Director of Education

Jennifer Burton, LMFT is Director of Education and Training for the Trauma Resource Institute. Jennifer was licensed in San Francisco and worked with families and children at TALK Like Family Support Center before relocating to her hometown of Los Angeles in 2001. While she now focuses primarily on her work with TRI and private clients, Jennifer previously worked for nine years at Sherman Oaks Hospital Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program serving adults suffering from chronic mental illness. Jennifer has a private practice in Encino specializing in trauma and attachment issues with children, adults, couples, and families. Amongst her many trainings post licensure, Jennifer is certified in EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy and Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ Models. She integrates TRM® and CRM® into all of these modalities.

Jennifer has worked with TRI since its inception in 2006, and is a CRM and TRM Master Trainer. She has been instrumental as one of TRI’s lead trainers in bringing the Community Resiliency Model to underserved populations throughout the United States. She has been a part of trainings for Ventura and Oxnard County Fire Department, Peace Over Violence, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Southern California Counseling Center, San Bernardino Departments of Behavioral Health and Child and Family Services, and Crestwood Behavioral Health. She has presented CRM and TRM Orientations throughout California, including the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist’s 2015 Annual Conference. Most recently, she led TRI’s training team in Orlando, Florida, following the Pulse attack.

Jennifer recently co-authored a chapter with Elaine Miller-Karas entitled, “Attachment Strategies and Adult Behavior” in Ms. Miller-Karas’ book Building Resilience to Trauma: The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models published in 2015.

She lives in Reseda, California with her two children, Sam and Sarah.

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