Therapeutic Life Story Work Certificate

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


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 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, CASAs, foster and 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. 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.

Download Flyer - Cohort #7!

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

NEW! Evidence Based Studies on Richard's signature TLSWi approach:

Some of the Many Articles & Resources Citing TLSWi, Richard Rose's Work

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!

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September 2021

TLSWi Certificate - Cohort #7
Friday, September 10, 2021 – 10:00am
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