The Trauma Counseling Certificate Program is a training program for those who work with trauma survivors of abuse, violence, war, accident, crime and disaster. Trauma Counseling I and Trauma Counseling II consist of a total of 84 clock hours of classroom instruction. The two courses are each presented in 42-hour formats. All instructors have been involved in diverse areas of trauma counseling with a variety of traumatized populations in acute to chronic situations.
The Trauma Counseling program may be taken for 3 graduate credits or noncredit (4.2 Continuing Education Units per course), which may also be used for licensing and certification requirements. The program is open to clinicians and practitioners in the medical, mental and behavioral health services as well as social service, pastoral and bereavement counselors who work with survivors of substance use, eating disorders, physical illness, criminal justice, rehabilitation and recovery.
You will receive a Certificate of Completion for each course after finishing the noncredit Trauma Counseling program. Similarly, you will receive a transcript per course after completion of the Trauma Counseling program for 3 graduate credits.
After receiving both certificates or transcripts, you may use them as proof of your training and apply for state certification as a Trauma Services Specialist or Trauma Specialist with the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists.
*Upon requests only, we will provide a completion certificate to students who have received a transcript with both courses complete (must submit a copy of your transcript to our office with your request).
For Graduate Credit:
Graduate credit is available under Nursing, Educational Psychology or Occupational Therapy. Off campus graduate resident tuition is approximately $1869. For graduate credit enrollment, please contact Kelsey Kaufmann at 414-229-4767 or firstname.lastname@example.org to start the graduate credit enrollment process. Click “More” for a link to the Off Campus Graduate Application.
*For non-credit enrollment, please select one of the sessions below under "Core Courses" to complete the non-credit enrollment process.
There are required textbooks for each course. Click on the respective course link to view the required textbooks list.