The Graduate Certificate in Trauma-Informed Counseling is designed for current students, alumni, and professionals who have already earned their master’s degree in the field to enhance their understanding of the effects of trauma on clients’ emotional, cognitive, behavioral, neurological and physical systems across the lifespan. Courses focus on topics such as the effects of trauma exposure, grief and complex trauma, culturally appropriate and gender-responsive assessment and interventions, relational trauma, developmental trauma, secondary trauma, self-care, and self-compassion. The certificate program meets the educational requirements of Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) certification standards.
Credit hours required: 18
The program admits students for fall, spring, and summer semesters.
The Department of Counselor Education is housed within the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education. The Department offers flexible evening classes. Students receive personalized attention from skilled professionals in small class sizes, and gain valuable connections in the counseling field at local, national and international levels.
Academic Catalog Information
Take a closer look at the Trauma-Informed Counseling, Graduate Certificate and the courses offered toward the program.
Department and Contact Information
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Counselor Education at (773) 442-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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