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Trauma Counseling I Available Online


Understand psychological, behavioral, somatic and cognitive sequelae in children, adults and communities caused by experiencing traumatic events. Receive an overview of trauma, identifying traumatic populations and issues involving traumatic injury and resolution. Understand the neurobiology of trauma and trauma's effect on brain development, the body, traumatic memory and learning.

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.


The Trauma Counseling series is a multidisciplinary training program for those who work with trauma survivors of abuse, violence, war, accident, crime and disaster. The series consists of 84 clock hours of classroom instruction presented in two 42-hour courses. All instructors have been involved in diverse areas of trauma counseling with a variety of traumatized populations in acute to chronic situations. Courses may be taken for graduate credit or continuing education credit, 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 whose duties involve working with trauma survivors in acute and chronic situations, including substance use, eating disorders, physical illness, criminal justice, rehabilitation, recovery and pastoral settings.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze trauma’s impact on resilience and positive growth
  • Explore the impact of traumatic experience on development, memory, learning, attachment, health and social skills
  • Examine range of post traumatic sequelae and DSM 5

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This program can be applied toward the:

Required Textbooks:

1. "Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body and Society" ISBN: 157230457X

2. "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Children & Adolescents: A Handbook" ISBN: 0393704122

For Credit:
Off-campus graduate tuition is approx. $1869. For graduate credit enrollment, please contact Allison Hochmuth at 414-229-4599 or

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

After registration, participants will be contacted via email the week prior to the start date with access information to D2L. The course is composed of modules that are completed in a weekly time frame. Barring system maintenance, D2L is always accessible.

Course Accessible: May 27-Aug. 16
Location: Available Online
Instructor: Rae Anne M Frey, PhD Student, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
CEUs: 4.2/CEHs: 42
Enrollment Limit: 20
Program No. 7420-8114
Registration Deadline: Wed., June 3
Course Accessible: Sept. 2-Dec. 14
Location: Available Online
Instructor: Leah Rouse (Arndt)
CEUs: 4.2/CEHs: 42
Enrollment Limit: 20
Program No. 7420-8552
Register Now
For more information, contact:
Pa Vang, Program Director,, 414-227-3277


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