TRE® Mentor to Trainer Pilot Program

Taking TRE® to the Next Generation in North America

TRE® Mentor to Trainer Pilot Program – TRE® MTT

The North American region has a population of over 500 million people. Presently, there are only 13 Certification Trainers in North America and several of these trainers are only teaching TRE part time. Over the last five years many of the TRE Certification Trainers have retired and presently, several others, in the near future will be following that path. Due to the need of Certification Trainers in North America, Dr. David Berceli and Donna Phillips created the MTT Pilot Program.

Are you from North America & want to become a TRE Certified Provider?

Do you want to be part of this MTT program?

We want you!!

Purpose of the MTT Pilot Program

This pilot program was designed to take 20-25 Certified TRE Providers through the Global Trainer Training process over a 2 years period. This training process was to see if a sense of community and cooperation among Trainers can increase the effectiveness of Trainers working collaboratively will build a stronger TRE presence and awareness in North America.

The MTT training will not only focus on TRE skill development and technical efficiency, but it will also have a strong focus on self-improvement. The reason for this focus on self-development is because all of the required qualities and competencies of a Trainer are built upon the foundational characteristics of the individual.

The TFA Board of Directors understood this need in North America and their responsibility to support and promote, both collaboration and cooperation in the development and implementation of this pilot program. It is with great hopes the outcomes of this pilot will give a greater structure for a TRE Global Trainer Training Program.

Structure of the MTT Pilot Program

The MTT Program is a training within a training; the MTT Training and GCTP for Provider Trainees. Dr David Berceli and Donna Phillips are working together to teach, supervise and direct this MTT program. 22 MTT’s have been chosen out of the 51 TRE Certified Providers that were recommended into this pilot by our North American Certification Trainers.

David and Donna interviewed and selected each MTT, not only on their skill & knowledge, but their passion and desire to ‘Take TRE to the Next Generation’ as a team. This very unique and diverse group of individuals are excited and dedicated to this learning and personal growth journey. The MTT’s, David and Donna meet, individually, in small groups and in our full group monthly, flowing through the many layers of TRE training process and structure.

As part of the learning plan for this MTT pilot program; the MTT’s are working with Provider Trainee’s under the supervision of both David Berceli and Donna Phillips. This learning process is to follow the Global Certification Training Program (GCTP) for North America and throughout these next two years, completing the required competencies and to root their self-care development. It is in the second phase of the MTT Program that the MTT’s will be working closer with the CT community, collaborating and sharing their skills and passion. Phase three will be the final stage they are working toward their goal to be a TRE Certification Trainer.

Learning Process and Training Outline for the Provider Trainees

This training program is unique and unlike any other TRE Training Program. You are working with incredible TRE Providers that have been highly recommended by the North American Trainer community and then hand selected by Dr. Berceli and Donna Phillips to be part of this MTT Program.

Due to the Covid-19, the MTT program, like so many other programs, has been brought to the online format. It was originally intended to be part online and the Module trainings to be in person. As this is no longer an option, this is our process:

  • The MTT’s have been formed into small groups, where they are working as a team to learn all the moving components about teaching a TRE Module 1, M2 and M3.
  • The MTT’s will be lecturing on the primary topics, giving the foundation of TRE and working with you toward your Personal TRE Practice – Module 1, Teaching One Person TRE – Module 2 and Teaching Group TRE – Module 3.
  • David and Donna will be participating in all parts of the Module Training and Certification Program. They are both supporting the MTT’s, all Module participants and TRE provider trainees by assisting in lectures, questions and answers, the TRE process, all phases of supervision; and however else is necessary in all Module Trainings, GCTP and the MTT program in its entirety.
  • The TRE North American Certification Trainer Community will also be integrated into this pilot to grow the level of flexibility and creativity we are wanting to offer all the trainees as they venture with us in this special training opportunity.

David Berceli and Donna Phillips will be offering the continuation of support, supervision and guidance as each MTT and Provider Trainee continues throughout their prospective TRE journey. This pilot also offers the collaboration with the North American Certification Trainer community.

