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In recent years, our increased understanding of the neurological underpinnings of trauma and our greater appreciation for its dramatic impact on individuals, families, and societies have created the need for practitioners possessing both the foundational knowledge and practical skills necessary to work effectively and humanely with trauma sufferers.
The Graduate Certificate in Trauma Studies is designed for graduate-level students, and offers current students and practicing professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge in this area that is of vital importance to an array of industries, including health care, mental health care, rehabilitation,police officers, armed services personnel, first responders, and public health.
This program normally combines campus-based and online courses. National University has transitioned courses online to proactively respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and well-being of our campus community. To ensure the continuity of education for our students, and as a practical matter, please be prepared to conduct coursework online until July 2021, or until further notice. The University continues to monitor national, state, and local health authorities, programmatic accreditors, and licensure agencies.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Designed for graduate-level students and working professionals
- Gain a better understanding of the psychological and physiological roots of trauma
- Develop basic skills in trauma assessment and diagnosis, as well as a wide range of intervention methods
- Understand different approaches to trauma treatment, including multicultural perspectives
- Become equipped to deal with trauma-related issues in an ethical, humane, and effective manner across a broad range of clinical and non-clinical settings
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