Etiotropic Trauma Management™
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Counselor, Associate Counselor, Manager and Counselor in Training Clarification of Certification Information and Agreements
Pronouncement and Agreement 2.0 (1st primary update since 1986)
This is Pronouncement 2.0 dated July 31, 2009
Competence and permission to administer ETM to members of the public are provided through completion of the ETM Professional Training School and compliance with the ETM Certification Agreement. It is supported by this document updated in 2009. The School, ETM Certifying Authority and the Agreement, together, are referred to as the ETM Professional Training and Certification Program.
ETM Certification Clarification
ETM TRT Certification does not give permission to any person to administer TRT or any counseling service to any one unless the respective state government authorizes that service to be provided through its clinical provider licensing programs.M
ETM Trainers Certify that an individual has completed the ETM TRT professional training course. The ETM Certifying Authority certifies ETM course graduates as Certified ETM TRT Counselors, Associate Counselors, Managers, Counselors in Training and or Trainers.
Since the ETM School's beginning in 1986, virtually all ETM School qualifying graduates have elected ETM certification. Upon completing the ETM School, these professionals have agreed that the rationales and guidelines that underpin ETM certification are necessary for the ethical transfer of proper authorizations to administer ETM to the public. Those rationales and guidelines are explained in this section.
ETM certification serves 3 purposes. First, it provides professionals with specific criteria and guidelines for the authorized administration of ETM. Second, certification assures members of the public who are seeking assistance via the ETM model that it will be delivered within a reasonable standard, the same one that provided the motivation for the referral. Third, the certification process meets natural responsibilities shared by the authors of ETM and its administrators (ETM counselors, associate counselors, managers and Licensed Trainers).
ETM's authors and their representatives, supervisor trainers, are meeting their responsibilities to the model's end users, trauma victims, by ensuring that ETM counselors, associate counselors, managers, and Licensed Trainers receive the training necessary to administer ETM: its theory is properly conveyed to and understood by the prospective ETM professional. The administrator completes the shared responsibility (shared duty to the end user) relationship by agreeing to comply with the criteria and guidelines for the proper administration of ETM as delineated in the text, the ETM School, and in accordance with the criteria and guidelines for the delivery of professional services governed by the professional's primary licensing authority and attending organizational management standards.
The method for consummating the arrangement between the ETM author(s) and ETM counselors, managers, and Licensed Trainers is the ETM Counselor (also manager and presenter) Certification Agreement. Consequently, ETM Certification, as stipulated in the pertinent ETM (Counselor, Manager, or Presenter) Certification/ (License for Trainers) Agreement, provides a framework through which all parties involved in the ETM model's disseminations can meet their ethical responsibilities to the public. With noted exceptions, facilitation of ETM by non ETM certified professionals or individuals abrogate this framework. Thus, facilitation by non ETM trained or certified professionals or individuals is not, except under the referenced special conditions, authorized by the ETM certifying authority.
Kinds of ETM certifications:
Certified ETM Counselor
The Certified ETM Counselor
designation provides recognition that an appropriately credentialed
professional has successfully completed the ETM Professional Training School
(including the online school and its beta version) and is in compliance with
the ETM Counselor Certification Agreement. An appropriately
credentialed professional, in this use meaning that the professional retains a
valid license, certification, or degree from a recognized authority, for
example, a state government or academic institution, to provide therapeutic
assistance to the public. Examples of an appropriately credentialed
professional include, but are not necessarily limited to, psychiatrists,
psychologists, MSWs (Masters in Social Work), licensed professional counselors,
chemical dependency counselors, some pastoral counselors (referring to those
who retain a publicly approved and granted license), and people with advanced
counseling degrees (where no government licensing authority prevails).
The Certified ETM Counselor designation authorizes professionals to administer, within the parameters of the professional's own (primary) licensing or certification authority, the ETM program. ETM Certification does not provide the authority to participate in the delivery of psychotherapeutic services not recognized or otherwise covered under or in the professional's primary licensing program.
Certified ETM Associate Counselor
The second ETM Certification provides people who have a need to address or in other ways manage, or participate in the management of, psychological trauma, as such management falls within the purview of special organizational situations. "Special organizational situations" refer to those situations where government agencies, educational institutions, certain non profit (not referring to churches) like community based agencies, organizations and medically-based (hospital) programs require an employee to function as a participant in the management of trauma-causing events or people affected by such events, and with regards to ETM TRT in a training role. Examples of organizations that meet the "special situations" criteria include, but are not limited to shelters and halfway houses for children / adolescents, battered spouses, and other similarly affected people. Other examples of people qualifying for the Associate ETM Counselor designation include, but also are not limited to, emergency medical services, administrative, nursing, school counselors, teaching and law enforcement personnel. The Associate ETM certification is valid only within the context of that, or similar, employment. The certification does not transfer to private practice, unless proper credentialing or special permission from the ETM Certifying Authority is otherwise attained.
