Why earn a Crisis and Trauma Counseling concentration?
The Crisis and Trauma Counseling concentration involves a three-course series within the Counselor Education program designed for those who wish to provide trauma-informed care to crisis and trauma survivors. The addition of this concentration will enhance qualifications and competencies in client-centered, trauma-informed interventions and the ability to engage in program development and implementation through a comprehensive understanding of the impact of trauma on functioning, resilience, and wellness.
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What You'll Learn
- Foundations of Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Counseling
Students will gain an understanding of how crisis and trauma can impact cognitive, emotional, behavioral, spiritual, and community functioning. Disaster counseling instruction will equip students to provide community support in times of crisis and include training in Psychological First Aid.
- Trauma Counseling: Competencies & Interventions
Students will become knowledgeable of the philosophy, practice, assessment, and treatment procedures of trauma-informed care. Students will gain an understanding of the common elements approach and develop competencies that are applicable to all evidenced-based trauma treatments. Students will also develop competencies in the use of specific theoretical models of trauma treatments for adults and children.
- The Physiological and Spiritual Effects of Trauma
Students explore the neurobiological systems, neurotransmitters, and physiological structures involved in the body’s response to trauma and body-regulating techniques to prepare for clinical intervention. In addition, the global and specific impact of trauma on major spiritual issues will be explored within a Christian worldview.
Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.
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