Trauma Counseling

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.

Exciting Opportunity: Free Courses for Educators!

Thank you to the Larson Trust for providing educators with the opportunity to enroll in some of our amazing educational courses for free. The Trust will cover the fee for the first 10 enrollments in the 2024 summer session of Building a Trauma-Informed Classroom.

Don’t delay, click on the course and register today to take advantage of this generous offer.

Trauma Counseling Certificate: 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.

Building a Trauma-Informed Classroom

Tue, July 30-Aug 20, 2024 Live Online

Feb 25-Mar 18, 2025 Live Online

July 29-Aug 19, 2025 Live Online

Navigating Trauma to Empower Families

June 12, 2024 Live Online

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

July 8-Sept 23, 2024 Online

Jan 20-Mar 31, 2025 Online

July 7-Sept 22, 2025 Online

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

Apr 15-June 24, 2024 Online

Oct 14-Dec 16, 2024 Online

Apr 14-June 23, 2025 Online

Oct 13-Dec 22, 2025 Online

Trauma First Aid: How to Emotionally Help

June 3, 2024 Live Online

Nov 20, 2024 Live Online

Trauma-Informed Care for Family Support Professionals

Nov 13-14, 2024 In-person

May 21-22, 2025 In-person

Trauma-Informed Supervision

Sept 10-12, 2024 Live Online

Feb 4-6, 2025 Live Online

Sept 9-11, 2025 Live Online

Understanding Military Culture

June 26, 2024 In-person

Dec 3, 2024 Live Online

May 28, 2025 In-person

Dec 11, 2025 Live Online

Working With Trauma – Choose Your Approach

Oct 30, 2024 Live Online

Mar 26, 2025 Live Online

Oct 29, 2025 Live Online


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