Translating Trauma-Informed Care Into Practice

Certificate Program

Translating Trauma-Informed Care Into Practice Certificate Program


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Certificate Program Translating Trauma-Informed Care Into Practice Barry University 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 culture and practice that is safe, collaborative, empowering, and healing.)


  • 1

    Module 1

    Defining Trauma-Informed Care, Neurobiology of Trauma, & TIC Framework
  • 2

    Module 2

    Conceptualizing Cases through the trauma lens, Trauma-specific vs. Trauma-Informed
  • 3

    Module 3

    Translating TIC into Practice, Avoiding re-traumatization in the helping relationship
  • 4

    Module 4

    Building a Trauma-Informed Workplace

CEU's Available

  • 22 CEUs for LCSW, LMHC, LMFT total: 4 days, 5.5 clinical CEUs each day
  • To receive CEUs, participants must complete 22 CEUs + online quiz.
  • To receive TIC certification, you must additionally participate in 3 hours online supervision via Zoom

Agenda At A Glance

  • Morning sessions: 9:30 – 12:30 (break 11:00 – 11:15 am)
  • Lunch break 12:30 – 1:30
  • Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 – 4:30 (break 3:00 – 3:15 pm)
  • Day 1 AM: Definitions, Prevalence, Impact of Trauma and ACEs
  • Day 1 PM: Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Day 2 AM: Trauma-Specific vs. Trauma-Informed: Panel Discussion
  • Day 2 PM: Case Conceptualization through the trauma lens
  • Day 3 AM: Translating TIC into Practice
  • Day 3 PM: Avoiding Re-Traumatization
  • Day 4 AM: Vicarious Trauma, Self-Care, and Expressive Arts
  • Day 4 PM: Innovation Activities: Creating a plan for your service delivery
  • CEU hours TOTAL: 22
  • Supervision: (3 hours) Participation in two 90-minute online group supervision forums, dates TBA
  • Certificate total hours: 25

Intended audience

Masters Level social workers, mental health professionals, and other social service staff. 22 CEUs available for LCSW, LMHC, LMFT.

Primary presenter: Dr. Jill Levenson, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Jill Levenson

Professor of Social Work, is a SAMHSA-trained internationally recognized expert in trauma-informed care. She has published over 100 articles, including projects funded by the National Institutes of Justice, CDC, and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. She has also been a practicing clinical social worker for over 30 years, using a scientist-practitioner model to inform her research and her work with survivors, offenders, and families impacted by sexual abuse, interpersonal violence, and other trauma.

Dr. Levenson has been invited to present as a keynote speaker about trauma-informed care in clinical, correctional, and forensic settings in over 20 states, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia.

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