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Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate Program: Application and Certificate


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Certificate Program: Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation
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Jan 01, 2022


Description

Important: Please be sure to review all tabs above to fully understand the details of this certificate program. Application fees are non-refundable.

Program Overview:

Participants of this program develop skills, knowledge and awareness of the healing and recovery process needed to effectively work with trauma survivors. 

The program can also serve as the entry to more advanced trauma study. The certificate coursework, approximately 43 hours, can be applied to our Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate Program for a more in-depth education.

Please note that this certificate program does not verify competence in the field, but rather indicates completion of the required training. Acquisition of new knowledge and skills improves your ability to deliver services.

Please be sure to review all tabs in this description to fully understand the certificate program. Application fees are non-refundable. 

You will have the opportunity to learn:

  • Recognize how psychological trauma contributes significantly in the development of many problems such as various psychiatric disorders, addictions, behavioral disorders, suicidal behavior, personality disorders, violent behavior and chronic health problems.
  • Understand that based on expert consensus, the three-phase model of trauma treatment is best practice: stabilization and managing responses to the trauma; resolution of the traumatic memories which includes processing and grieving the memories; and personality re-integration and rehabilitation (reconnecting with life, relationships and the world in healthy way).
  • Know the models of trauma, the neurobiological basis of trauma, symptom criteria for Acute and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), evidence-based and other effective treatment methods.
  • Use self-care methods to minimize burnout, vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue.
  • Know how to implement a Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) model in an organization.
  • Understand the relationship between trauma and addiction, and the role of shame.
  • Experience expanded knowledge regarding trauma and other populations or treatment approaches based on the elective course selected.

Customer Service Questions about the certificate program? Please email or call 716-829-5841.

CEs/Contact Hours


Important CEU Information

Continuing Education Units are listed in the credit tab of each course. Please check before you purchase to ensure the course provides the CEUs needed. Links to individual courses can be found on the coursework tab.



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Eligibility

Eligibility: 

A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a human service discipline (psychology, criminal justice, sociology, nursing, social work, etc.) or a bachelor's degree and one year of work with clients in a human service organization.

Please follow these steps to apply:

  1. Add this certificate program application and certificate to your cart, proceed to your cart to complete the checkout process. If you are not already logged into your account, you will be prompted to login or create an account in order to complete the purchase.
  2. In your account, upload your resume and proof of degree to your documents tab.

Questions about your eligibility? Please upload your application materials to your account and email or call us at 716-829-5841.

Acceptance is subject to review and approval of your application. Please allow up to two weeks for review of your application materials.  

Program Format

Program Format:

  • Add this certificate program application and certificate to your cart, proceed to your cart to complete the checkout process. If you are not already logged into your account, you will be prompted to login or create an account in order to complete the purchase.​
  • In your account, upload your resume and proof of degree to your documents tab.
  • Please allow up to two weeks for review of application. Once you receive email notification of acceptance, login to your account to choose and purchase courses. 
  • All courses must be purchased through our online catalog, unless otherwise specified.
  • You have up to 18 months to complete the program, although you may complete it in a shorter timeframe. 
  • Online self-study courses are provided in a video format that you will view on your computer (Internet access and speakers are required). PowerPoints, readings and other materials are included with the course. 
  • To successfully complete the course you must pass a quiz with 80% or higher to verify your acquisition of knowledge. Quizzes can be retaken. 
  • The cost is approximately $1,000 - $1,200 for the total program, subject to change. The cost of each course varies. You may pay for one course at a time. Courses will be added to your account immediately upon purchase.

Access: After purchase, access to the online self-study courses never expire. It offers you two options: watch as a streaming video through your account and/or download the video and watch as often as desired. Both can be done at a time of your convenience.

Coursework

Coursework:

Please use the following links to explore the courses in the Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate Program. The entire program can be completed online through self-study courses. 

Preview Foundation Courses - all foundation courses must be completed. We recommend starting with Overview of the Nature and Treatment of Trauma and Self-Care in Trauma Work.

Preview Elective Courses - 6 hours of electives are required.

Final Certificate

Final Certificate: 

When you have completed the required coursework, please complete the evaluation in your account. Once the evaluation is submitted, we will verify completed coursework and grant access to your certificate. Please allow up to two weeks for review of your coursework.

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