Upon completion of the certificate program, you will be able
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.