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Attachment Intervention Meets Play Therapy With Littles
Training Information

Offered By Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment

Who would benefit from this training? ASWs, LCSWs, LPCs, Residents in Counseling, anyone wishing to broaden their knowledgebase with parts work.


Refund Policy for Trainings: All requests received in writing via ground mail or emailed to at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the date of the start of the workshop/series will receive a refund, less a 15% administrative fee & applicable credit card/merchant fees which are typically non-refundable. Requests made 13 to six days prior to the start of the workshop/series will receive a refund less 30%. Requests received 5 days or less prior to the first day of the workshops/series will result in a forfeiture of the attendee's investment. There are no full or partial refunds once a workshop series begins. Please note that this policy applies to all circumstances causing a registrant not to attend a workshop including, but not limited to late arrival, sickness, family/personal emergencies, traffic problems, car problems, getting lost, work concerns, et cetera. Registrations are non-transferable and must be used for the original date and time.

CE Issuance Policy: In order to receive CE credit, you must pay a registration fee, sign in/out, arrive on time (in the morning and from breaks), stay for the entire workshop, complete and submit a training evaluation. Once these steps are completed, you will be issued a CE Certificate. Per Board regulations, we are unable to issue partial credit. Thus, an attendee arriving after the start of a session (mornings or at break) will not be issued CE credit or a refund for the session.

CE Re-Issuance: Requests for CE Certificates to be re-issued for any reason will result in a $15 administrative fee. This include duplicates, lost items, or failure to pick-up your certificate at the end of the session.

Registration ends 7 days prior to the training

Payments: Payments are processed at the time of registration via secure payment portal on our website.

Training Location

This interactive training will be held entirely online. 

Accommodations for Disabilities

Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodations, please contact us. 

Contact Us

Riverbend Integrative

Trauma Treatment

172 S Pantops Drive, Suite C Charlottesville, VA 22911 

phone: (434) 961-2555

fax: (434) 961-2556

About the Trainer

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Tonya Ridings, LCSW


I have extensive experience with individuals, couples, and families and enjoy working with adolescents and others on the cusp of new behavior and understanding. I specialize in trauma treatment and in helping people work through life transitions.

I have been providing psychotherapy since 1991 and have been in private practice since 2011. My first job out of graduate school was administering a Family Literacy program in Richmond for the Junior League. This program was a combined GED program for parents and an early childhood program for their children. We also provided high quality child care for the community.

I then worked for several years at CHIP of Richmond as their mental health therapist. Next, I served as the Executive Director of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth in Flagstaff, Arizona. Returning to Virginia, I was an emergency services worker for Valley CSB. Then I found Charlottesville League of Therapists and stayed there for 10 years as Lead Therapist and Supervisor. During that time, I helped open the League office in Lynchburg.

I have been in private practice since 2011. I am affiliated with Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment (RITT) as a supervisor and trainer. I offer consultation to other professional, particularly concerning somatic psychotherapy and trauma work. I love my clients and my work. I am very grateful to have had all of these experiences.

In 2001, I began training in the form of hypnotherapy called NLP and I am now a Master Clinician in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. This is where I first learned to do parts work which is so helpful for healing the young and/or disconnected parts of one’s self. EMDR grew out of NLP.

I have completed two years of Somatic Experiencing training. I have also completed the local training in vagus nerve work, offered by Janet Evergreen. This work has changed my practice because it is so profoundly useful. It is helpful to release trauma and upset from the skin, fascia, kidney, and brainstem as well as other physical and energetic structures in the body. In addition, I have been trained in and use Structural Family Therapy (10 years at CLT!) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

In 2020 I completed a two-year study program on Pre- and Perinatal Developmental Trauma Treatment by Myrna Martin, This class was taught by Janet Evergreen and Zakira Beasley. This allows me to help clients make attachment repairs from preconception throughout the life cycle.

Bringing your spiritual strengths and questions into your therapeutic experience creates a strong container for your session work and ensures that you are working through issues from a place of wholeness and divine support.

I believe that everyone has everything they need inside them at all times, so psychotherapy becomes a matter of being able to access your resources and your Golden Core of Health. This usually involves getting “unstuck” and moving things out of the way, so your natural resources are readily available.

I also believe that everyone deserves a good wholesome loving experience of psychotherapy and continue to do my own work on my personal biases and assumptions. I am learning and growing all the time.

ACE Accredited

NBCC Approved


Parts, Parts, Parts?! has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3823.


For these professionals, we are able to offer 9 CEs for completion of module one, or 22.5 CEs for the successful completion of both modules including the consult groups. 

For Professional Counselors

For professional counselors, we are able to offer 18 CEs for completing both modules of the training. While professional counselors are encouraged to participate in the consult groups, they will not receive CEs for doing so. 

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