Therapeutic Life Story Work Certificate

Earn the first ever U.S. based Certificate in Therapeutic Life Story Work (TLSWi)!


International life story work expert Richard Rose, AAP, MBA, BPhil, PGSWE, PQCCA, CQSW, of Child Trauma Intervention Services (CTIS) and Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) are delighted to debut this advanced education opportunity for therapists, counselors, social workers, educators committed to supporting individuals who have experienced trauma or disrupted attachments, CASAs, foster and adoptive parents, and those with extensive lived or professional experience. Learn more about Richard here and explore the TLSWi membership site. Browse ORPARC's life story work resource page.

View Oregon's current Directory of Statewide Certified Therapeutic Life Story Work Practitioners.

COVID Note: Originally a six full day in-person series, this certificate is now temporarily offered as a virtual training series. Spots are limited!

TLSWi Flyer for next series (.pdf)

Cost $1250 which includes:

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  • 6 full days of specialized training
  • CEU's
  • Free copy of Life Story Therapy with Traumatised Children by Richard Rose
  • One year's free student membership to the TLSWi membership site
  • Certificate awarded upon completion of the series
  • Listing in exclusive Therapeutic Life Story Work practitioner directory

Practitioners working with children & families involved in child welfare systems prioritized. Organizational discounts available for groups of 5 or above!

Please contact ORPARC at

March 2021

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