Course Description

In Trauma-Informed Parenting Program: TIPs for Clinicians to Train Parents of Children Impacted by Trauma & Adversity, distinguished psychologist and renowned expert, Dr. Carryl P. Navalta, presents a practical and hands-on guide for clinicians working to improve emotion regulation of trauma-affected children.  Readers will discover how to assess, conceptualize, and treat children dealing with the effects of exposure to various forms of trauma and adversity and to provide their clients' parents with the tools necessary to facilitate further healing in the home and beyond.

TIPs also provides:
  • A thorough introduction to trauma that describes the historical roots and prevalence of trauma as well as the impact of adverse childhood experiences on child development and emotion regulation
  • A comprehensive exploration of case conceptualization and the creation of clinical formulations that identify, define, and integrate the primary problems facing the client
  • A fulsome discussion of treatment planning, including goal development, objective construction, intervention creation, and diagnosis determination

An indispensable resource for clinicians dealing with trauma-impacted children, Trauma-Informed Parenting Program will earn a place in the libraries of mental health counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and all the practitioners who seek to make the parents of their clients an integral and useful part of the treatment process.

*There are no conflicts of interest to report.

Course Curriculum

6 Continuing Education Credits


    2. Book Purchase Available Through Wiley and Amazon

    3. EXTRA: Companion Site

    1. Post Test

    2. Course Evaluation

Course Highlights

  • $120.00
  • 6 Continuing Education Credits
  • Book purchase through Wiley or Amazon

Learning Objectives

  • Identify a range of traumatic and adverse experiences during childhood and adolescence and what the effects are on development and health

  • Identify various tools and strategies to assess children and adolescents impacted by developmental adversity

  • Apply a trauma-informed lens to case conceptualization

  • Create a science-based treatment plan

  • Utilize a parent training approach to teach trauma-impacted children and adolescents to better regulate their emotions and related behavior


Carryl P. Navalta, Ph.D.

Carryl P. Navalta, PhD, is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. He has devoted his nearly 30-year career to the health of children, teenagers, and their families. His work in the field of developmental adversity includes clinical research in assessment, treatment, and neurobiology; numerous articles and book chapters; and presentations to local, regional, national, and international audiences. As a core faculty member who teaches both didactic and supervision courses, Dr. Navalta educates and trains future behavioral healthcare clinicians to adopt his mantra, "Assess to understand before you intervene".

From the Foreword

Ernestine Briggs-King, Ph.D., Duke University School of Medicine

“This book on the Trauma-Informed Parenting Program is a valuable resource that guides clinicians on how to empower parents in their role as caregivers, enhance their child’s response, and develop emotion regulation skills. Dr. Navalta’s book has the potential to assist clinicians in their quest to help youth and their families live meaningful lives that are free of trauma-related symptoms and distress.”

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