Certified Parent Training Specialist I & II Training ZOOM SEPTEMBER 12-13, 2024

Certified Parent Training Specialist I & II Training ZOOM SEPTEMBER 12-13, 2024

Regular price $799.00
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Purchaser will receive an email after purchase requesting Attendee Details. Participants who are not submitted will not receive training details and materials. 

LIVE ON ZOOM! Seats are limited. 

Early enrollment discount of 10% through July 20, 2024

Use code: CPTS-EARLY10


SEPTEMBER 12-13, 2024


10am- 5p ET (New York) 

7am- 2pm PT (San Fransciso)


12 Contact Hours for CEUs issued through
The National Anger Management Association.

Growth Central Training (GCT) is an Approved Continuing Education Provider
by the National Anger Management Association (NAMA). The NAMA
Certification Training Courses have historically been approved by
NBCC, NASW, NAADAC, CA-BBS and State mental health licensing boards.

GCT's unique and innovative approach to the Certified Parent Training Specialist training...

  • Latest Clinical Research and Evidence Based Treatments
  • Psychoeducational Resources for Parents
  • Effective Mindfulness Techniques and Anger Management Tools to Offer Parents
  • Recent Advances in Neuroscience with Skills, Concepts, Exercises
  • Brain Research and Anger Management
  • Unique Integral Approach to Parenting
  • Cognitive Behavioral Approach and Destructive Thinking
  • For Any Adult who is Working with Children and Parents
  • For Group, Class, Workshop, or Individual Modalities

Materials included with this training: 

  • Complimentary “Parent Training Workbook and Curriulcum” 
  • Seminar Slides 
  • Handouts and Worksheets 
  • Marketing Letters and CPTS Logo 
  • Recorded Meditation and Mindfulness Exercises 
  • Continued Marketing Support

Upon completion of the requirements as set forth by the instructor for attendance and participation, this. seminar fulfills ALL the NAMA (1) basic content and (2) supervision requirements for the certification. Once you have completed this seminar you may apply directly for NAMA certification ($125 application fee for CPTS-I, $150 for CPTS-II) Certification benefits include:

  • NAMA credentials recognized by most courts (in US and Canada), businesses, and personal referrals 
  • Listing in NAMA National Directory at www.namass.org

This seminar is an approved Parent Training Specialist-I Certification training by the National Anger Management Association (NAMA). The seminar is open to those with a background in mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, education, corrections, law enforcement, pastoral counseling, human resources, mentors, peer support, and those who need or desiring to work in communities with angry and hostile clients. Students in these fields may also be accepted.


Laura Beth Moss, CPTS V, is a nationally sought author, teacher, Supervisor and Diplomat for the National Anger Management Association (NAMA). She is the Founder of Growth Central Training and the Co-Director of Growth Central, teaching and training therapists, social workers, and counselors to work with court-mandated anger management clients. Laura is a regular presenter at the NAMA International Annual Conference each year. She is also a Certified Integrative Life Coach through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. She specializes in self-care, wellness and helping others to navigate their personal narratives to integrate and explore complex, emotional states. More recently, she developed and co-authored the Crisis Intervention Workbook and Curriculum: The EDGE Approach to De-escalation and The Certified Parent Training Curriculum. Laura has been featured as an expert on the Dr. Drew Show, in the NY Post, Kiwanus Magazine, Stylecaster, NBC, and has presented work at The National Press Club in Washington, DC, CIT International, NW Region CIT Conference, and several NAMA Conferences.

Laura grew up in the foothills of North Carolina and moved to New York City after graduating from the esteemed The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  Laura's long history as a Broadway, television and film actress brings a uniquely engaging style of teaching and presentation that deeply resonates with students.


Jake Theissen, MFT, CPTS, PhD, has a wide-ranging background. He grew up in a small farming community in central Kansas. After graduating from college with a degree in English, he lived overseas for three years--one year in France and two years on an oasis in the Algerian Sahara where he taught English as a second language. Experiencing the contrast between continents and cultures at a relatively early age taught him an appreciation for the differences that naturally occur between people.

Upon returning to the States he completed a masters in theology and marriage and family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. In 1979 he received his doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.  After completing his PhD, he was an Associate Professor of Family Studies for 15 years. He is currently a licensed marriage and family therapist in full-time private practice.  All told, he has worked with couples and families for over 45 years.  

His post-doctoral education includes certifications in Conjugal Relationship Enhancement, Couples Communication, Collaborative Divorce Coaching, Divorce Mediation and Focusing. In addition to five years of training in existential-gestalt therapy, he has received ongoing training in family and couple therapy.

Jake has three grown children, two step-children, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two dogs and, thank God, a wife who is a psychologist.

** The CPTS training tuition ($599) does NOT include the certification application fee of $125 (CPTS-I) or $150 (CPTS-II) paid directly to NAMA.