Trauma Education & Consultation Services, Inc.
Training + Coaching + Supervision

Copyright 2012 Denice Colson–Trauma Education & Consultation Services, Inc. ++ Do not copy without written permission

Training Policies

TECS is committed to assisting professional counselors in their professional development.


Our goals are 1. To provide quality continuing education for counselors that moves the field of counseling forward by challenging individual providers to increase their skills, especially in working with survivors of trauma and 2. To advance the science of counseling by building on theories and practices that are shown to assist clients in recovering from various mental/behavioral illnesses resulting from trauma both childhood and adult onset.


Spirituality: TECS maintains a Christian statement of faith as noted below. TECS respects the rights of all people to make their own decisions about cultural preferences, including spirituality and does not discriminate based on ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual preference, or for any other reason. When spirituality is a part of a particular training, that will be noted in the description, therefore participants are encouraged to make an informed choice.


Refund Policy: TECS maintains the right to cancel an offered course for any reason and, upon this cancellation, will refund the entire registration amount. If the trainee wishes to cancel or is not able to attend an event for which they registered, they may transfer the registration to another qualified party, or may apply the unused amount to a future training within the following 12 months.


Confidentiality: TECS maintains the confidentiality of training participants and maintains records of CEU events based on the requirements of the boards for whom we are contracted to provide CEUs.


Disputes: Should a dispute arise regarding training, it is the policy to use mediation when necessary to resolve these disputes recognizing that trainees are consumers with consumer rights. In mediation it is TECS intent to follow our training policies as stated in this document.


Statement of Faith:

TECS adopts the statement of faith put forth by the American Association of Christian Counselors and believes that:


There exists only one God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally co-existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


The Scriptures, both Old and New testaments, are the inspired, inerrant and trustworthy Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of human beings, and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks.


Human nature derives from two historical personas, male and female, created in God’s image. They were created perfect, but they sinned, plunging themselves and all human beings into sin, guilt, suffering, and death.


The substitutionary death of Jesus Christ and his bodily resurrection provide the only ground for justification, forgiveness, and salvation for all who believe. Only those who trust in Him alone are born of the Holy Spirit and are true members of the Church; only they will spend eternity with Christ.


The Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and renewal for believers in Jesus Christ. He makes the presence of Jesus Christ real in believers, and He comforts, guides, convicts, and enables believers to live in ways that honor Christ.


Ministry to persons acknowledges the complexity of humans as physical, social, psychological, and spiritual beings. The ultimate goal of Christian counseling is to help others move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.


TECS believes in the free will of all people and it is NOT the policy of TECS to imply in any manner that individuals who don’t agree with these beliefs, or who act inconsistent with, or who do not accept, these religious beliefs or principles are dysfunctional, or otherwise inappropriate, or that the belief itself is unacceptable or incorrect.