An overview of a trauma treatment model integrating attachment theory, mindfulness, neuroscience, and body-based methodologies

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Effectively treating trauma often involves approaching it from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual standpoint, and sometimes clinicians struggle to find a model to guide their work and interventions, one which integrates science with talk therapy. This interview introduces the Healing Our Core Issues Model, which is an integration model which uses the theoretical models of attachment, mindfulness, neuroscience, body-based methodologies and the core issues work informed by Pia Mellody. Listeners will learn about the Developmental Overview Chart, the 6 Core Areas of Healing and be introduced to the Developmental and Relational Trauma Treatment (DARTT) Processes.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List the 4 Theoretical Orientations of the Healing Our Core Issues Model (HOCI); Describe the 6 Areas of Healing from the HOCI Overview Chart; Recite the 3 Developmental and Relational Trauma Treatment (DARTT) Processes

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

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Interviewee and Interviewer

Jan Bergstrom, M. Ed, LMHC

Trauma Treatment Expert

Jan Bergstrom has been in practice for 25 years as a licensed mental health counselor and trainer in the field of co-dependency and developmental trauma. She studied extensively with Pia Mellody, a pioneer in the treatment of childhood trauma, from 2002 to 2018. In tandem, she studied with Terrence Real from 2002 to 2007, learning his Relational Life Therapy model for couples. In 2016, she completed a three-year, body-based Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training program developed by Peter Levine. In 2013 along with Dr. Rick Butts, she created the Healing Our Core Issues Institute, which is dedicated to teaching therapists a methodology for treating childhood trauma. Through the yearlong training, therapists learn the HOCI model which is an integrative model using four theoretical models informed by the Core Issues work of Pia Mellody, attachment theory, mindfulness, and body-based methodologies. Jan resides in Boston area with her husband of 30 years and a mother of two adult sons. Please learn more about her and her work at, Healing Our Core Issues Model, and Jan’s book, Gifts From A Challenging Childhood: Creating A Practice for Becoming Your Healthiest Self .

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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