Frequently Asked Questions

I noticed course content includes trauma-informed care. What does that mean?

Trauma-informed care (TIC):

  • Is a framework that speaks to how all agency services are designed and delivered to individuals who have been exposed to trauma; it can also be applied to an entire service system of care. TIC ensures that clients have access to trauma-specific services, whether provided by the agency or referred to other providers.
  • Ensures that all professionals and other agency staff are informed about and sensitive to trauma and that they respond to clients in a manner that supports recovery instead of unintentionally or inadvertently contributing to clients’ distress or re-traumatization.
  • Enables agencies to create trauma-informed policies and procedures for how human services are delivered.

What are trauma-specific services?

Trauma-specific services:

  • Are designed to treat symptoms of psychological trauma.
  • Include services that treat specific effects of psychological trauma such as stabilization and grounding techniques which teach skills for dealing with intense emotions, as well as therapies such as:
    • Trauma-focused Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    • EMDR
    • Seeking Safety for PTSD
    • Prolonged Exposure
    • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy 
    • Cognitive Processing Therapy
    • Real Life Heroes
    • Internal Family Systems model- useful with trauma survivors
    • Schema Focused Therapy- useful with trauma survivors

What if my degree does not qualify for admission to the program or I do not want to take the full program?

Unless otherwise specified in the training descriptions, the courses are open to anyone who wishes to take them. If you do not qualify for admission or only want to take a few courses, you may take the ones that best meet your needs.