Women’s Trauma Recovery Empowerment (WTREM) Group Intervention Training


# of CE's: 13

1.3 IACET CE's

The W-TREM intervention, a SAMHSA recognized model, is a 24-session, manualized group intervention. It addresses the impact of interpersonal violence and trauma on women with serious, persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The model comprises psychoeducation and cognitive behavioral modalities. At the end of the workshop participants can co-facilitate this group model. Participants in this training have completed the required application requirements.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss data regarding prevalence of interpersonal violence (physical & sexual abuse) in the lives of women;
  • List the core assumptions, which provide the foundation for the TREM approach to trauma recovery work;
  • Discuss the complex and multiple connections between trauma, mental health symptoms, and substance abuse;
  • List at least three (3) common responses to interpersonal violence that women exhibit;
  • Discuss strategies needed to form and sustain TREM group membership;
  • Discuss format of the sessions and how that distinguishes TREM from other individual and group approaches to trauma recovery;
  • Identify specific leader techniques used in the TREM model;
  • Practice leader techniques in “mock groups” with feedback and coaching from workshop leaders and participants;
  • Identify how and when to use grounding techniques with individuals participating in group sessions;
  • Discuss the need for self-care for staff members who facilitate TREM group

Intended Audience:

Practitioner and Direct Service staff from behavioral health programs/agencies that have successfully applied for this training.

Instructional Level:


Completion Requirements:

To Receive CE Credits Participants Must Attend Entire Presentation & Complete a Course Evaluation