 2017, 2-Day: Trauma Competency Conference: The Core Competencies and Treatment Strategies for Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC. PESI. Oakland, CA.
  • July 13, 2017, 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Trauma Treatment: Using Non Verbal, Play and Somatic Techniques: Resolving Therapeutic “Stuckness.” Monica Blum, PhD. PESI. Oakland, CA
  • July 11, 2017, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Moods, and Substance Abuse, Pesi. Oakland, CA.
  • June 28, 2017, 8:30AM – 4:30PM, The Ripple Effect: An Integrative Framework for Enhancing Trauma-Informed Practice Across Systems, Chandra Ghosh-Ippen. First 5 Alameda, Alameda CA.
  • June 15, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Adverse Childhood Events: Lifelong Consequences and How to Overcome Them. Institute for Brain Potential. Berkeley, CA. To Register, click on this link.
  • June 14, Concord/ June 15 Berkeley, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Adverse Childhood Events: Lifelong Consequences and How to Overcome Them, John Arden, Ph.D., Institute for Brain Potential (IBP).
  • June 7, 2017, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Neuroscience & Yoga in the Treatment of Complex, Developmental, or Repeated Trauma, Cross Country Education, Berkeley, CA.
  • Register Anytime Through June 2017, Location: Online. The Science of Happiness: Discover Your Own Path to Happiness, Connection & Resilience. The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. This free course is led by Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. and Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D. Six or 16 CEs available.
  • Tuesday, May 30 OR Wednesday, May 31, 2017; 9:00am – 4:00 pm, Choose one date to attend; Seeking Safety: An evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance abuse; Alameda County BHCS. Oakland, CA; to register go to: http://alameda.netkeepers.com.
  • May 24, 2017, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Trauma Informed Care -Permanency, Loss, Attachment and Trauma for Youth in Foster Care and Adoption. Instructor: Gregory Manning. Fred Finch Training Center, 3800 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, CA. To register, email trainings@fredfinch.org
  • May 10, 2017, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Cultural Humility, Leah Kimble-Price, LMFT. Lincoln Child Center. Oakland, CA
  • May 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Introduction to Using Art in Trauma Treatment, Eleanor Ruckman, MFT., Girls Incorporated of Alameda County, San Leandro, CA. To register: contact please contact Selene Fabiano at 357-5515, ext. 229
  • May 2, 2017, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM. Radical Simple Self Care for Trauma Stewards and Front Line Caregivers. Instructor: Lea Arellano. Fred Finch Training Center, 3800 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA To register, email trainings@fredfinch.org
  • April 29, 2017, 9:00 am-4:30 pm, The Science of Burnout: What It Is, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid it. The Greater Good Science Center. Berkeley, CA
  • April 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Positive Psychology Interventions that Work: Applying the Science of Happiness, PESI. Oakland, CA
  • March 30, 2017, 8:45 AM-4:30 PM, The Impact of Loss and Trauma on Child Development, Instructor: Peggy Arrevalo, 6 CEUs. Joaquin Miller Community Center, Oakland, CA. To register: email trainings@fredfinch.org

  • March 28, 2017, 8:45 AM-1:00 PM, Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care Strategies to Prevent Burnout in the Workforce, Instructor: Julie Kurtz, 3.75 CEUs. Fred Finch Youth Center-Training Center, Oakland, CA. To register: email trainings@fredfinch.org

  • March 15, 2017, 8:45 AM-4:30 PM, Trauma and Spirituality, Instructor: Robert Grant, 6 CEUs. Fred Finch Youth Center-Training Center, Oakland, CA. To register: email trainings@fredfinch.org

  • March 13, 2017, 8:45 AM-1:00 PM, Mindfulness and Trauma, Instructor: Gabriel Kram, 3.75 CEUs. Fred Finch Youth Center-Training Center, Oakland, CA. To register: email trainings@fredfinch.org

  • January 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Trauma and Substance Abuse, Fred Finch Youth Center, Oakland, CA. To register for a training, email trainings@fredfinch.org.
  • January 18, 2017Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into the MH Clinical Practice, Oakland, CA
  • January 17, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Recovering Resiliency: Creative response to community trauma, Fred Finch Youth Center, Oakland, CA. To register for a training, email trainings@fredfinch.org.
  • January 11, 2017, 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM, Building Capacity of Trauma Informed Care with Families/Caregivers, Fred Finch Youth Center, Oakland, CA. To register for a training, email trainings@fredfinch.org.
  • January 10, 2017, 9:15 AM – 12:30 PM, Neuropsychology and Trauma Training, Fred Finch Youth Center, Oakland, CA. To register for a training, email trainings@fredfinch.org.


  • September 22, 2016, 6:00-9:00pm: Facing Childhood Trauma: Support + Tools to Begin Healing. For Survivors, by Sol Sisters. Oakland, CA
  • September 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Understanding the Links Between Early Trauma and Sensory Integration in Children Part I, at Lincoln Child Center, Oakland, CA
  • October 6, 2016, 9AM – 12PM, Providing Breast Feeding Support for Trauma Survivors, Presenters: Phyllis Klaus, LMFT and Jeanette Panchula, BSW, RN, PHN, IBCLC. First 5 Alameda County, Alameda CA
  • October 19-21, 2016ACEs Awareness to Action Conference, The Center for Youth Wellness, San Francisco, CA
  • October 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Making the Invisible Visible, Breaking the Stigma, by Austin Tam and the Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Disability Awareness Project. Alameda, CA
  • October 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Dr. Mario Martinez: Trauma and Culture, by Lincoln Child Center, Oakland, CA
  • November 14 & 15, 2016; 2-Day: Trauma Competency Conference: The 10 Core Competencies of Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss AND Evidence-Based Trauma Treatments & Interventions Seminar, Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, Oakland, CA. PESI
  • December 1, 2016, 6:00 pmResilience: A Story about Hope and Research, SF Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA
  • Dec 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sustainable and creative self-careEleanor RuckmanFred Finch Youth Center, Oakland, CA.
  • December 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Dr. Kenneth Hardy: The Invisible Wounds of Oppression: Healing Our Clients,…, Oakland, CA 94607
  • December 12-13, 2016New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment,Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., by Institute for Better Health (IBH). San Francisco, CA.