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Katie Kurtz, MSW LISW-S

Trauma-Informed Training Specialist
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Biographical Info

Katie Kurtz, MSW LISW-S (she/her) is a trauma-informed care subject matter expert specializing in delivering inclusive training and consultation that are adaptable for any profession. She is the creator of the Trauma Competency Framework™ and Trauma-Informed Space Holding (TISH) Blueprint™, which is the foundations of her trainings and leadership. Katie is the author of the reflective space holding tool, the Contain Card Deck©, published in 2022.
As an experienced social worker and certified coach, Katie has specialized in using trauma-informed practices to inform and lead programming and collaborative initiatives within the healthcare, government and corporate sectors. Her leadership and work has been awarded and internationally recognized within both the social work and coaching fields.
Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Gender Studies from the University of Dayton as well as a Master of Social Work degree and Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Case Western Reserve University. Katie is a licensed independent social worker with supervision designation (LISW-S) in the state of Ohio, an Internationally Certified Coach with BYCA, and a trauma-informed 200hr registered yoga teacher.
Katie’s approach is her own but instructed & inspired by so many teachers & modalities most notably but not limited to: Julie Parker, Resmaa Menakem, Brene Brown, Nadine Burke Harris, Bruce Perry, Ann Linnea and Christina Baldwin. Katie lives as a guest on the unceded land now known as Cleveland, Ohio with her partner and two dogs.

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