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.
Applicants must have completed an approved terminal graduate mental health or related degree or be currently enrolled in an approved graduate mental health or related degree at Wheaton College (e.g. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Humanitarian Disaster, Social Work).
Requirements for the Trauma Certificate:
Completion of an approved MA degree in Mental Health or related field is required prior to conferral of the Trauma Certificate.
|TRMA 632||Introduction to Trauma and Crisis Counseling||3|
|TRMA 635||Advanced Trauma Focused Assessment and Intervention||3|
|TRMA 652||Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma Intervention||3|
Students who are enrolled in both the MA program in Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership and the Trauma Certificate will substitute HDI 654 in place of TRMA 652.
Students who are enrolled in both the MA program in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Trauma Certificate will substitute MAFT 643 in place of TRMA 632.