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Certificate in Trauma Counseling Available Online

 

The Certificate in Trauma Counseling is a training program offered by the School of Continuing Education for those who work with trauma survivors of abuse, violence, war, accident, crime and disaster. Consisting of two courses, Trauma Counseling I and Trauma Counseling II, the entire program provides 84 hours of classroom instruction – 42 hours per course. All instructors have been involved in diverse areas of trauma counseling with a variety of traumatized populations in acute to chronic situations.

Trauma Counseling I and II may be taken for 3 graduate credits OR for 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per course. 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.

Within the Trauma Counseling program, students who take the courses for CEUs will receive a Certificate of Completion after finishing each course. Students who take the courses for graduate credit will have course completion documented on their graduate transcripts with 3 credits per course.

Trauma Counseling I and II may also be used toward membership and/or special designation within trauma-focused professional organizations, such as the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS). Please follow your state’s policies and procedures for membership and/or special designation.

For Graduate Credit:
Graduate credit is available under Nursing, Educational Psychology (Counseling) or Occupational Therapy. Off-campus graduate resident tuition is approximately $1869. For graduate credit enrollment, please contact Allison Hochmuth at 414-229-4599 or hochmuth@uwm.edu. Click “More” for a link to the Off-Campus Graduate Application.

For CEUs:
Please select one of the Trauma Counseling I or Trauma Counseling II links under the "Core Courses" section to complete the noncredit enrollment process.

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Certificate in  Trauma Counseling

  1. Complete the Trauma Counseling program with face-to-face or online courses (or a combination) for graduate credit or noncredit (CEUs).
  2. To register for graduate credit, click here for the application.
    OR
    To register for noncredit go to the “Core Courses” section below and click on the course link provided.
  3. After completion of the program, you can apply for a membership and/or special designation within trauma-focused professional organizations, such as the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS). Please follow your state’s policies and procedures for membership and/or special designation.

    *Beyond the cost for Trauma Counseling I and II, the cost for receiving membership and/or special designation from an association you select depends on their rates at the time.

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Notes
There are required textbooks for the Trauma Counseling I and Trauma Counseling II courses. Click on the respective course link to view the required textbooks list.
  Core Courses  

Trauma Counseling I Available Online

Jan. 26-May 7, 2015

Trauma Counseling II

8 Sat., Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, Mar. 7, Mar. 21, Apr. 4, Apr. 18, May 2, 2015

 
For more information, contact:
Pa Vang, Program Director, pa@uwm.edu, 414-227-3277
 

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