Upcoming Trainings: Limited seats!


May 2021


Vanessa Rae Grossman

Meet Vanessa

Meet Vanessa Rae Grossman, the content manager and designer behind Empower TCT's website, social media, and newsletter since 2018. Vanessa jumpstarted 2021 by taking a risk and quitting her 9-5 in order to pursue her lifelong dream of working full-time for herself (yes, even during a pandemic) as a digital media independent consultant!

She has studied both Marketing and Business Management and loves the advertising power of social media. Vanessa is an avid volunteer, serving with several local, volunteer groups in Santa Maria. She has a second side business, That One Photobooth, that she co-operates with her boyfriend, Chris. She loves spending quality time with her teen daughters, walking her dog, Dingo, and posting nature pictures of all of the beautiful things she discovers.

If your business is in need of marketing and advertising via a website, social media, email newsletters, or printed or digital media, Vanessa would love to chat with you! Please feel free to connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or via email to get a conversation started!

Interview with MysticMag!

Learn more about what MysticMag discovered when they interviewed Larisa Traga. Larisa answered questions regarding her background, professional journey, affiliation with CALGET's, explanations and benefits of EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, sensitive people, and much more!

Visit this link to read the full interview.

2021 Maternal Mental Health Community Resource Directory

This resource directory for Northern and Mid-Santa Barbara County highlights added information on lactation, support groups, and perinatal loss.

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Acute Traumatic Incident Training

Due to popular demand, Empower TCT, LLC will be offering a special training on May 22, 2021 for direct staff who are interested in learning a crisis intervention technique to be able to use with their patients/clients, etc. Training includes both CID and A-tip protocols. Training is limited to 20 people at this time.
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Integrating EMDR into Your Clinical Practice - 2 Parts

We will host our 2-part Basic EMDR trainings via Zoom on August 20-22 (Part 1) & September 24-26 (Part 2), 2021. Seats are limited so be sure to sign up and reserve your seat today! 
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Virtual Introductory MI Training

June 4 & 7, 2021 will be our Virtual Introductory Motivational Interviewing Training via Zoom. Discounts available for groups of 4 or more or when you sign up for both the Introductory and Advanced Trainings! 
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Advanced Motivational Interviewing

On September 10 & 14, 2021, we will host our Motivational Interviewing (MI) Advanced Training Workshop via Zoom. Discounts available for groups of 4 or more or when you sign up for both the Introductory and Advanced Trainings! ​
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What's New in MAY?


We Want Your Opinion: MI Special Topics Ideas Survey

For those of you who have recently completed an Introductory and Advanced MI Training, please take this survey to help us narrow down some potential hot topics to address our next Special Topics MI Workshop in the Fall. We are listening to you and want to individualize our Special Topics MI Workshops to your needs. Please take 30 seconds to respond to this simple and quick survey. 
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Resources for You!

We have compiled a list of resources that you may find useful.

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Free Highly Sensitive People Resources

We have joined Julie Bjelland LMFT as an affiliate and want to share her free resources with you. She has a Sensitivity Quiz, HSP Podcast, HSP Blog, and more! Read More  

Also, check out Julie's courses that can benefit you if you are struggling with what is happening around you and you feel that you are more sensitive than other people. Read More 


Intensive Gambling Treatment

Refer CalGETS clients to get intensive outpatient and residential treatment. Call CalGETS at 1-800-GAMBLER or for those in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, or Ventura Counties, call us at 805-266-3231.
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Intensive and Residential Services
Comparing EMDR with TF-CBT for treatment of PTSD.

Francine Shapiro's Library

Are you practicing EMDR with your patients? Are you curious around what disorders you can treat with EMDR? Check out this link for Francine Shapiro’s library to find out more!


Santa Barbara Virtual EMDR Training

Thank you to our Part 1 Santa Barbara Virtual EMDR Training class for training with us!

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Special Topics in MI

In the Fall of 2021, we are planning a training for special topics in Motivational Interviewing.



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