Upcoming Live Workshops

Courtney offers both live workshops and online training to mental health professionals on topics such as trauma, grief, hypnosis and creative and positive psychology approaches to treatment.

Known for her warm, witty style, she has a knack for breaking complex concepts into simple applications clinicians can use right away in their practices and get results!

Scroll down to find a workshop near you or contact her to bring her to your city!

February 2016

CreateFestlogoGet Out Of The Box And Into Your Right Mind!

CreateFest: The 1st Annual Virtual Creativity Festival for Therapists
February 26th-27th, 2016

Join us for CreateFest– a fun, virtual conference/creativity festival designed to give you new, creative tools you can use right away!  

Speakers include Bill O’Hanlon, Linda Graham, Ashley Davis-Bush, Becky Beaton… and more!

Here’s how the festival works:

  • 12 speaker interviews: These are short and lively. Each expert will speak on their topic for 20-30 minutes and then give us a take-away activity.
  • 12 Out of the Box Take-Away Activities: Following each interview, Courtney and Lisa will facilitate the experiential activity from our speaker. Again, you can participate on the live chat, share your insights and experiences and feel virtually connected to like-minded therapists.

You also get:

  • 12 CEU’s
  • Access to a Private Facebook page where connection and continued learning will happen before, during, and after the event.
  • Handouts from each speaker including the Out of the Box Take away (a resource you can use for yourself and your clients again and again).
  • Access to recorded interviews for a year.
  • Entry to win our fun lunchtime prizes (books, art, recordings)


  • Early-bird registration: $297 (when you sign up before 2/16/16, after 2/16, price is $349)
  • Bring a Friend Discount! Festivals are more fun when you attend with a friend, so we’re offering  special rates when you sign up with a buddy. Bring a friend and you both save $75. Your ticket price for all 12 speakers, 2 days of learning, and 12 CEU’s $222.
    Registration opening soon!  Click here for more details.

March 2016

NBCCFlogoTherapeutic Approaches to Trauma– Part 2: Interventions

Thursday, March 9th, 2016
Online Webinar: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST

Looking for creative, evidence-based interventions you can use to help clients heal from past trauma? In Part 2 of this webinar, I’ll go deeper into sharing effective trauma interventions and a 5-step process you can use to resolve traumatic memories.

This webinar is available for free to all Nationally Certified Counselors through the NBCC Foundation. Other mental health professionals will be able to access a recording of the webinar at a later date.

Register through www.nbccf.org or contact Courtney to be put on the registration list.

Did you miss Part 1 of this series?  

No worries, you can access the recording by registering with www.i-counseling.net. Once you register, you’ll find it in their Building Professional Excellence section, under the title “Therapeutic Approaches to Trauma.”

PsychNetLogo2015Psychotherapy Networker Symposium

March 17th-20th, 2016
Washington D. C., Omni Shoreham Hotel

The Psychotherapy Networker is one of the most inspiring conferences you’ll ever attend with fantastic talks and workshops from experts like Rick Hanson, Sue Johnson, David Whyte, and Steven Porges– plus fun activities morning through night.

I’m honored to be presenting at the Symposium again in 2016. Below are the topics, dates, and times for my workshops. Hope to see you there!

Playing to the Edge– Stretching Clients Beyond their Comfort Zones

Friday, March 18th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

My Most Unforgettable Session– An Evening of Storytelling

Friday, March 18th at 7 p.m.

How to Uplift Your Clients– The Secrets of Sparking “Aha!” Moments

Saturday, March 19th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To register and get more info about the Symposium, click here.

April 2016

lakeridge-logoHealing Trauma through the Emotional Brain

April 15th, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 
Oshawa, Ontario, CA– Tosca Banquet and Conference Centre

Surprising neuroscience discoveries have revealed essential keys for healing traumatic memories that are changing the way therapists treat trauma. In this workshop, participants will receive up-to-date information regarding these exciting brain science discoveries and learn how to apply them within the 3-phase model of trauma treatment. More specifically, participants will learn a simple 5-step protocol they can use to safely and painlessly resolve traumatic memories while uplifting and empowering their clients.  This protocol can also be used to reduce drug cravings and promote substance abuse recovery for individuals with substance abuse concerns as it affects the same neurological areas that hold traumatic memories.

