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 Trauma-Informed Training and Consultation for School Personnel
Training Information

Offered By Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment

Who would benefit from this training? Educators, guidance counselors and school personnel wishing to broaden their knowledgebase in trauma. 

  • What is trauma and trauma-informed care?

  • Learn how trauma changes the brain.

  • Understand how trauma shows up at school and disrupts learning.


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 in-person training will be held at Riverbend Integrative

Trauma Treatment

172 S Pantops Drive, Suite C Charlottesville, VA 22911

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 Trainers


Thistle Newcomb, LPC


Thistle Newcomb has been working with families in the mental health field since 1996 and has specifically focused on children, adolescents, and families.   She has extensive experience in settings including residential crisis shelter, domestic foster care/adoption social services, intensive in-home counseling, outpatient private practice, supervision of LPC Residents, and a trainer/presenter to the community.  Thistle is trained in several modalities such as EMDR, trauma, Parts Work, Somatic Interventions, and is well versed in Complex Developmental Trauma for clients aged infants to grandparents.  Specific interests include emotional regulation, resolving trauma, grief/loss, family dynamics, the impact of trauma on developing brains, and stress reduction.  Thistle is a Licensed Professional Counselor, an EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer, an EMDR Approved Consultant, and has been certified as an Expert Witness in Trauma in the 16th District Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court system in Virginia.  She has conducted multiple trainings on a variety of trauma treatment focused topics for audiences ranging from beginners to advanced. 

In addition to being a founding partner of Riverbend Counseling Group, Thistle is also a Trainer and LPC Resident Supervisor at Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment.


Lindy Swimm, LCSW


Lindy has over thirty years’ experience working with individuals, adolescents, children, and families. She specializes in attachment and trauma modalities that are well researched in their effectiveness to treat and mitigate mental health concerns. An Integrative Child-Parent approach is available for Attachment and Trauma needs for families and children. Also, individualized expressive therapy interventions such as art, sand tray, play therapy, and music are incorporated into therapy sessions.  Lindy is a certified EMDR therapist. EMDR treatment is a highly effective treatment offered to assist in resolving complex conditions such as developmental trauma, PTSD, complicated grief and loss, and foster care and adoption issues.  Specialties include relational problems, grief, and loss, treating victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, family therapy, dissociative behaviors in children and adolescents, families in the foster care system, and pre and post-adoption support services.

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