Resolving Trauma Without Drama

Brief, Respectful, and Effective Approaches to Treating Post-Traumatic Stress

Open Enrollment Closes Soon (Click for Pricing Options)

Current new student enrollment closes on February 1, 2023 (will be the only open enrollment in 2023). Lifetime access to the course with purchase

Taught by Psychotherapist, Bill O'Hanlon, author of Quick Steps to Resolving Trauma

*Up to 9 Continuing Education (CE) Clock Hours for Behavioral Health Professionals with Course (Home Study Format)

People with post-traumatic stress often suffer for years and develop a variety of troubling and often crippling problems. This online course will detail both philosophy and methods for working in ways that are both brief and effective in helping work with people who have been traumatized.

An array of innovative methods have shown that previous conceptions and methods of working with trauma are unnecessarily long-term and possibly re-traumatizing. The alternative approaches offered in this course, rather than being based on the past and deterministic models, are oriented towards the present and future and a sense of possibilities.

This course is designed leave equipped with a different understanding of how to treat trauma and 4 specific methods you can use right away in your work. Through lecture, video examples, handouts, and presented research, course students will be equipped with new tools and ideas to work briefly, effectively and respectfully with even severe and long-standing traumas.

Learn how some people turn post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic success and the research that shows how they accomplish that.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. To consider what some of the prevailing trends are in psychotherapy work with trauma, as well as research that leads towards innovative directions for understanding trauma.
  2. To learn the application of 4 rapid methods for resolving trauma
  3. To explore 3 practical methods of creating hopeful futures for trauma survivors
  4. To process how to design therapeutic rituals


And know you can buy this course without any risk. We have a full refund policy for anyone who decides they do not want to keep the course within 30-Days of purchase.

This training contains up to 9 clock hours of behavioral health continuing education* under the approval bodies listed below.


PsychMaven is responsible for all aspects for this program.

*PsychMaven has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP)- ACEP No.6624. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. PsychMaven is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. PsychMaven is approved for both Live/Real Time and Home Study continuing education (CE) programs. This program is designed to meet the standards of NBCC content areas No.1 (Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship).

*PsychMaven is a Licensed Social Worker Continuing Education Provider under the Texas State Board for Social Worker Examiners (Provider No. 7751). PsychMaven may provide continuing education to Social Workers certified and/or licensed in that state, and in other states/jurisdictions that accept the Continuing Education (CE) approval of other state Social Work boards. Please contact your state licensing board if you have questions about the acceptability of continuing education (CE) hours.

*Note for Florida licensed clinicians (LMHCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs). PsychMaven's approval with NBCC is approved automatically for continuing education (CE) credit by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, pursuant to the rule 64B4-6.002(1)(e)1. However, PsychMaven is not registered with the systems of CE broker. Therefore, CE hours need to be self-reported by following the instructions found at the bottom of each CE certificate.

*Note for Georgia licensed clinicians (LPCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists).

  • For Georgia LPCs/LAPCs, PsychMaven's NBCC approval means the continuing education (CE) hours for this training meet criteria for core hours for continuing education under Georgia Rule 135-9-.01
  • For Georgia licensed social workers, PsychMaven's Texas Social Work Board approval means the continuing education (CE) hours for this training meet criteria for core hours for continuing education under Georgia Rule 135-9-.01.(5)(c).
  • For Georgia LMFTs/LAMFTs, PsychMaven's NBCC approval means the continuing education (CE) hours for this training meet criteria related hours for continuing education under Georgia Rule 135-9-.01
  • For Georgia licensed Psychologists, PsychMaven's NBCC approval means the continuing education (CE) hours for this training meet Area V hours under Georgia rules. Contact the Georgia psychology board if you have questions.

*Note for Ohio licensed counselors. PsychMaven's approval with NBCC is approved automatically for continuing education (CE) credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors. However, PsychMaven is not registered with the systems of CE broker. Therefore, CE hours need to be self-reported by following the instructions found at the bottom of each CE certificate.

For the latest on the Continuing Education (CE) Approvals of PsychMaven, as well as guidance on CE requirements for different disciplines, visit us at www.psychmaven.org/ce-approval

Your Instructor


Bill O'Hanlon, MS
Bill O'Hanlon, MS

William "Bill" O'Hanlon is a world renowned leader in the fields of brief psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis. Bill is the author of 40 books and has delivered over 3,700 talks around the world, and teaches others how to write and publish their own books and how to become paid public speakers. Bill is the co-founder of the Solution-Oriented Approach, a therapeutic method that focuses on identifying unrealized possibilities while acknowledging emotional and contextual issues. During graduate school, Bill studied with the eccentric and creative psychiatrist Milton Erickson (he was Dr. Erickson's only work/study student), he later became a major teacher/translator of Dr. Erickson's approaches to clinical hypnosis and change. More on Bill can be found at www.billohanlon.org


Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This course becomes available to new students during our open enrollment launches. This is a home-study course that can be done at your own pace. After you purchase the course, you will have lifetime access to complete the material when convenient in your schedule. Continuing education (CE) certificates will be issued on completion dates, not when you began the course.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
At PsychMaven, we deeply desire for students to have a positive course experience. And as a part of this, we want students to feel good about their decision in purchasing a course with us, and for them to know that they can purchase without risk. If you enroll in the course, and then decide that it is not a good fit, just reach out before 30-days after your purchase and we will gladly give you a full refund.
Does this course offer continuing education (CE) credit?
Yes! The course has up to 9 approved continuing education (CE) clock hours under multiple CE approval organizations (as listed in the course description) and can cover the approval needs of many mental health/professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, psychologists, and addiction professionals. However, all students are responsible for confirming if the CE approval of this course meets their CE needs. We can offer you further information about PsychMaven's CE approvals and resources, by visiting us at www.psychmaven.org/ce-approval
Are there extra fees for getting the continuing education (CE) hours with the course
No. The available continuing education (CE) clock hours with the course are available without any extra cost.

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