PTSD affects 15% of people who have witnessed a traumatic event in the context of attacks, wars, accidents, aggressions, or natural disasters.

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E-learning - May 12, 13, 14 - 2021

E-learning dates : 1000 $ CAD

(special offer valid until 2021/05/02)
Location of the training : on line

Duration : 2.5 days
Schedules (Montreal Time) : Days 1 & 2 – 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Day 3 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Training will be provided by Dr Daniel SAUMIER, PhD with the participation of Dr Alain BRUNET, PhD

The Training Program: Who is this for?

Who is this training for?

This training is conducted at an intermediate level. It is offered to all mental health professionals who have a post-graduate university degree and are legally qualified to practice psychotherapy, as well as to therapists practicing alternative techniques that are recognized.

What are the objectives of this training?

  • Differentiate between the various stress and trauma related disorders
  • Understand the theory of reconsolidation
  • Learn about the studies supportting Reconsolidation Therapy

This course will provide you with the knowledge required to diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and adjustment disorder (AD).

The training can be attended in-person or online (e-Learning). Reconsolidation Therapy can be practiced online or face to face.

What skills does the training provide?

  • 1. Recognize, identify and distinguish between various stress and trauma-related disorders.
  • 2. Understand the theory of memory reconsolidation (neuroscience).
  • 3. Know the empirical studies that support the use of reconsolidation in the patient.
  • 4. Be able to practice this therapy and method in your professional practice.

This innovative training in the context of psychological trauma care, based on scientific research and protocols, enables the development of specific skills in the psychodiagnosis and treatment of stress- and trauma-related disorders. It is also possible to treat via teleconsultation.

Training content and related services

Duration of Training:

The Brunet Method™ training comprises of a 16 hour course distributed over 2.5 days.

Educational, Technical and Supervision Procedures::

The course curriculum includes:

  • A reading program
  • An instructional PowerPoint explaining the theory of Reconsolidation Therapy
  • Three treatment protocols (Dx, Rx, and Tx) taught using role-playing games
  • A documentary film – case study
  • Group work in small and large groups

The first day of training focuses on the theoretical component. The second day consists of more practical training. The third day is a combination of both theoretical and practical elements.

Course-related material provided:

  • Collection of scientific articles
  • A copy of the training PowerPoint slides
  • Diagnostic and medical evaluation forms
  • detailed treatment protocol.

Evaluation and Follow-up Procedures:

  • The training will include a role-playing component in which trainees will have the opportunity to practice the treatment on one another. In doing so, trainees are able to share comments and tips that will improve their technique.
  • After completing the course, trainees will have two 1.5 hour group clinical supervision sessions (via Zoom).

Training-related services

Upon completion of the training, you are entitled to:

  • A training certificate attesting to the completion of the course for the current year.
  • A 3 mounth membership to the Reconsolidation Therapy International Association, which provides its members information on upcoming events and new content.
  • Your name and address in the registry of trained professionals in Reconsolidation Therapy. This is an online registry opened to the public providing access to the list of professionals trained in the Brunet Method™ by country and region.

NOTE: Registration with the Reconsolidation Therapy International Association must be renewed annually in order to maintain benefits.

Training Curriculum

Day 1

Defining Psychotrauma:

  • History of trauma and its prevalence
  • Trauma: a confrontation with the reality of death
  • Psychological trauma in the DSM-5 (AD, PTSD)
  • Psychological trauma in the ICD-11 (PTSD, complex PTSD)
  • Trauma, with a “small t” (breakups, losses, bereavements)
  • Type II trauma (complex PTSD)
  • Differential diagnoses

Psychometric assessment of psychological trauma

  • The Life Events Checklist (LEC)
  • The Peritraumatic Distress Inventory (PDI)
  • The Impact of Event Scale – Revised (IES-R)
  • The Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES-T)
  • Comorbidity (drug addiction, depression, dissociative disorder, Axis I and II)
  • Suicide risk

Psychological trauma: the Theory behind the ‘Illness’.

  • Theories of learning
  • Neurobiology of Trauma and Emotional Memory

Psychological trauma: Current Treatments and their Limitations

  • Current psychotherapies
  • Current drug therapies

Psychological trauma: A theory of ‘healing’.

  • Memory consolidation
  • Blocking reconsolidation
  • Overview of important studies

Effectiveness of Reconsolidation Therapy

  • Efficiency studies regarding Reconsolidation Therapy
  • Exerceice: Writing a Traumatic Narrative

A Documentary on Reconsolidation Therapy

Day 2

Writing the Trauma Narrative

  • Role-play
  • Selecting the “trauma index”
  • What make for a good trauma narrative
  • Specifications: length of the story, verb tense, person narrative.
  • Including the “hot spot”

The ‘Rx’ Medical Evaluation Protocol.

  • The proper dosage of propranolol
  • Medical contraindications
  • Drug Interactions

FAQ from Patients and Answers

  • Role-play
  • Propranolol dosage
  • Medical contraindications
  • Drug Interactions

The First Reconsolidation Session

  • Role-play
  • Psychoeducation
  • An overview of treatment session #1.

Reconsolidation Sessions 2 to 7

  • Role-playing component
  • Procedures for sessions 2-6
  • Modifying the trauma narrative
  • Introduction to the concept of Mismatch
  • Session 7: the final assessment follow-up

Day 3

Who can benefit from Reconsolidation Psychotherapy?

  • Phobias
  • Drug addiction
  • The polytraumatized patient
  • Treatment of children
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Contraindications and Serious Adverse Reaction (SAE): What to do?

Mismatch techniques


Graduation ceremony

  • The International Association for Reconsolidation Therapy™
  • Online group clinical supervision
  • Tour feedback to the teacher

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Reconsolidation Therapy is practiced globally:

  • Psychotrauma Centre – CHU de Tours, France
  • Psychotrauma Centre – CH de Poitiers, France
  • Coaching Quebec – Quebec, Canada
  • Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre – Ottawa, Canada
  • Psychotrauma Centre – Nice University Hospital Centre (CHU), France
  • The AP-HP hospital network (20 sites in Paris)
  • Asociacion Chilena de Estres Traumatico – Chile
  • Hôtel Dieu de France, Lebanon
  • Center for Victims of Torture (CEVICT), Nepal

Supported by the Scientific Community:

Dr. Alain Brunet, a specialist in PTSD, has developed an innovative and brief form of therapy that has been recognized by the scientific community as an effective form of treatment to treat PTSD and significantly reduce patients’ symptoms in just six weeks.

He has published more than 250 scientific publications worldwide on Psychological Trauma. To consult them, click below:

Training in this therapeutic method is now offered to physicians and mental health professionals.

Alain Brunet

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Founding President CABA

Training accreditation in Québec and in Canada







This continuing education (CE) training offered by CABA Inc. is recognized by Quebec’s 

Board of Psychologists and entitles psychologists, psychotherapists and physicians to 16 hours of CE credits (accreditation number RA02729-18).

The training is also recognized by the Canadian Psychological Association.

Training Formats Offered: Online and In-person.

You have the possibility to participant in the training in-person or online via e-Learning. Both methods of reconsolidation therapy training will provide you with the additional tools needed to treat your patients. The training will also give you the knowledge to assess these complex disorders (post-traumatic stress disorder, complex mourning, adaptation disorder…).

This online training will provide you with all of the necessary tools you need to master the Brunet Method™ and its therapeutic protocol, allowing you to treat people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The educational value of this online training is identical to the in-person training and will give you all of the skills required to treat your future patients suffering from post-traumatic stress. The e-Learning courses conducted via ZOOM technology. You will be assisted throughout the training by the team’s webmaster.