Trauma Counseling I

Understand psychological, behavioral, somatic and cognitive sequelae in children, adults and communities caused by experiencing traumatic events. Receive an overview of trauma, identifying traumatic populations and issues involving traumatic injury and resolution. Understand the neurobiology of trauma and trauma’s effect on brain development, the body, traumatic memory and learning.

Note: Graduate credit is available under Nursing, Educational Psychology (Counseling) or Occupational Therapy. If you would like to register for graduate credit, click here for the off-campus graduate application.

This course can be applied to the Certificate in Trauma Counseling.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze trauma’s impact on resilience and positive growth
  • Explore the impact of traumatic experience on development, memory, learning, attachment, health and social skills
  • Examine range of post traumatic sequelae and DSM 5


Required Textbooks:

1. “Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body and Society” ISBN: 157230457X

2. “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Children & Adolescents: A Handbook” ISBN: 0393704122

Credit Notes

Off-campus graduate tuition is approx. $1869. For graduate credit enrollment, please contact Allison Hochmuth at 414-229-4599 or hochmuth@uwm.edu.

For noncredit enrollment, please select one of the sessions below.

After registration, participants will be contacted via email the week prior to the start date with access information to D2L. The course is composed of modules that are completed in a weekly time frame. Barring system maintenance, D2L is always accessible.

Online, course available Sept. 2-Dec. 14

Location: Online

Instructor: Leah Rouse (Arndt)

Fee: $1,375

CEUs: 4.2, CEHs: 42

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7420-8552

Registration Deadline: Mon., Sept. 14

Registration deadline has passed.

Online, course available Jan. 25-May 10, 2016

Location: Online

Instructor: TBA

Fee: $1,375

CEUs: 4.2

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7420-8869

Registration Deadline: Mon., Feb. 1, 2016

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