Trauma-Informed Care (Adv Cert)
This program is offered online.
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. The certificate covers essential issues in trauma-informed care, including: the neuropsychology of trauma; 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.
Delivered entirely online, primarily in a live-session format, this program is suitable for anyone in a helping profession, including pastoral ministers, professional counselors/psychotherapists, chaplains, spiritual directors, religious educators, and other helping professionals (nurses, social workers, teachers, etc.) who want to bring an understanding of trauma to their work.
Admissions requirements include the following:
- A Bachelor's degree
- Completed application
- Letters of recommendation from one academic and one professional supervisor/mentor
The Advanced Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care comprises 15 credits and requires the following courses:
|PCGR 6610||Trauma & Trauma-Informed Care||3|
|PCGR 7420||Death, Dying, and Bereavement||3|
|PCGR 6620||Trauma and Society||3|
|PCGR 6382||Social and Cultural Foundations of Pastoral Counseling||3|
|PCGR 6630||Trauma, Religion & Spirituality||3|
Students who complete this Advanced Certificate and later enroll in the M.A. in Pastoral Care may apply the credits earned as part of the Advanced Certificate towards the M.A. Such students may complete the M.A. in Pastoral Care with a Concentration in Trauma-Informed Care.