Are you a therapist that is frustrated and overwhelmed from working with complicated families and trying to piece together interventions to meet the complexity of the problems?

Hey, I'm Barbara Woods, Ph.D. I train therapists to be the go-to specialist for intergenerational trauma in their practice or area by becoming a Certified Intergenerational Trauma Specialist. 

Where can i learn?

There are several ways to start your journey as the go-to expert for intergenerational trauma in your practice:

Five Domains of Assessment Checklist for Therapists (FREE!)

Learn the five domains of assessment that are critical to identify the impacts of intergenerational trauma in therapy.

Become skilled at identifying these impacts and you will have greater retention in therapy, improved outcomes, less burnout, and greater confidence in treating complex families.

Intergenerational Trauma Toolkit for Therapists

Are you taking endless courses, certifications, and trainings to develop the many skills required to treat complicated families?

Transform the most complicated cases you'll see in the therapy room with this assessment and brief intervention system.

Get off the training hamster wheel and start making progress with difficult cases!

The Courageous Way - Intergenerational Trauma Program & Certification

Become an Intergenerational Trauma Specialist and transform overwhelm and frustration from working with complex families into being a CourageousTherapist.

This program is the most efficient & effective system of interventions to transform intergenerational trauma into family resilience.

PSychoTherapy approach

What is the Intergenerational Resilience Method ?

The Intergenerational Resilience Method is a collection of interventions that are organized to create an efficient and effective framework that addresses the impacts of intergenerational trauma across generations.

This combination of interventions addresses the difficulties related to significant autonomic dysregulation, attachment disruptions, child development impacts, and family connection.

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Check out what colleagues & students

have to say:

"Barbara Woods, PhD. is a passionate advocate for children and their families. I have co-led a book study with Barbara and experienced her creativity and ability to teach others, parents and professionals. She is highly knowledgeable about trauma and Polyvagal Theory. Through her trauma-informed approaches and expert guidance, she helps each person who’s life she touches."

Doreen Hunt, MA OTR

occupational therapist

"As a busy, single mom (and business owner) of 2

kids...we were really struggling post-divorce with a lot of melt-downs and the kids feeling depressed. Dr. Barbara gave me amazing resources and customized coaching to help me align with my own childhood pain and apply the empathy and healing to help my own children. I highly recommend her!"

Tiana Smith


"I have consulted with Barbara to help me bring the Polyvagal Theory and the Safe and Sound Protocol into my private practice. I’ve been working with trauma my whole career (30 plus years) and I know a solid, and approachable professional when I meet one! Her enthusiasm and passion for her work is contagious. After I watched one of her recent videos I told her she reminds me of everyone’s favorite teacher. If you have a chance to work with her, don’t pass it up."

Carol JS Nickerson, LICSW, CFT

clinical social worker

episode list

Intergenerational Trauma & Resilience Podcast (COMING SOON)

Got a question?!?  Connect with Dr. Woods!