Turn on the news, and it’s easy to see that the world we live in is filled with trauma and traumatic events. For those affected, trauma is like an invisible wound – those on the outside never know what is lurking beneath the surface.
The silver lining is that there are many human service professionals who dedicate their lives to helping the individuals, families and communities affected. But there is still a great demand for professionals in this field.
At the UWM School of Continuing Education, you’ll find a variety of programs that meet this demand with topics that span Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma first aid and much more. You can also obtain a certificate in EMDR or Trauma Counseling in as little as 18 months (not to exceed three years).
Not only do those in trauma counseling offer people hope; they help them heal by overcoming adversity and fostering resilience.
To register or find details on individual courses, click on the courses tab below and then the corresponding course title.
Participants who complete the Trauma Counseling Certificate may be eligible for credits from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. Participants need to apply and be accepted into the master’s level program for credit eligibility.
Implementing Trauma-Informed Care Basics
Aug 30 Live Online
Post-Traumatic Growth – Building Resiliency
July 26 Live Online
Recognizing and Preventing Secondary Trauma
Mar 29 Live Online Cancelled
Sept 27 Live Online
Trauma Counseling I: Understanding Trauma and Providing Trauma-Informed Care
July 17-Sept 25 Online
Jan 22-Mar 25, 2024 Online
July 8-Sept 23, 2024 Online
Trauma Counseling II: Assessment, Interventions and Applications in Trauma Treatment
Apr 10-June 19 Online
Oct 16, 2023-Jan 1, 2024 Online
Apr 15-June 24, 2024 Online
Oct 14-Dec 16, 2024 Online
Trauma First Aid: How to Safely Help
June 6 Live Online
Nov 29 Live Online
Understanding Military Culture
June 28 In-person With Livestream
Dec 20 Live Online
Working With Trauma – Choose Your Approach
Apr 26 Live Online
Nov 7 Live Online