Clinicians Finish First Module of Spirit2Spirit Trauma Training
Clinical Director Catie Cartisano, MSW, LCSW, LSUDC, and Associate Clinical Director Nan Michaelis, MSW, LCSW traveled to Arkansas in late July to complete their first module of a five-module training with Spirit2Spirit Healing. The training took place over the span of five days and included 20+ clinicians, interventionists, and sober companions from seven different treatment centers around the USA. The first module introduced various modalities to expand their trauma assessment and intervention skills. This was done by participating in group processing, experiential activities, psychodramas, letter-writing, and working on trauma eggs.
Spirit2Spirit is a five-module training and is designed to both explain the different holistic approaches used in treating trauma and to allow participants to learn and grow from sharing their own experiences with trauma in a group setting. Through these modules, clinicians earn credentialing in Certified Trauma Therapist® or Certified Trauma Professional®. These training courses are approved for graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education credits. With clinical work at Balance House being largely attachment and trauma-focused, this training will enhance the work in both the clinical department as well as in the program as a whole.
About Balance House
Balance House is a year-long continuum of care for young men ages 18-32 years old. We are located in Salt Lake City, Utah at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. Balance House offers four, distinct levels of care from residential treatment to independent, sober living. Residents of the program are offered a chance to explore the outdoors and beauty that Utah has to offer as well as to participate in group and evidenced-based treatment modalities. Our treatment program is different by design. We offer a space in which young men can help make decisions about their treatment plans and goals as well as feel supported as they begin to realize what is important to them outside of the treatment setting.