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Trauma Counseling II Available Face-To-Face   Available Online


Receive an overview of diagnosis and assessment instruments and therapeutic techniques used to address trauma issues in counseling acute and chronic traumatized clients. Methods of intervening pre-, trans- and post-trauma will also be addressed.

Note: Graduate credit is available under Nursing, Educational Psychology (Counseling) or Occupational Therapy. If you would like to register for graduate credit, click here for the off-campus graduate application.


Assessment and diagnostic strategies and instruments for traumatic sequelae for children and adults are presented. Methods of intervention covered include pre-, trans- and post-trauma event approaches focusing on individual, family, group and community.

- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Memory Therapies (VKD, TIR, TFT)
- Dual Diagnosis / Substance Use Treatment
- Play Therapy with Children
- Dissociative Disorders Treatment
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
- Sand Play and Imagery

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand methods of intervention including pre-, trans- and post-trauma event approaches focusing on individual, family, group and community
  • Delve into assessment and diagnostic strategies and instruments for traumatic sequelae for children and adults
  • Learn about various topics including EMDR, memory therapies, dual diagnosis, play therapy and more

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This program can be applied toward the:

Trauma Counseling II may be taken before Trauma Counseling I if the participant is either well read in at least one population of trauma survivors (e.g. Domestic or child abuse) or is an experienced practitioner with a trauma population such as combat veterans, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, or abused children.
Required Textbooks:

1. "Principles of Trauma Therapy" ISBN: 9780761929215

2. "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Trauma" ISBN: 1593852479

3. "Helping Abused and Traumatized Children" ISBN: 9781593853341

Recommended Textbook:

1. "EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment" ISBN: 9780789032164

For Credit:
Off-campus graduate tuition is approx. $1869. For graduate credit enrollment, please contact Kelsey Kaufmann at 414-229-4767 or

For noncredit enrollment, please select one of the sessions below.

Course Accessible: May 27-Aug. 16
Location: Available Online
Instructor: Leah Rouse (Arndt)
Discount Available Enrollment Limit: 20
Program No. 7420-6779
Note: IMPORTANT CHANGE: This is now an all online session. (was previously a blended session)
Registration Deadline: Fri., June 6
8 Sat.: Sept. 13, 20, & 27; Oct. 11 & 25; Nov. 8 & 22; Dec. 6.
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Maureen White, Ph.D., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Discount Available CEUs: 4.2/CEHs: 42
Enrollment Limit: 20
Program No. 7420-7156
Registration Deadline: Fri., Sept. 19
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Trauma Counseling II
For more information, contact:
Pa Vang, Program Director,, 414-227-3277


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