The Trauma Counseling Program 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, which are Trauma Counseling I and Trauma Counseling II, the entire program provides 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 I and II courses 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 non-credit 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 graduate credits per course.
The Trauma Counseling I and II courses 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 Kelsey Kaufmann at 414-229-4767 or email@example.com 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 Trauma Counseling I or Trauma Counseling II links under the "Core Courses" section to complete the non-credit enrollment process.
There are required textbooks for the Trauma Counseling I & Trauma Counseling II courses. Click on the respective course link to view the required textbooks list.