Trauma Counseling II

Develop an overview of diagnosis and assessment instruments and therapeutic techniques used to address trauma issues in counseling acute and chronic traumatized clients. Methods of intervening pre-, trans- and post-trauma also are addressed.

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

  • Understand methods of intervention including pre-, trans- and post-trauma event approaches focusing on individual, family, group and community
  • Delve into assessment and diagnostic strategies and instruments for traumatic sequelae for children and adults
  • Learn about various topics including EMDR, memory therapies, dual diagnosis, play therapy and more


Trauma Counseling II may be taken before Trauma Counseling I if the participant is either well read in at least one population of trauma survivors (e.g. domestic or child abuse) or is an experienced practitioner with a trauma population such as combat veterans, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, or abused children.


Required Textbooks:

1. “Principles of Trauma Therapy” ISBN: 9780761929215

2. “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Trauma” ISBN: 1593852479

3. “Helping Abused and Traumatized Children” ISBN: 9781593853341

Recommended Textbook:

1. “EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment” ISBN: 9780789032164

Credit Notes

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

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

8 Sat., Sept. 19-Dec. 19


Location: UW-Milwaukee

Instructor: Leah Rouse (Arndt)

Fee: $1,375

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7420-8553

Registration Deadline: Sat., Sept. 19

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: 7420-8874

Registration Deadline: Mon., Feb. 1, 2016

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