The mission of the Trauma-Informed Treatment Certificate program is to provide helpers from a variety of backgrounds with the skills to work with individuals, families and communities that are experiencing a range of overwhelming and challenging events. This is a very exciting time in the field of trauma research and intervention, as the topic of trauma and how it affects human development, behavior, brain functioning, and one’s sense of belonging in the world is growing exponentially. Our courses equip students with a framework for how to think about the impact of traumatic events, to recognize the symptoms of PTSD and Complex PTSD across a variety of contexts, and how to work effectively with individuals and systems experiencing trauma. We also focus on building resilience, including the resources of the helper when working in the field.
These courses are appropriate for counselors and therapists, case managers, drug and alcohol counselors, community health workers, pastoral counselors, probation and parole officers, educators and psychologists.
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Our program includes four (4) core courses, and one elective course, for a total of 5 classes (15 units). The core courses include: