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Trauma Counseling II: Assessment, Interventions and Applications in Trauma Treatment

The non-credit course offers an overview of assessment and evidence-based and alternative intervention modalities. From psychological first aid to multi-disciplinary care, we will explore many approaches to trauma treatment for adults and children. This program will benefit professionals in the mental health field and any other service provider who wants to better understand the best practices in trauma treatment.

Each week, participants will be given readings and videos, and will have assignments of responding to discussions online. This course is expected to take a total of 40 hours, with four hours of class work per week.


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

Who Should Attend

Nurses, social workers, therapists, staff at shelters or youth care programs, HR professionals, medical administrative and support staff, occupational therapists, teachers and school staff, emergency responders.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Get an introduction to trauma Interventions from immediate to long-term approaches
  • Gain a basic understanding of DSM 5 diagnoses related to trauma
  • Learn the definition and overview of evidence-based and alternative modalities
  • Become familiar with assessment and diagnostic tools related to the impacts of trauma
  • Recognize the special needs and presentations of children affected by trauma and age-appropriate intervention
  • Gain an awareness of professional limitations and boundaries, how to recognize when to refer to specialized providers and where to find them


Trauma Counseling II does not require Trauma Counseling I if the participant:

  1. has a foundational understanding of the causes of trauma, outcomes, and trauma informed care  OR
  2. is an experienced practitioner with a trauma population, such as combat veterans, sexual assault or domestic violence survivors, or abused children.


Access to Course Site
You will receive an email approximately one week prior to the start date of the class with instructions on setting up your username and password and how to access the online course site.

Course Requirements
This is an instructor-facilitated, online asynchronous course. You are required to have routine access to a computer with Internet (we highly recommend a high speed connection such as DSL or cable modem). You are also required to have a recent version of Microsoft Office Suite or comparable program to include Microsoft Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), and PowerPoint (presentations) in order to both view and create documents needed to participate in this course.

Each week you will be given readings and assignments to complete. Each week you will be expected to log in and complete assignments within the deadlines given in order to be awarded CEUs and the certificate of completion. However, within the deadline you will be able to complete the readings and assignments at your leisure.

Certificates of Completion will be mailed within two weeks after the last day of class.

*Earn a SCE Certificate in Trauma Counseling by completing Trauma Counseling I and II in as little as 18 months (not to exceed three years). Upon successful completion, you’ll be eligible to apply for certification as a Trauma Services Specialist or Trauma Specialist with the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists.


Course available Oct. 31, 2016-Jan. 16, 2017

Location: Online

Rae Anne Frey
Patricia Clason


$1,275 if you register by Sat., Oct. 1.
$1,375 if you register after Sat., Oct. 1.

CEUs: 4, CEHs: 40

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 7740-9292

Note: (off between December 25-January 1)

Registration Deadline: Wed., Oct. 26

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Course available May 22-Aug. 7, 2017

Location: Online

Rae Anne Frey
Patricia Clason


$1,275 if you register by Sat., Apr. 22, 2017.
$1,375 if you register after Sat., Apr. 22, 2017.

CEUs: 4, CEHs: 40

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 7740-9291

Note: (off between July 3-7)

Registration Deadline: Wed., May 17, 2017

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