Comprehensive Resource Model Basic Training

Cost of Training: $1100

34 CE’s Available for additional $40 is the provider of (CEs).

Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own
certificate after registering at, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation

Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. is approved by: 

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 
  • Florida Certification Board 
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2025 
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements. 
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-174-0225 Expires 02-2025 
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education 
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education 
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD) 
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Approval from a state licensing board for counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists is accepted by the OH CSWMFTB. 
  • New York Social Work Board – is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120. 
  • New York Mental Health Practitioners Board, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0260. 
  • New York Psychology Board, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0211 
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years. 
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2024. 
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit 
  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.

This 5 day training is the pre-requisite for all other CRM trainings.  There are four components to this training:

  1. CRM Case conceptualization and specific neurobiological interventions that create robust brain and body-based safety as a framework for trauma processing in sessions and personal agency between sessions
  2. The art of applying the concepts and skills in the most effective and attuned way particularly for Complex PTSD although the model is effective for most psychiatric diagnoses
  3. Teaching and inspiring therapists to expand their sophistication, confidence and competence in working with the nuances and intuition in healing others rather than simply applying protocols
  4. Providing the opportunity for therapists to apply CRM processing for their own deep healing which enhances their ability to attune to the more complex needs of their clients

The learning process includes didactic teaching, demonstrations and experiential practicums.  

CRM Trainings are intended exclusively for professionals who are trained, licensed mental health professionals (i.e. counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc.). By signing up for the training, you will confirm that this is applicable to you.  If you are currently a student and interested in attending a CRM training you will be welcome to join us upon receiving your license to practice but no active students are qualified to attend a CRM training.

Learning Objectives

1. Define the elements of the phenomenology of CRM 
2. Describe the clinical case conceptualization and neurobiology of CRM
3. Summarize the CRM conceptualization and practice of phased-based treatment (i.e.,
stabilization, processing and integration)
4. Formulate comprehensive case conceptualization for various diagnostic categories
5. Identify and implement CRM treatment within the framework of the neurobiology of
6. Differentiate between neurobiology and practice of Resourcing in CRM versus use of
Resourcing in other psychotherapeutic treatment modalities
7. Describe the neurobiology and practice of emotional memory re-consolidation
8. Formulate the Neurobiology of the CRM Resource Scaffolds
9. Compare and Contrast the Neurobiology of Attachment disruption versus secure
attachment and requirements for integrated attachment healing
10. Practice clinical applications of internally sourced neurobiological resourcing
11. Differentiate cognitive internal conflicts from neurobiological attachment paradoxes
12. Distinguish the development of Adult Self from Co-consciousness work with Ego
13. Discuss working with obstacles to treatment and thorough healing
14. Review psycho-education of trauma and CRM healing processes with clients
15. Formulate home-based work relevant to between session triggers
16. Explain importance of Therapist attunement to self and client
17. Practice specific breathing exercises that provide resourcing for various needs (ie.,
pain, panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares and racing thoughts).
18. Find eye positions for the anchoring of resources, and how to direct another to find
their own.
19. Utilize a variety of secondary resources for enhancing brain neuroplasticity and
positive neurophysiological changes (including but not limited to bilateral music,
imagery, cognitive intent, cognitive choice).
20. Practice neurobiological resourcing skills that promote trauma processing without re-
traumatizing the client
21. Apply self-care for therapists who work with severe and complex trauma
22. Summarize mapping of dissociative systems to increase co-consciousness, internal
cooperation and internal communication
23. Operationalize CRM skills in emotional memory reconsolidation of victimization,
perpetration and failed rescuer experiences
24. Utilize Ego State interventions that facilitate internal communication, cooperation,
and co-consciousness between dissociated parts of self
25. Identify the appropriate timing for facilitation of integration of dissociative states
26. Practice a full CRM resource scaffold for down-regulating emotional dysregulation
27. Practice a full CRM resource scaffold for processing traumatic memories or for
emotional memory reconsolidation
28. Operationalize the closing of sessions with brain-based safety and activation of
positive neuroplasticity
29. Utilize methods of catalyzing brain neuroplasticity to maintain the gains made in
treatment session
30. Evaluate the explicit needs of the therapist relevant to doing their own trauma and
attachment disruption work

Presenters: Lisa Schwarz, MEd and Elisa Elkin-Cleary, LCSW 

This training is provided for licensed mental health professionals only:
Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, (Licensed Substance Abuse Counselors if possible)


