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Trauma Resiliency Program

The WWC Trauma Resiliency (TRP) program is a clinically facilitated program that helps Veterans and First Responders acquire the necessary tools to overcome the natural and understandable effects of traumatic exposure based on a clear understanding of the physical and social effects of traumatic injury. TRP focuses on the value of hard work and the importance of peer recognition in transforming wounds into scars and scars into a road-map for resiliency.

“I connected with new people and we will continue to support each other, I can’t wait for the next program.”

Trauma Resiliency Program Graduate

Trauma Resiliency Program 1

WWC’s TRP1 – Trauma-Based Psychoeducation, Skill-building, and Resourcing

TRP1 is a 3-day residential, group counselling intervention for individuals who are dealing with the negative effects of post trauma symptoms, resulting from their work as Trauma Exposed Professionals (TExP’s). Trauma-based curriculum, combined with skills practice, resource assessment and development, and group connections to combat isolation form the foundation of TRP1 for all participants. Whether individuals are beginning their recovery, in the middle of their recovery, or looking to boost to their individual work, TRP1 will provide a supportive group counselling environment to learn information, as well as hone, develop, and/or solidify the skills needed for recovery.

While not required, participants who successfully complete TRP1, have the opportunity to engage in more focused trauma recovery work in TRP2.

Trauma Resiliency Program 2

WWC’s TRP2 – Structured, Focused, Trauma Treatment

Individuals who complete TRP1, have the opportunity to participate in TRP2: a 4-day, residential, group counselling intervention, designed to help individuals who are dealing with the negative effects of post trauma symptoms identify, specify, and engage in focused trauma treatment in a supportive group environment. Using the skills, information, and resourcing learned and practiced during and following TRP1, participants in TRP2 engage in a structured group-based narrative process, over four days, to decrease the impact and make sense of a specific traumatic event or cluster of related traumatic events that are causing distress. The goal is to not only do the work, but learn a method for continuing the work following the completion of the program.

Individuals must complete TRP1 to eligible for participation in TRP2, but please note that completion of TRP1 does not guarantee individuals will be considered suitable for TRP2.



Dr. Black has been a trauma and group counselling specialist, educator, clinician, researcher, and program developer for over 20 years. In the first part of his career as a tenured Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology in one of the top counselling psychology graduate programs in Canada, Tim taught, published, and conducted research focused on Trauma Exposed Professionals (TExP). He has worked as a community-engaged researcher/practitioner beyond the halls of academia with Veteran and First Responder communities, local and national organizations, and has co-developed multiple national programs for TExP’s and their families (TExFam). Tim now serves as Wounded Warriors Canada’s National Clinical Director.



Alex Sterling MA, RCC is a Senior Associate Clinician with Wounded Warriors Canada, specializing in clinical work with Trauma Exposed Professionals, and working extensively in promoting trauma informed work environments across Canada. She has co-developed multiple, nationally delivered programs including WWC’s TRT, TRT-L and Trauma Resiliency Programs (TRP1 and TRP2) and has trained trauma clinicians internationally to deliver the WWC COPE program.


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