"That was a great program! Every hospital and healthcare provider should go through this training because it is so helpful. I used it with a patient the day after!"
– Cathy Stallworth, MD
"RICH Relationships are so important. I never had a framework for them, but I know these are the kinds of relationships we all need. All of a sudden I can understand why my staff behave the way they do and can respond differently. It has already made a difference at work. Thank you SO much."
- Pam Pannell, Project Manager, Retail Reset Operations
"I just wanted to let you know that in my role at church, I have contact with hurting people on a frequent basis. The workshop really helped me have a way of looking at them that has dramatically reduced my stress."
– Valerie Dennison, Ministry Team
"A lot of trouble could be prevented if we practiced RICH relationships."
– Huba Nagy, MD
Risking Connection® creates a robust trauma-informed frame for many of the most-used interventions and processes This includes CBT, DBT and EMDR as well as methods for adapting education and workplace processes to a more trauma-responsive pattern.
Available in a variety of delivery options from half to full days based on application, staffing, and audience, this course helps you:
This instructor-led course is six sessions averaging 90 minutes each. Foster parents want to be there for the children and youth they serve—and this course helps them increase the tools in their toolkit, recognize their needs for self-care, and work with their childrens’ behavior from the Risking Connection® perspective. Helps reduce the trauma of being a foster parent and can make a powerful difference for children and families alike.
An excellent addition to your conference, association meeting, or as a value-added in-service training, this program brings the highlights of the Risking Connection® relational frame in focus. Ideal for healthcare settings or people who will support frontline workers providing services. Available as a one-day event or two 3-hour sessions, this program covers these topics and more:
This course uses a combination of experiential and immersive scenarios based on the story of a family in crisis. It works best when accompanied by teleconferences, application activities and assignments, and other supports that we will tailor to meet your organizational needs. When used as part of an organizational effort to foster adoption of Risking Connection® the time you spend with the online version and using it to bring new people up to speed, as a jumping-off point for discussion of current situations, and as a thought-provoking process can be as many hours as you make it.
Individuals may choose to simply complete the course or participate in additional conference calls.
The forms you download are the same ones in the book and the cases you work on that are outside of the Bolton’s story are from Risking Connection, making it a seamless transition. There are additional updated resources as downloads in the online course.
Highly customized trainings are currently available for agencies or groups of individuals who are working in the following fields:
Application trainings offer instruction specific to the given work setting and teach use of the RC Essentials for
Application training sessions can range from 6-20 hours, depending on the needs of the audience, organization, or work setting. Contact us to develop a follow-up training that is right for you.
Risking Connection’s® organizational consulting process facilitates systemic change in environments where trauma survivors seek help:
"It really offered an empathetic training that helped the practitioner to understand the attempts clients make (sometimes [with] symptomatology) to deal with trauma."
"It gives the health care professional a comprehensive tool to provide a therapeutic environment that does not completely deplete the provider."
"It taught me a great deal about looking at myself and the importance of self-care in order to care for others. I learned so much about trauma, crisis response, and the importance of strong client relationships."
"[It made it possible for me to] make a palpable connection to clients—which is what helps as much as anything."
"It utilizes an empathic, non-judgmental frame in which to talk about and work on client’s trauma and all of their relationships…."
"[This training included] many valuable concepts which are not necessarily included in other trainings I’ve been to, i.e., emphasis on self-care for therapists and understanding VT."
"[This training made it possible for me to] quite simply, become a better counselor and very importantly, learn how to protect myself from vicarious traumatization and subsequent burnout. I know how to empathize with myself so I can do a better job of it with my clients."