Provider Trainee Training Outline

Module Outline

Module 1 (2 days online) Theme: Your TRE Practice
-4 Personal Supervision: 3 with the MTT and 1 with David or Donna
-Reading by D. Berceli: Revolutionary Trauma Release Process
-Video & Homework by D. Berceli & D. Phillips: Modifications #1
-2 Peer Sessions

Module 2 (2 ½ days online) Theme: Teaching 1 Person TRE
-4 One/One Supervision: 3 with the MTT and 1 with David or Donna
-Video & Homework by D. Berceli & D. Phillips:
Interventions – Touch & Non-Touch
Modifications #2 and Modifications #3
-2 Peer Sessions
-2 Unsupervised one/one sessions - recorded & reviewed with your MTT

Module 3: 3 days June 25-27, 2021 (location forthcoming with an option online) Theme: Teaching Group – 2 or more people
-TRE 4 Group Supervision: 3 with the MTT and 1 with David or Donna
-Reading by D. Berceli: Shake it Off Naturally
-2 Peer Sessions
-2 Unsupervised Group Sessions recorded and reviewed with your MTT
-Final Competency and Final Reflections

Pricing for the TRE Provider Trainees

How much does the TRE Certification Training Program cost?

This TRE GCTP is part of a pilot study. For that reason, all costs have been reduced to the lowest rate in the North American Training fee schedule and maintained throughout the program. If you read the GCTP and NA Training outline, you will see the cost for both modules and supervision increased due to a larger amount of time needed for the required supervision sessions. We have reduced the cost of the modules and are keeping the cost of supervision constant throughout this program.

Please note: if you sign up for this program, start this program and in any way change your course from this program, your fee schedule will change.

The cost of this TRE Provider Certification Training: (minimum of 12 sessions required as part of the GCTP)
Module 1 participant ONLY $300
M1 with 4 personal supervision: $790
Module 2a with 4 one/one supervision sessions: $890
Module 2b with 4 group supervision sessions & final competency: $1240
If TRE Provider Certification is paid in full: $2970. *

All Modules & all Supervision are required for certification.

Travel, required reading materials, training videos or additional supervision sessions are not included in the above cost.

*Not included: GCTP fees to TFA, Inc: After Module 1 - $35 Enrollment Fee and $75 Provider Website Listing Fee after certification

Please note: Globally TRE Module Trainings 2-3 days range from $400-650 & TRE Supervision Range $150-250/session.

This GCTP has been priced significantly below average since it is part of the MTT Program. If you exit from this program you understand the price structure will change.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund minus $200 administration fee 30 days or more before Module start date. No refund 30 days or less of the Modules start date. If an illness or emergency: you can apply your account balance to another TRE workshop or training with Donna Phillips or approved MTT from this program within one year of this Module 1 training. After that date (Aug 1, 2021), no refund will be issued. If refunding from any package balance: refund will be established from non-package pricing, from any unused modules or supervision sessions. If supervision package is unused: package refund minus administrative charge will be issued. Any other refunds will have $100 administration fee. 24-hour cancellation for supervision sessions are required; you will be charged in full if cancelling within less than 24 hours.

Meet The 2020 Mentor To Trainers (MTTs)

Sara Clark
Eric Peter
Sue Shipman
Peggi Wegener
Chris Charleton
Cyrinne Ben Mamou
Eunju Choi

Wendy Morley
Isabelle Teixeira
Mohamed Salah
Beth Lorenzo
Josh Dodd
Lizzie Hearne
Travis Rumsey

Mohamed Abuzaid
Natalie Savage
Betsy Ross
Hindra Gunawan
Kenneth Freeman
Christine Varnavas
Meta Lackland

Head to our Online Certifications Page and look for Module I with MTTs

Questions? Contact

Dr. David Berceli is the Founder of TRE, received his PhD in social work and has worked globally as a Trauma Therapist.  David has been traveling the world sharing TRE for over 30 years.  His vision and passion is for TRE to be a Global stress, tension & trauma recovery modality in 5 years.

Donna Phillips is the co-director the TRE MTT Pilot Program with Dr. David Berceli. Donna has been teaching TRE since 2009 as a TRE Certified Provider and became a TRE Global Certification Trainer in 2012. She is an Exercise Physiologist, C-IAYT, TRE-CT, E-500RYT, C-PT and believes TRE is for everyone!