Trauma Workshop
St. Catherine of Siena

Next workshop coming soon. Check back for registration information by December 1, 2018. 


The Trauma Recovery Program started in the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Other dioceses which offer Trauma Recovery Programs include AtlantaLos AngelesManchesterOrange.  Specialized programs are being led in New Orleans (after the BP oil spill), Phoenix (for women moving out of the sex trade), and Kalamazoo (for jail inmates and released prisoners).

The book by Dr. Colin Ross, MD, The Trauma Model, is available on

Dr. Ross and Melissa Caldwell Engle supervise treatment programs using the Trauma Model at three hospitals:
Forest View Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI
Del Amo Behavioral Health in Torrance, CA
Timberlawn Mental Health System in Dallas, TX


Ken Schmidt, TRA’s Executive Director, also has published a book, called You Have Set Us Free. It’s a series of reflections that connect the experiences of Jesus during Holy Week to the experiences of trauma survivors.
​You can purchase it directly from him 
for $12 including shipping and handling
[TRA, 1150 W. Centre Avenue, Portage, MI  49024]  or purchase it at

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Read about our training in Rwanda
in 2011
​on our blog.


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