Criteria / Limitations / Upgrades: Associate ETM Counselor
The Associate ETM Counselor certification is subject to the following limitations and criteria for the administration of the ETM program:
Certified ETM Manager
The ETM manager certification recognizes that a professional (not necessarily clinical) has completed the ETM School and agrees to apply, where organizationally appropriate, the approach to organizational management process and in a manner commensurate with the ethical and professional training guidelines governing the particular organization's operations. Examples of professionals who qualify for the ETM manager certification include school principals and administrators, school district superintendents, school counselors, emergency medical, fire and police chiefs, military officers, hospital/treatment facility administrators and hospital marketing personnel, and government agency supervisors and managers.
Licensed ETM Trainer (no further trainer licenses are available at this time in 2009)
The ETM Trainer license
recognizes that an individual has successfully completed the ETM Trainer
training process and is authorized to present the ETM School to the group of
professionals designated (to receive ETM training) by the related ETM Training
Module Agreement and in accordance with that agreement.
The ETM Licensed Trainer is authorized to provide ETM professional supervision to ETM Counselors, Associate Counselors, Managers and Presenters.
Students and Counselor-in-Training
A student and
counselor-in-training (CIT) may attend the ETM School and acquire both the
cognitive and experiential aspects of the theory for the purpose of eventually
becoming an ETM certified clinician: the student or CIT may pass the exam and
participate successfully in the experiential component of the curriculum. The
CIT may receive a certificate noting completion of the school.
There are, however, some prospective differences for this participant's training and eventual certification from the training of licensed clinicians. For example, a licensed professional or person employed in a special position that requires an understanding of experiential forms of therapy is assumed by an ETM School Presenter to be thoroughly trained in such experientially-based models; the student or CIT, however, may or may not be so trained. Thus, the Presenter conducts this special training (for students and CITs) with an eye toward conveying some of the additional information that often accompanies such facilitation exercises; both the student and the CIT require more attention from a Presenter than is otherwise administered by the ETM School to other participants: the additional training is a function of the relationship between the Presenter and the student and is outside of the training scope of the standard ETM curriculum.
Accepting such a training relationship is the responsibility, choice, of the Presenter. We recommend that the student complete a prerequisite in grief resolution or client centered therapy, or have considerable practical experience in the use of these therapies before attending the ETM School. Regardless of whether the student or CIT successfully completes the ETM School, neither the student nor CIT qualify for associate ETM certification status unless the particular student or CIT is employed in a professional position that requires the special certification. The student or CIT may, however, upon the eventual attainment of a particular professional license or upon gaining pertinent employment recognized as appropriate ETM TRT on the job training by the ETM Certifying Authority, qualify for and be accorded either ETM Counselor Certification or associate certification, depending on the license attained or employment gained.
Clinical Certification Disclaimer
ETM certification does not provide permission to non credentialed / non professional people to administer the clinical component (TRT) of ETM to the public. Specifically, ETM certification does not provide authorization to any individual who is not properly trained and licensed generally as counselor to engage in the business of providing psychotherapeutic or other professional therapy services, to include providing those services in private practice settings.
ETM Certifying Authority
The certifying authority for the ETM certification program evolves from the precedent established through the program's historical existence and a natural need to ensure that professionals who administer ETM are properly trained and functioning in agreement with the guidelines for that administration as set forth in that program. Jesse Collins (and Craig Carson in his absence), by virtue of his (1) creation of the ETM model, (2) uncontested superior knowledge of the model’s functionings whereby that knowledge was gained as the model’s developer with his wife over 7 years in its highly credentialed clinical treatment settings, and its implementation of its strategic application in its numerous organizational management environments for initially 15 years, and then from staffing and supervision of clinical and strategic management issues for a full 30 years (by 2009), (3) rights and responsibilities as set forth in the ownership of the intellectual properties referenced in the ETM Tutorial and as attends copyright law, and (4) are the determiners of what constitutes being "properly trained" and administrative "guidelines." Any person designated by the author(s) as a Licensed ETM Trainer has the author's permissions to professionally convey ETM theory to other clinicians / managers and to recommend for ETM certification by the ETM Certifying Authority qualified professionals as ETM Counselors, Associate Counselors or Managers.
The ETM Certifying Authority may change or discontinue the ETM training and certification program as determined by that authority.
ETM TRT Counselor, Associate, Manager and Counselor in Training Certification Agreement
ETM certification is subject
to this (following) agreement as it is attended by Pronouncement 2.0.
Upon successful completion of the ETM TRT School, the Certified ETM Counselor, Associate Counselor, Manager, or Counselor in Training agrees to:
ETM TRT certification does not provide permission to non credentialed / non government authorized professional people to administer the clinical component (TRT) of ETM to the public. Specifically, ETM certification does not provide authorization to any individual who is not properly trained and licensed by state or other government authority to engage in the business of providing psychotherapeutic or other professional therapy services, including TRT, and to also mean providing those services in private practice or any agency settings, non profit or otherwise.
Counselor Signature Acronym for Basic Credentials Date
Representing the ETM Certifying Authority Date