Speaking and Training

Elizabeth Bouvier is a licensed professional counselor, writer, keynote speaker, national trainer and survivor of complex trauma and generational poverty.

“Traumatic events destroy the sustaining bonds between individual and community. Those who have survived learn that their sense of self, of worth, of humanity, depends upon a feeling of connection with others. The solidarity of a group provides the strongest protection against terror and despair, and the strongest antidote to traumatic experience. Trauma isolates; the group re-creates a sense of belonging. Trauma shames and stigmatizes; the group bears witness and affirms. Trauma degrades the victim; the group exalts her. Trauma dehumanizes the victim; the group restores her humanity.“-Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery

She holds a dual masters from Lesley University in expressive psychotherapy and clinical mental health and has a combined 20 years experience in direct service, clinical and administrative supervision.

She received her foundations trainer training from Trauma-Informed Oregon.

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Last Updated: April 2023

Seaside 2018 Oregon COSA Conference