Advanced Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care

This program can be done fully online or can involve some on-campus courses.

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The Advanced Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care addresses society’s growing need for helping professionals who understand the dynamics and effects of trauma on individuals and communities. Topics covered in the program include the neuropsychology of trauma; the effects of early childhood trauma and attachment; historical, intergenerational, and cultural trauma, and the interaction of trauma, faith, and spirituality. Special attention is paid to issues of context, including race, class, gender, and sexuality, and students will be encouraged to bring in issues from their particular settings.

The program requires five courses, which may be taken entirely online, or some can be taken on campus.

This program is suitable for anyone in a helping profession, including pastoral ministers, counselors/psychotherapists, chaplains, spiritual directors, religious educators, and other interested professionals (nurses, social workers, teachers, etc.)

To see the curriculum and find out more about the requirements see our Bulletin here.