A-TIP Training

In the world we live in today, having real skills to recognize and work with trauma is increasingly necessary. If you are seeking greater competency and want to practice proven skills to regulate yourself and others, this 8-hour training is for you.

This training is designed for psychotherapists, medical personnel, clergy, school personnel, bodyworkers and anyone wanting to expand their trauma knowledge and responsiveness.  We will draw from latest research in the trauma treatment field.

This trauma-informed workshop is applicable for professionals across fields as well as individuals interested in understanding trauma on a deeper level. Within this two-day training, participants will gain a clearer understanding of trauma and what they can do to help others.  They will also learn and practice a tool that they can then use with the consent of others.

Besides a training, this course ends up being a conversation about trauma, emotions, boundaries and what we can and cannot responsibly do to be of real help to others.   We will be practicing the A-TIP technique with each other.

A-TIP is a version of EMDR that keeps the targeted material very specific.  It is a set of protocols using eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation that may be used by para-professionals to immediately desensitize acute stress in crisis situations.

This workshop includes lecture, video, practice, and exercises designed to be used for people in the helping professions who deal with the public, but who are not necessarily professional counselors, psychologists, or therapists.


Friday  •  4:30am – 8:30pm

Saturday  •  10:30 am – 2:30 pm


One day from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

7 CEUs available.


For registration questions, please contact Toni Rahman or Mariana Ayon


The training is offered on a donation basis ($10-$20).


A-TIP  Workshop Overview

We all are challenged from time to time with an acute traumatic incident, e.g., assault, divorce, natural disaster, sudden loss of a loved one, etc.  While just talking with a ‘supportive ear’ often helps the survivor work through the experience, at times talking is not enough – the survivor is still ‘living it.’  In those situations more focused interventions may be necessary.

Acute Traumatic Incident Processing (A-TIP) utilizes bilateral eye movements to help desensitize the survivor to the traumatic event to the point where talking about it may be of help.

Research has shown that bilateral eye movements rapidly diminish the vividness of images and the strong emotions/physical sensations associated with a traumatic event.

This one- or two-day presentation of A-TIP will teach you, the skilled professional, how to administer bilateral eye movements in a very structured protocol, to help you treat survivors suffering from acute traumatic stress.

A-TIP Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the neurobiology of trauma
  • Understand the rationale for the A-TIP protocols
  • Demonstrate the A-TIP protocols

View PowerPoint Presentation here: A-TIP – Columbia

View PowerPoint Presentation here: A-TIP Festus

A-TIP is a crisis intervention developed by Roy Kiessling, LISW