International Havening Techniques® Certification Trainings

Join internationally recognized trauma and resilience expert Dr. Kate Truitt at an Official Havening Techniques Certification Training. The Havening Techniques system comprises protocols and methods that rely on the electrochemical makeup of our body to create healing. It is an efficient and effective tool for healing emotional disturbances, PTSD, complex trauma, phobias, chronic pain, panic disorder, and anxiety. As a psychosensory treatment approach, the Havening Techniques are an integrative psychotherapy approach compatible with traditional and contemporary treatment paradigms including psychodynamic, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, psychoanalytic, experiential, systemic, and others. Come learn how to enhance your practice with Better Healing with Neuroscience!

The Truitt Institute was the first training organization for the Havening Techniques on the West Coast and provides premier training and guidance through the practitioner certification process for the Havening Techniques. The Truitt Institute provides continuing education for all licensed mental health professionals. Learn more on our Continuing Education Information page.

Goals Of The Official Havening Techniques Training

This experiential training will familiarize participants with a broad spectrum of Havening Techniques interventions designed to ensure comfortable and efficient use with a wide range of diagnostic considerations and clinical applications. Special attention will be given to the therapeutic needs of clients. In this hands-on training, you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Havening Techniques
  • Explore the newest insights into the neuroscience of trauma
  • Identify critical areas for fast and effective intervention utilizing the Havening Techniques
  • Learn how to build resiliency for your client’s brain health
  • Develop techniques for empowered resource development and sustainable health
  • Engage in supervised small group practice of the techniques
  • Learn self-havening techniques for personal healing and protection against vicarious traumatization

The Havening Techniques are a specialized treatment approach that requires supervised live training for effectiveness and client safety. Our training consists of lectures, live and videotaped demonstrations, experiential practice, and practice groups. To ensure excellence in the training experience for all, live attendance at the entire training is required.

The original format of the Official Havening Techniques training was designed and developed by the co-founders of the techniques, Ronald Ruden, M.D., Ph.D. , and Steven Ruden, D.D.S. Dr. Kate Truitt received her Certification as a Havening Techniques Trainer directly under the training and guidance of Dr. Steven Ruden. As the former Havening Techniques Global Director of Curriculum and Research Development and, now, as the Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Kate has guided the newest innovations and advancements in the Havening Techniques Training Programs for years. Join her and her team and start integrating these powerful tools into your clinical practice today!

The Truitt Institute is the training branch of Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates, A Psychological Corporation. Dr. Kate Truitt is a Certified Trainer in the Havening Techniques. Havening Techniques is a registered trade mark of Ronald Ruden, 15 East 91st Street, New York.

Havening Techniques Certification

The Havening Techniques® Practitioner Certification Program

The Truitt Institue prides itself on providing highly individualized training and certification programs. The Official 16 live training hours Havening Techniques training is the first step of the process to becoming a Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner. If you wish to become a Certified Practitioner and be listed on the website as well as be able to market Havening as a tool you use in your practice, you will also need to complete the certification program:

Stage 1: Completion of the Official Havening Techniques Training, followed by the Practitioner Certification Programs

Stage 2: Certified Practitioner Assessment Process under the guidance of the The Truitt Institue Training Team

  • 30 written case studies
  • 2 taped video case studies
  • Attendance at five monthly 90 minute Havening Techniques Certified Practitioner Group Case Consultation Meetings
  • Science Examination

Stage 3: Online Legal and Ethics course and/or Proof of State Licensure

Stage 4: Initial cost and Annual renewal of certified status with the Havening Techniques Head Quarters 

  • Paid directly the Havening Techniques Head Quarters at