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A Skills-Based Approach to Sustaining a Career in the Helping Professions: The CE-CERT Model


January 5, 2024
9:00 – 10:30 A.M. PST




CEUs available! Information below.

This training will be presented in collaboration with our partner project, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC).


The CE-CERT model (Components for Enhancing Clinician Experience and Reducing Trauma) is an evidence-informed, synthetic model for reducing emotional distress for workers in the helping professions. This 90-minute training will provide an overview of the five model components and guided opportunities for you to self-audit your current strengths and needs for developing these skills. The result of this training will be an awareness of the skills needed to support autonomic regulation in a trauma-exposed environment, and specific action targets for addressing areas of need. 


Participants will:

  • Identify each of the five skills components that comprise the CE-CERT model
  • Define the relationship of each of the five skill domains (emotional engagement, reduced rumination, conscious narrative, emotional labor, parasympathetic recovery) to an individual’s own sense of well-being and emotion regulation during times of job strain or secondary trauma


Who should attend: All staff of family resource centers (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), community-based organizations, and other child- and family-serving systems.


Important Training Information:

  • This is a webinar-style training. This means that you will not be on camera and will not be able to see other learners. This training will not include breakout rooms. Opportunities to interact with the presenter(s) and other participants will be included.
  • This training will NOT be recorded.
  • By registering for a CalTrin training, you consent to be added to the CalTrin mailing list.



This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Chadwick Center For Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego (Provider #75651) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Chadwick Center For Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Please click here for additional information about continuing education credit.



Brian Miller, Ph.D. provides training and consultation on topics of secondary trauma, trauma informed supervision, and implementation processes nationally and internationally.  The second edition of his book, Reducing Secondary Traumatic Stress: Skills for Sustaining a Career in the Helping Professions will be released in early 2024. 

Dr. Miller’s experience includes tenure as Director of Children’s Behavioral Health at Primary Children’s Hospital, Director of Mental Health Services for Salt Lake County; Director of the Trauma Program for Families with Young Children at The Children’s Center in Salt Lake City; Clinical Director of Davis Behavioral Health, Associate Director of the Utah State Division of Mental Health; and as a psychotherapist in private practice. He holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a Mandel Leadership Fellow. He is the past board president for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Utah Chapter, and serves on the editorial review boards for the journals Traumatology and Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium. He serves on the Governor’s Commission on Education and Mental Health and is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. 




Author & CE-CERT Creator