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Trauma Basics
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 in trauma. The Trauma Basics series is efficient and essential in becoming more trauma informed.  These skills will prepare you to learn and/or better use trauma interventions for reprocessing memory such as EMDR, TFCBT, Parts Work, and Somatic techniques.


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 Trainers

Kris SantaMaria, LCSW, Modules 1 and 2


Kris has been in the mental health field since 1994. She provides individual psychotherapy for adults dealing with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, somatic issues, depression, anger, and adjustment issues. She also provides clinical consultation for therapists looking to develop their skills in the use of EMDR therapy and the treatment of Dissociative Disorders.

Kris uses a variety of effective treatment modalities including EMDR Therapy. EMDR therapy is a highly effective modality for working with past/recent trauma and anxiety, depression and somatic issues related to trauma. Kris believes in helping her clients to deeply learn about and appreciate their whole selves. She helps them develop essential regulation skills, and recognize and use their internal resources to help themselves. She believes we are all meant to be well and with the right support we will find our healing path.


Tonya Ridings, LCSW, Module 3

Tonya has been working with people who have experienced trauma or are going through life transitions for over 20 years. She is trained in a variety of cognitive, somatic psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy techniques. Tonya provides consultation, supervision, and training to other therapists. She is most interested in spiritual support and gifts as part of the healing process. Tonya provides sessions in person and using telehealth.

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


ACE Accredited

For Licensed Counselors, LCSW, ASW, MFT and LEPs

For these professionals, we are able to offer 8.0 CEs for the successful completion of all three modules. 

NBCC Approved CE Provider

Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7465. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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