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Progressive Counting

Progressive Counting is an empirically-supported trauma treatment that is effective, efficient, well-tolerated by clients, and relatively easy to master. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for working with clients of all ages (emphasis on adults) who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. This in-depth training will cover trauma theory, impact of trauma and loss, self-care for counselors/therapists, identification and assessment of traumatized clients, and directly helping clients to manage their symptoms, resolve their trauma/loss memories, and prepare to cope effectively with future challenges.

The training program involves lecture, demonstration, and in-class practice. This is an experiential training, and part of the learning is to practice the interventions with other participants. Although participants are always in charge of what they disclose, some individuals have reported that their participation led to facing personal issues.

The training program involves lecture, demonstration, and in class practice. This is an experiential training, and part of the learning is to practice the interventions with other participants. Although participants are always in charge of what they disclose, many individuals have reported that their participation led to facing personal issues.

This program is for 32 CE
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

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Harmonyhearth Center for Wisdom

Kriss Jarecki, ACSW, LCSW-R, has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1987. She was a faculty member of Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute for 8 years and is a consultant and trainer for Progressive Counting and EMDR. Kriss currently serves on the EMDR International Association Board of Directors and was a member of the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee for four years. She served as a co-regional coordinator for the WNY EMDR Regional Network for 10 years, worked for 7 years as a field instructor for the UB School of Social Work and has over ten years’ experience as a clinician and supervisor in the field of chemical dependency. Kriss currently has a private practice serving children through adults and treats challenges such as PTSD, self-injurious behaviors, depression, anxiety, phobias, and adjustment issues. She has published articles in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Traumatology and Counseling and Psychotherapy Research. You can contact Kriss at harmonyhearth64@gmail.com


Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Nurses, Other: LMHC - All Levels


Course Objectives:

- Identify the three primary symptoms of posttraumatic stress.                     
- Name and sequence the phases of treatment in the trauma-informed phase model.                     
- Name and sequence the experiences the brain requires for memory reconsolidation.                     
- Name the three principles that guide trauma-informed treatment.                     
- Conduct a structured trauma-sensitive initial interview.                     
- Conduct a structured interview for trauma and loss history.                     
- Guide a client to identify and commit to their treatment-related goals.                     
- Explain to a client how past trauma or loss can lead to ongoing problem behaviors or symptoms.                     
- Develop a systematic and comprehensive trauma-informed treatment plan.                     
- Guide a client to avoid high-risk situations.                     
- Guide a client to visualize an imagery sequence for enhancing attachment status.                     
- Guide a client to develop and practice a desired behavior in a challenging situation.                     
- Identify at least four elements of a trauma resolution procedure that can contribute to positive outcome.                     
- Describe the basis of the research support for PC.                     
- Describe the advantages and pitfalls of the three major target selection strategies (determining which memory to treat first, next, etc.).                     
- Guide a client to identify the beginning and ending for their trauma story “movie” in preparation for PC.                     
- Guide a client through a PC session.                     
- Utilize the proper notation to memorialize a PC session in the treatment note.                     
- Implement a structured check-in with clients in the session after they did PC.                     
- Determine how long the next count should be, in a variety of situations, during PC.                     
- Define what constitutes “stuck” in a PC session.                     
- Determine why a client may be stuck, and implement the corresponding intervention.                     
- Debrief a client following a PC session and assist them in regaining composure.                     
- Use the Case Consultation rubric to determine what needs to be done with a given client to prepare them for PC.



Day 1

Morning (9-12:30)

  • Introduction to trauma and post-traumatic stress.

  • Trauma’s contribution to reactivity and symptoms/problem behaviors.

  • Analyzing presenting symptoms/problem behaviors from a trauma perspective.

  • Overview of trauma treatment and phases of treatment.

  • Core principles/practices of trauma-informed treatment.


Implementing the “common factors” that support successful treatment outcome.

Research on the Fairy Tale Model


Afternoon (1:30-5)

  • Setting up treatment; initial interview

  • Conducting a trauma/loss history interview.


Day 2


  • Trauma-informed case formulation.

  • Enhancing the client’s motivation and commitment.

  • Treatment planning and contracting.



  • Stabilization strategies for safety and security.

  • Developing a more secure attachment status.

  • Self-management skills for stability, competence, and confidence.


Day 3


  • Overview of trauma resolution treatment methods/approaches.

  • Guidelines for selecting which memory to work on.

  • Group experience with Progressive Counting (PC)



  • Supervised practice with PC.

  • PC problem solving


Day 4


  • Following up from a trauma resolution session.

  • What happens after trauma resolution?

  • PC review

  • PC practice



  • PC practice

  • Consolidation of gains; anticipating future challenges

  • Using the framework to problem-solve cases

  • Practice with a trauma-informed supervision/consultation model.

  • Guidelines for practicing and utilizing the interventions.


Day 5

  • Review, Group consultation