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Relationship Strategies in Trauma Treatment: Treating Challenging Clients - September 29


  • State how to bring safety early on to the therapeutic relationship
  • Describe relational patterns in trauma treatment
  • Describe how to navigate conflicts and relational ruptures to get treatment back on track
  • State how to use conflicts and relational ruptures to bring about posttraumatic growth


Upcoming Dates For This Webinar

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course.

This webinar runs from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.


Course Description

This practical webinar addresses the therapeutic relationship with challenging trauma clients. Drawing on attachment theory and research, and using a relational, integrative approach, Dr. Muller follows the ups and downs of the therapy relationship in trauma work. He points to choices therapists make in navigating the process, examining how they affect outcome.

Specifically, he looks at relational patterns in trauma work, and how these lead to troubling therapist-client enactments. When left unchecked, such patterns lead to ruptures in the therapeutic relationship. The workshop looks in detail on how to navigate the relationship in trauma work, and how to repair a ruptured alliance.

Theory is complemented by case examples and therapy segments, which are drawn from Dr. Muller's most recent book, Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up, winner of the 2019 ISSTD award for the year’s best written work on trauma.

Pricing: $199 (Early Registration), $219 (Regular Registration)
6.0 Credits


Robert T. Muller Ph.D.

is Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto. He was trained at Harvard University and was previously on the Faculty at the University of Massachusetts. Dr Muller is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) for his work on trauma treatment. His psychotherapy bestsellers, Trauma and the Avoidant Client and Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up have been translated widely and won the 2011 and 2019 ISSTD awards for the year's best written work on trauma. As lead investigator on several multi-site programmes to treat interpersonal trauma, Dr Muller has lectured internationally (Australia, China, UK, Europe, USA), and has been Keynote Speaker at mental health conferences in New Zealand, USA, and Canada. He founded an online magazine, The Trauma & Mental Health Report, that is now visited by well over 100,000 readers a year. With over 30 years in the field, he practices in Toronto.


About This Webinar

The webinar is a live, interactive class. You will view the webinar in real time from your home or office on a computer, tablet (e.g., iPad) or phone. You will be able see the speaker and the slides, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and respond to polls. You will have access to the handouts, which you can view on your computer or download and print.

You will need to show up on time to receive credit, just like at an in-person class, but you can wear whatever you’d like! The class will run from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time. There will be a morning and afternoon break and a break for lunch. At the end of the class you will need to take a post-test and receive a score of 75% or above to pass. You have up to three attempts to pass the post-test. Most people pass on their first attempt. After two attempts to pass the post-test you will need to contact our office and you will be provided with one more attempt to pass the post-test. The post-test will only be available at the end of the class. Once you pass the post-test, you will complete an evaluation online and then you will receive your Certificate of Attendance online, which you can view and print.

Registration Information

The course fee is determined by the date of payment in relation to the course date:

  • Early Registration: If payment is received 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.
  • Regular Registration: For payments received less than 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $35.00 processing fee, per seminar, for refunds requested by the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the webinar. After that time, there will be no refunds. If a course must be cancelled due to an unforeseen event (e.g., natural disaster, instructor illness), the webinar will be rescheduled. Participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another PPS webinar. No refunds will be given.

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