This page is for mental health providers, content includes information on basic trauma-informed care, links to webinars or other resources from specific models (IFS, Sensorimotor, AEDP, etc.), information on Telehealth, and other content.
This collection of resources, gathered by NESTTD members and friends, stems from various local, national, and international sources of research, clinical care, and public health teams. Resource lists will be updated regularly. We welcome you to use and share these resources for the benefit of you and your loved ones.
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Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Here you will find free practice resources to enable quick telehealth adoption during COVID-19 social distancing measures.
As the situation has evolved, many clinicians have moved to incorporate tele-therapy in their practice, in part or fully. Some have used this medium already, and many are utilizing it for the first time. This resources answers many questions mental health professionals may have about Telehealth including safety considerations, licensing, insurance, HIPPA, and reopening.
PESI: Use code TELEFREE
The use of technology is a common expectation of clients in today’s world (and at this time a requirement for safety). Providing distance therapy services makes sense for your practice, but understanding all the legal, ethical, business and in-session challenges can seem daunting. This resource offers a digital seminar on how to navigate telehealth as well as a certification at the end.
COVID-19 Virtual Seminar Series: Managing Suicidal Clients Remotely – Basic principles and case discussion
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Art Therapy Association (AATA):
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS):
Free Resources about the intersection of trauma treatment, public health, and worldwide disasters.
Abundance Practice Building
Abundant Practice Podcast
The Trauma Therapist Project
Institute for Creative Mindfulness
Webinar from 3/29/20 by Jamie Marich PhD and Amy Wagner LMHC, free resources available
Bruce Perry: Neurosequential Network State-Dependence and COVID-19
This YouTube video discusses the shift in functional capability of the human brain with a shift in internal "state." This principle is relevant for anyone interested in human behavior including parents, educators, and clinicians.
The Trauma Center
Social Work Career
Dorlee Michaeli, MBA, LCSW
Over 50 free resources that may be of help to you as a social worker, mental health professional and/or social work educator during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include free on demand trainings (some of which offer free CEUs), resources to assist with hospice and palliative care, protecting immigrant families, and several social work and higher education specific resources.
Free self-care resources donated by kind individuals and organizations that may be of help to you in managing COVID-19 anxiety and stress. These include various meditations, apps, coloring pages, ebooks, videos, support groups, toolkits to manage anxiety, and online yoga and exercise classes.
McLean webinar on helping clinicians cope by Dr. Blaise Aguirre (slides from his webinar)
6 Tips for Clinicians To Promote Self-Care
McLean's list of COVID-19 resources
Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute
Boston Area Trauma Recovery Network (TRN):
A network of licensed clinicians with specialties in trauma, who provide pro-bono (FREE!) short-term EMDR treatment to people affected by community disasters regardless of ability to pay.
Bruce Woods Patterson
Many ask, “Can EMDR be provided via a video session?” Bruce Woods Patterson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, EMDRIA approved consultant and training facilitator, and EFT provider explains how he uses this powerful method of treatment in virtual therapy.
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Includes guidelines for virtual therapy, online resources, EMDR-specific platforms, and more.
8 phases of Remote EMDR (with resources)
Global Child EMDR Alliance
Free archived webinar recording of EMDR child therapy during COVID-19.
Basic tips for providing EMDR therapy online. Tips on technology, setting up your therapeutic space, and using EMDR safely with your clients.
Scaling Up EMDR: Dr. Jarero Teaches Butterfly Hug
7-minute self-care video for therapists and clients.
Integrative Trauma Treatment
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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
SE March 2020 Webinar Lockdown Part 1
Join Dr. Levine and his Somatic Experiencing® Faculty as they discuss and demonstrate ways to soothe uncomfortable feelings associated with COVID-19. 40-minute lecture, including experiential exercises with Dr. Levine. This webinar is free.
Free Webinar Fridays
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Behavioral Health Trainings for Disaster Responders:
Psychological First Aid Manuals:The Red Cross
Benson-Henry Institute: Front-line Clinician Resiliency Groups (for Partners medical staff)
Supporting Resilient Survival During Covid-19: Understanding Traumatic Stress & Moral Injury for Health Workers, Their Loved Ones & Health Care Leaders.
Managing Stress for Healthcare Workers In A Public Health Emergency
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)'s App on Psychological First Aid
This is an app that let responders review PFA (Psychological First Aid) guidelines and assess their readiness to deliver PFA in the field. The app provides additional support when the responder is in the field by providing tips on different survivor groups (infant/toddler, preschool, school-age, adolescent, adult) and keeping track of survivor concerns and referral needs. Resource links are included to facilitate referrals.