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

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

Each week, participants receive readings and videos, and have assignments to respond to discussions online. This course is expected to take a total of 40 hours, with four hours of class work each week.

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 40.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.


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


Rae Anne Frey

Rae Anne Frey

Rae Anne M. Frey, M.S., LPC-IT, OIF Veteran, is a fourth-year doctoral student in UWM’s Educational Psychology/Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program.  Rae Anne’s experience as an urban teacher and a combat veteran helped hone her interest in trauma psychology.  She has ... read more

Patricia Clason

Patricia Clason

Patricia Clason, RCC has 33 years of experience with trauma survivors, guiding their emotional healing through emotional intelligence (EQ) intensive programs. A professional speaker, trainer, consultant and coach, Patricia has led weekend retreats for military veterans, Healing Warrior Hearts, and ... read more

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
Look for 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 receive readings and assignments to complete. Each week you are 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 are  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 Certified Trauma Services Specialists (CTSS) or Certified Trauma Responder (CTR) with the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS).


Course available Nov. 13, 2017-Jan. 29, 2018

Location: Online

Rae Anne Frey
Patricia Clason


$1,275 if you register by Fri., Oct. 13.
$1,375 if you register after Fri., Oct. 13.

CEUs: 4, CEHs: 40

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 7740-9703

Note: (off between Dec. 25 to Jan.1)

APA approved

Registration Deadline: Mon., Nov. 6

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Course available May 21-Aug. 6, 2018

Location: Online

Patricia Clason
Rae Anne Frey


$1,275 if you register by Sat., Apr. 21, 2018.
$1,375 if you register after Sat., Apr. 21, 2018.

CEUs: 4, CEHs: 40

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 7740-10216

Note: APA approved

Registration Deadline: Mon., May 14, 2018

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