Betrayal Trauma Training (September 30th-October 2nd, 2020)

This training will be facilitated by Marnie Breecker, LMFT, CSAT and focuses on the treatment of betrayal trauma and recovery. It is designed for therapists who are interested in working with sex addiction and betrayal trauma but do not have the interest or resources at this time to pursue certification.

The training is comprised of four modules and each module is comprised of four components: education, experiential exercises, case studies, and Q&A. This training will prepare you to work with sex addicts, partners, and couples impacted by betrayal trauma immediately. However, it is highly encouraged that you seek supervision with a specialist if your intention is to specialize in working with this population.

Space is limited to eight students, so register soon to reserve your spot!  Please contact for more information and to register.  Please see this flyer for more details.

Previous Trainings

Reparenting Training for Therapists (February 15-17, 2019) 

Learning to Grow Yourself Up and Be a Functional Adult in Relationships                                              

This training will be facilitated by Marnie Breecker, LMFT, CSAT and Neil Strauss, best-selling author.  Since 2010, Marnie has taken all of Pia’ Mellody’s trainings (some more than once).  As a couples therapist with a center devoted to relational healing, Pia’s model of developmental immaturity is the foundation of her integrative model of relational healing.   Marnie and her staff have been using this model in their work with clients for years with excellent results and she feels passionate that other helping professionals learn these important skills.

Marnie and Neil share a deep respect and passion for Pia Mellody’s model.  They are very excited about this opportunity to train therapists to teach their clients how to grow themselves up and be the functional adult necessary to maintain healthy intimate relationships.

When asked why he was interested in co-facilitating this training with Marnie, he said “This work transformed my entire life.  It has allowed me to be able to be a functional adult 97% of the time.  I want to spread the model to as many people as possible and make the world a better place.”

There is limited space available, so register soon to reserve your spot!  Please contact for more information and to register.  Please see this flyer for more details.

Sex Addiction Training Series (Starting in January 2019)

This training will be facilitated by Marnie Breecker, LMFT, CSAT, who has been a certified sex addiction therapist since 2010.  It is a four-part series, which can also be taken individually. The first module is starting in January 2019.  This training is a great opportunity for therapists who want to specialize in this area, as well as people who are just curious and interested in learning about this population.  This special training is limited to 8 students, so register soon to reserve your spot!  Please contact for more information and to register.  Please see this flyer for more details.

Post Induction Therapy (PIT) Training (2017): PIT is a therapeutic treatment approach developed by Pia Mellody during her life-long work at The Meadows Treatment Center.  The premise of PIT is that childhood trauma, including child abuse and neglect, is the origin of developmental immaturity.  The PIT treatment model goes beyond symptom-relief and instead focuses on the core Issues that maintain behavioral and relational problems.  This training will use both educational and hands-on experiential methods.

As a participant, you will learn a step-by-step approach to treating the origin of the client’s current pain and how to facilitate healing by recognizing the core issues and secondary symptoms by using experiential work to heal trauma wounds.  You will also learn about the origin of shame binds, love addiction and love avoidant relational patterns and how to use experiential work to heal trauma wounds. Please see this flyer for more details

Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training (2016): This 20 hour training will focus on the practice and process of Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY), and will provide you with specific yoga tools to help you better serve anyone who has experienced trauma. This training is designed for yoga teachers and practitioners, as well as for mental health professionals who are looking to expand their practice to include treatment of the body as well as the mind. Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). TSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, Neuroscience, and Hatha Yoga practice with an emphasis on body-based yoga forms and breathing practice. Please see this flyer for more details.