9:00 am – 11:00 am    Lecture: Overview and development of CRM
11:00 – 11:15               Break
11:15 – 12:30 pm         Lecture: Clinical conceptualization and phenomenology of CRM
12:30 – 1:00               Q and A
1:00 – 2:15                 LUNCH
2:15 – 2:45                 Lecture and group experiential Breathwork skills
2:45 – 3:45                Lecture and Online White Board: Neurobiology of trauma and CRM
3:45 – 4:00                Q and A
4:00 – 4:15                 Break
4:15 – 5:30                 Demonstration: Resource scaffold and trauma processing
5:30 – 6:00                Debrief/Q and A

9:00 – 10:00              Lecture: Neurochemistry of Seeking Affiliation
10:00 – 11:00             Group experiential of a 4-Resource Scaffold (Attunement, Breathwork,
                                 Affiliation, Attachment)
11:00 – 11:15               Break
11:15-11:45                  Debrief and Q and A relevant to group experiential
11:45 – 12:15               Lecture: Fixed Eye positions and how to find them
12:15 – 1:00                Lecture (part one): Internally generated secure attachment neurobiology
1:00 – 2:15                 LUNCH
2:15 – 2:45                 Q and A
2:45 – 3:00                Breathwork Group Experiential within the context of an activation target
3:00 – 3:45                Lecture: Brain topography/Fixed eye position for grounding and regulation
3:45 – 4:00                Break
4:00 – 5:30                Demonstration: Full CRM Resource Scaffold and trauma processing
5:30 – 6:00                Debrief /Q and A

9:00 – 10:30              Dyad Practice (part one)
10:30 – 10:45             Break
10:45 – 12:15              Dyad Practice (part two)
12:15 – 1:00                Debrief/Q and A
1:00 – 2:15                 LUNCH
2:15 – 3:30                 Lecture (part two): Developing internally generated secure attachment
                                  neurobiology and neurochemistry
3:30 – 3:45                Q and A
3:45 – 4:00                Break
4:00 – 5:15                 Demonstration: Trauma Processing within CRM Resource Scaffold
5:15-5:45                   Debrief/Q and A
5:45 – 6:00                Group experiential internal self-care through secure attachment neurobiology

9:00 – 10:15              Dyad practice (part one)
10:15 – 10:30             Break
10:30 – 11:45             Dyad practice (part two)
11:45 – 12:15              Debrief/Q and A
12:15 – 1:00               Lecture: Brain Neuroplasticity and Home practice development
1:00 – 2:15                LUNCH
2:15 – 3:30                Lecture: Trouble-shooting ego state-based obstacles to resource development
3:30 – 3:45               Q and A
3:45 – 4:00               Break
4:00 – 5:15                Demonstration: Working with obstacles to resource development
5:15 to 5:40               Debrief and Q and A
5:40 – 6:00               Live demonstration for “jump in” resourcing for emotional regulation

9:00 – 10:15              Dyad Practice (part one)
10:15-10:30               Break
10:30 – 11:45             Dyad Practice (part two)
11:45 – 12:15              Debrief and Q and A
12:15 – 1:00               Lecture: Using CRM with dissociative diagnoses
1:00 – 2:15                LUNCH
2:15 – 3:30                Demonstration: CRM resource set up with dissociative clients
3:30 – 4:15                Debrief and Q and A
4:15 – 4:30                Break
4:30 to 5:30              Lecture: Post-traumatic growth using CRM Resourcing
5:30 – 6:00               Q and A and Closing

$1100 per person for the 5 day training

By registering for this training you agree to the following cancellation policy:
In case of written cancellation of the contract up to 2 months prior to the training, I will be refunded the full seminar fee minus an administrative fee of $30. In case of cancellation up to 1 months prior, I will be refunded 50% of the seminar fee. In case of later cancellation or not showing up, I must pay the full seminar fee unless I provide a substitute.  If CRM LLC cancels I am entitled to a full refund of registration fees or a transfer to a future CRM training.

All grievances must be in writing to and will be replied to within 5 – 10 business days.

ADA Assistance:
This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact if special accommodation is required.

Conflict of Interest:
There are no known conflicts of interests for this workshop


Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed.
Licensed Psychologist # PS-007378-L  Expires 11-30-23
Job Description: President of CRM LLC, International Educator, Consultant, Private Practice

Elisa Elkin-Cleary, LICSW
Licensed clinical social worker, #1299 NH Expiration 09/01/2024 and # 114326 MA Expiration 12/31/2022
Job description:  CRM Director of Certification and private practice