The Trauma Certificate offers trauma informed training from a Christian worldview. This nine credit hour curriculum equips students to work with individuals who have been impacted by a wide array of traumatic experiences on a global scale. This graduate certificate program will be appealing to students from the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family therapy and the Humanitarian Disaster Leadership programs and other mental health related graduate programs on campus (e.g. MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, PsyD in Clinical Psychology). Other providers in the greater Chicago area that have already obtained degrees in mental health related disciplines are likely to be interested in this trauma training. Overall, this certificate program will help prepare Christians to provide care to a hurting world in service of Christ and His Kingdom and the global church.
Requirements for admission to complete the Trauma Certificate include completion of a master's degree or higher in a mental health discipline or current enrollment in a graduate training program in a mental health discipline (e.g. Marriage and Family Therapy, Humanitarian Disaster, Social Work).