Translating Trauma-Informed Care Into Practice

Online Certificate Program

Translating Trauma-Informed Care Into Practice Online Certificate Program

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Virtual Certificate Program Translating Trauma-Informed Care Into Practice

On September 23-24 and September 27-28, the School of Social Work is offering a virtual 4-day post-masters training that prepares professional helpers to deliver trauma-informed services in a variety of settings with a range of problems and populations. 

Using SAMSHA's principles of trauma-informed care (TIC), the program helps participants refine skills of conceptualizing cases through the lens of trauma, translating TIC principles into practice, and creating trauma-informed service delivery that is safe, collaborative, empowering, and healing. 

Agenda At A Glance

  • Morning sessions: 9:30 – 12:30 (break 11:00 – 11:15 am)
  • Lunch break 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 – 5:00 (break 3:00 – 3:15 pm)
  • Online 90-minute consultation sessions TBA


  • 1

    Module 1

    Defining Trauma-Informed Care, Neurobiology of Trauma, & TIC Framework

    • Day 1 Morning: Definitions, Prevalence, Impact of Trauma and ACEs 
    • Day 1 Afternoon: Neurobiology of Trauma 
  • 2

    Module 2

    Conceptualizing Cases through the trauma lens, Trauma-specific vs. Trauma-Informed

    • Day 2 Morning: Trauma-Specific vs. Trauma-Informed: Panel Discussion 
    • Day 2 Afternoon: Case Conceptualization through the trauma lens 
  • 3

    Module 3

    Translating TIC into Practice, Avoiding re-traumatization in the helping relationship

    • Day 3 Morning: Translating TIC into Practice 
    • Day 3 Afternoon: Avoiding Re-Traumatization 
  • 4

    Module 4

    Building a Trauma-Informed Workplace

    • Day 4 Morning: Vicarious Trauma, Self-Care, and Expressive Arts 
    • Day 4 Afternoon: Innovation Activities: Creating a plan for your service delivery 

CEU's Available

  • 24 CEUs for LCSW, LMHC, LMFT total: 4 days, 6 clinical CEUs each day
  • To receive CEUs, participants must complete 24 training hours + online quiz.
  • To receive TIC certification, you must additionally participate in 3 hours online supervision via Zoom
  • CEU hours TOTAL: 24
  • Supervision: (3 hours) Participation in two 90-minute online group supervision forums, dates TBA
  • Certificate total hours: 27

Who should attend?

Masters or Doctoral Level social workers, mental health professionals, and other social service staff.

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