You will learn: 

  • How emotional trauma is processed in the brain.
  • Explain why exposure techniques alone are not enough to relieve post-traumatic stress symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and hyperarousal states.
  • Name the 3-phases of trauma informed treatment.
  • The recent neuroscience discoveries regarding memory reconsolidation and its implications for treating both trauma and substance abuse.
  • List the 5-steps that all evidence-based trauma therapies have in common and how to apply them safely and painlessly to reconsolidate traumatic memories.
  • Demonstrate at least 2 experiential techniques that can be used to resource, uplift, and empower clients and diminish feelings of shame and helplessness.

Click here to download the registration form and fax or mail with your payment to Gail House at Pine Ridge Health Centre. (Gail’s contact information is on the registration form.)

Tuition cost: $195, which includes 6.5 CE’s and trauma therapy techniques you can use right away.

May 2016

NBCCFlogoThe New Rules for Treating Trauma

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
NBCCF Symposia:  Hyatt Regency, Reston VA

Surprising neuroscience discoveries have revealed the key to resolving traumatic memories and are changing the way therapists treat trauma. In this workshop, participants will get up to date on these exciting brain science discoveries, learn the 3-phase model of trauma informed treatment, and get a simple 5-step process they can use with clients to safely and painlessly resolve traumatic memories that is sensitive to the client’s personal, cultural, and spiritual values.

Best Practices for Trauma Informed Treatment

Friday, May 27th, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
NBCCF Symposia:  Hyatt Regency, Reston VA

Research suggests that at least 89% of the population has been exposed to some sort of traumatic event (natural disasters, childhood trauma, violent incidents, death etc.).  We now know trauma underlies many mental health issues (anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and reactive attachment disorder in children, etc.)  Fortunately, recent research has also let us know what works when it comes to treating trauma.

Please join me for this roundtable discussion at the NBCCF Symposia where we will discuss best practices for treating trauma and the essentials of trauma informed care.

To register for these NBCFF Symposia events, visit: www.nbccf.org/Symposium


Bring a workshop to your area!

Photo credit: Jacob Love

Photo credit: Jacob Love

Would you like Courtney to come to your area or do a webinar for your organization?

Courtney offers both live workshops and online training to mental health professionals on topics such as trauma, grief, hypnosis and creative and positive psychology approaches to treatment.

Known for her warm, witty style, Courtney’s workshops cover both the art and the science of transformational psychotherapy and include experiential activities that are fun and engaging. She has a knack for breaking complex concepts into simple applications clinicians can use right away in their practices.

Her workshops consistently get rave reviews and she can provide anything from short educational talks to 3-day professional workshops. 

To hire Courtney to speak for your organization, call 423-876-3490 or click here to e-mail her.

courtneyarmsinairPrevious Presentations and Conferences

  • Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Washington D. C. (2013, 2014, & 2015)
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association Conference (2015)
  • NBCC Foundation Professional Excellence Webinar Series
  • PESI Seminars, various cities in the Northeastern U. S.
  • GoodTherapy.org Webinars
  • NICABM (Nat’l Inst. for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine) Annual Conference
  • Foundations Freedom and Recovery Conference, San Diego, CA
  • American Psychotherapy Association Executive Summit
  • Association of Death Education and Counseling Annual Conference
  • Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Annual Conference, Nashville, TN
  • East Tennessee Annual Psychiatric Symposium, Knoxville, TN
  • Pine River Psychotherapy Associates, Atlanta, GA
  • Single Session Trauma Resolution, Tarrytown, NY
  • Authenticity Institute, Eliot, ME
  • Anxiety and Stress Management Institute, Atlanta, GA
  • Rapid Trauma Resolution one-day workshops in multiple locations throughout the U. S.
  • Transforming Traumatic Grief one-day workshops in multiple locations throughout the U. S.

Professional Consultations

Feeling stuck with a client? Need fresh ideas? Want to gain confidence in working with trauma, anxiety, grief, or navigating impasses in sessions? I am now offering professional consultations via Skype or telephone to therapists in 30, 60 or 90-minute blocks and we can record your session so you can reference it again.

To schedule a consultation, call 423-876-3490 or email me.