Requirements of the Child Trauma Focus

  • Field Placement(s): Specifcally in an agency doing the required evidence-based child trauma interventions (advanced year)
  • Course: SW718 Core Concepts in Child and Adolescent Trauma, 3 credit elective taken in Fall of advanced year
  • Course: SW998 Progressive Counting, 2-3 credit elective taken in January tern of advanced year

About Core Concepts of Child & Adolescent Trauma (CCCT)

Core Concepts of Child & Adolescent Trauma (CCCT) provides training to students in the classroom and in the field. Supported by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), and offered at many schools of Social Work throughout the county, the CCCT training is essential training for those who want to do clinical trauma work with children and adolescents.

Through the integration of the CCCT course and field, students will gain an understanding of the necessity of effective trauma treatment for children and adolescents and related practice elements and skills. Students receive training in an evidence-based intervention for treating trauma in the child and adolescent population. 

SW 718 Core Concepts in Child and Adolescent Trauma - Fall 2020

This course will introduce students to the core concepts (general theory and foundational knowledge) that inform evidence-based assessment and intervention with traumatized children and adolescents. Strength-based practice is highlighted, along with the identification of protective and promotive factors that foster resiliency and post-traumatic growth. 

This course is based on five case studies and will highlight the role of development, culture and empirical evidence in trauma-specific interventions with children, adolescents and their families. It also addresses the level of functioning of primary caregiving environments and assess the capacity of the community to facilitate restorative processes.

Contact Clinical Professor Sue Green regarding the three credit Core Concepts in Child and Adolescent Trauma course, SW 718.

SW 998 Progressive Counting – January 2021

This course focuses on the origin, theory, components, research and application of the clinical intervention Progressive Counting; a treatment method designed for trauma resolution based on the counting method. It is used to reduce or eliminate symptoms such as anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, and post-traumatic reactions. The goal of this course is to create a complete integrated training program that provides the student with the knowledge and skills to utilize Progressive Counting, as well as a comprehensive understanding of case conceptualization and treatment planning.  Additionally, the student will develop the ability to integrate Progressive Counting therapy into clinical practice with diverse client populations and problems. 

Questions? Contact:

Katie McClain-Meeder

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Clinical Assistant Professor

Field Coordinator


Susan Green

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Clinical Professor