Building Trauma-Informed & Resilient Communities

Building Trauma-Informed & Resilient Communities Online

Online Continuing Education Group

 Presented by:
Taunya Marie Tinsley, PhD, DMin, NCC, LPC


A trauma-informed and resilient approach is one where communities, organizations, programs and systems: (1) realizes the prevalence and impact of trauma, (2) recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in individuals, families and groups, (3) responds by integrating the knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures and practices, and (4) resists practices that could cause more harm (SAMHSA, 2018). These monthly on-line workshops are designed to assist participants with increasing their awareness and knowledge of trauma, including psychological trauma and vicarious trauma, and the key principles of a trauma-informed approach. Additionally, these monthly online workshops are designed to provide practical and evidence-based techniques and skills for how ministers, community leaders, and mental health professionals can develop trauma-informed and resilient communities.


  1. Participants will be able to realize the prevalence and impact of trauma.
  2. Participants will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in individuals, families, and groups.
  3. Participants will be able to understand practical and evidence-based techniques and skills for developing trauma-informed and resilient communities.

Speaker's Bureau

A professional group of Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute staff who offer training in their respective areas of expertise. The members of the bureau work collaboratively to construct individual seminars to provide the community up to ten hours of continuing education opportunity.

Typical Seminars Offered During Spring and Fall

  • "Understanding Client Religious Diversity: Clinical Issues & Best Practices in Respectful Dialogue" presented by Luisa V. Nayhouse MA, MS, LPC
  • "The Comfort of Clay: Spirituality and Healing Through Connections" presented by Elizabeth Crosgrove, BA Ceramics and Art Education
  • "Embracing Spirituality: Behavioral Health Treatment for Addiction" presented by Sean Burns, MDiv, LCSW
  • The Labyrinth of Trauma: Navigating with a Sacred Compass presented by Kathleen Brainard-Lee M.A., LPC
  • "Hope Amidst Trauma: Responding to Domestic Violence" presented by Doreen Weiss, LPC
  • "Spirituality in Psychotherapy: A Case Study" presented by Rachel Kornfield Becker, LCSW


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If you are ever interested in learning continuing education online, please email Lisa at lbergquist@ppicounseling.org to learn more about Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Education in Pittsburgh.