Social workers and other human service professionals often serve
people who have been exposed to some type of trauma. Our programs
and courses prepare you to work sensitively and skillfully with
Train with experts each July as part of our intensive
combination of one to two day workshops, as well as one-credit MSW
elective courses that can be taken on a degree or non-degree basis.
Social work CEUs are available.
Our online certificate program provides a foundational education in clinical trauma work. The coursework, approximately 42 hours, can be applied to our Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate Program for a more detailed level of study.
Our program is highly experiential and interactive and will
advance your motivational interviewing knowledge and
skills. Motivational Interviewing (MI), an evidence-based
approach applicable to many client needs, creates a collaborative
way of working with clients, honoring their autonomy as they
explore their ambivalence.
Our hybrid certificate program — with in-person courses held in Buffalo, New York, as well as online courses — offers an in-depth clinical look at trauma. The program includes approximately 96 hours of coursework; many participants find the online component allows it to be completed in less time.
Research demonstrates that cognitive behavioral therapy is the
treatment of choice for both depression and anxiety disorders, not
only because it reduces people's suffering but because it teaches
skills that will help them stay well.
We offer trainings in Buffalo, New York, as well as online
trainings as part of our Trauma-Informed Certificate Programs.
Online trauma trainings are available 365 days a year. Buffalo
courses are offered at various times throughout the year.
"I have to tell you what a rewarding experience it has been for
me to participate in the Trauma Certificate Program. I look not
only at social work but also at the world in a whole new way as a
result of what I've learned, and I find myself sharing this new
knowledge, this new perspective, with others."
- Janice Carello, LMSW