Trauma Counseling Certificate

It’s estimated that 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. This can take many forms including abuse, natural disasters, war, terrorism or violent encounters. The Trauma Counseling Certificate helps you provide better care for those you serve. Beginning with a detailed exploration of what defines trauma, then moving to assessing current methods of interventions and applications, this two-course online program builds a strong foundation of knowledge in both the theoretical and practical aspects of trauma counseling.

Single courses may be taken without the pursuit of the certificate.

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

  • Define traumatic experiences, their causes and their long-term effects on physical and emotional health
  • Use professional literature to explain traumatic events among different populations and cultures
  • Evaluate assessment and diagnostic tools related to the impacts of trauma
  • Identify the effects of working with trauma survivors on yourself, supporters, practitioners and clinicians
  • Assess immediate and long-term approaches to trauma interventions
  • Analyze the limitations and boundaries of therapy and the role of specialized providers

Curriculum Requirements

Earn the certificate by completing 2 courses within 3 years.

Earn the certificate by completing 2 courses within 3 years.

Trauma Counseling I: Understanding Trauma and Providing Trauma-Informed Care

Course available Mar 23-June 8, 2020

Course available Sept 28-Dec 7, 2020

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

Course available Dec 9, 2019-Mar 2, 2020

Course available June 29-Sept 7, 2020