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LEVEL 1  | 12STR Trained Designation

  1. 3-Day Basic Workshop

  2. Go out and use it!

  3. May say, “Level 1 trained in 12STR”

LEVEL 2  | 12STR Trained Designation

  1. Use 12STR with clients for a minimum of 12 months.

  2. Participate in a consultation group a minimum of 5 hours in 12 months.

  3. Attend a minimum of 36 hours of advanced classes including:

    • 12STR with addiction survivors

    • 12STR with families and couples

    • 12STR with Crisis managers, vicarious trauma, and near-term

    • 12STR refresher course (3-6 hours)

  4. Submit application and application fee for level 2 with proof of completion to 12STR Certification Board.

  5. Upon completion may say, “Level 2 trained in 12STR”


12STR Certification

  1. Use 12STR with clients for a minimum of 24 months (2 years).

  2. After completing all of the above, demonstrate (through audio or video or live) correct use of 12STR Phases 1 and 2 with individuals, groups, or couples/families by submitting 3, 1 to 1.5 hour video-taped 12STR sessions with completed case presentations attached.

  3. Submit completed application with $75 fee to TECS 12STR Certification Board.

  4. Upon completion, may say “Certified 12STR Facilitator”

Maintaining Certification

You must maintain your certification by attending two 3-hr or more workshops and 3 consultation groups in which you present 3 case presentations (total) every 3 years. Alternatively, you may present a workshop on 12STR that has been approved by the author to replace one of the requirements.

Future Plans: You can opt to participate in a registry.

You will be listed in the registry with your name, credentials and level of training. Fully certified counselors will receive top/highlighted billing.

You will receive notifications when a request is made or people will be directed to the registry when a referral request is made.


Church Certification

  1. Host a training for pastoral staff, counselors, etc. in the concepts and application of the 12STR model through Break EVERY Stinking Chain! Healing for Hidden Wounds.

  2. Follow-up with 3-day basic training for pastors/lay counselors/counselors.

  3. Have one professional or master’s level Christian counselor certified in 12STR to oversee the program.

At this point, you receive the Church Certification.

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