Therapeutic Life Story Work (TLSWi) certificate

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

"I honestly think this training was life changing for me...I'm excited to get started with the kids."
~Adoptive parent

Richard Rose

Dr. Bruce Perry describes, "...the way that Richard Rose lays out the core elements of this approach is both practical and elegant."

International life story work expert, author and adoptee Professor 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, creative education opportunity for therapists, counselors, social workers, CASAs, foster-adoptive parents, educators committed to supporting individuals who have experienced trauma or disrupted attachments, and those with extensive lived or professional experience. Richard trains worldwide, including in Japan, Portugal, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Russia, Norway, Finland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, Scotland, Wales, England, Australia and has worked with Indigenous Australians, First Nations, and Native American Tribes and—lucky for us—Oregon.


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

This Certificate is offered as a small group, virtual training series held live. Spots are limited. Download Flyer Here!

Cost $1250 which includes:


  • 6 full days of specialized training on Zoom (but LIVE)
  • 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 3 or more!

Please contact ORPARC at

Evidence Based Reports on Richard Rose's signature TLSWi approach:

Some of the many articles & resources citing TLSWi, Richard Rose's Work
Download a full list of over 100+ references!