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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Trauma Studies

NCU’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Trauma Studies is focused on developing the skills and personal and professional growth that are required for effective practice in the field of marriage and family therapy. Throughout the coursework, you will work with individuals and families who might have been exposed to traumatic events and are dealing with effects related to traumatic experiences.

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
Post-Baccalaureate Cert 18 6 8-12 Weeks View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Marriage and Family Sciences — Trauma Studies Learning Outcomes

  • Students will examine the history of the study of psychological trauma.
  • Students will examine the prevalence of traumatic events in the general population as well as among diverse subgroups.
  • Students will explore the various types of traumatic events and the potential impact of experiencing traumatic events.
  • Students will examine the intersections between trauma and culture and implications for trauma treatment.
  • Students will learn how to incorporate assessment for psychological trauma into their clinical assessment.
  • Students will examine trauma as a global issue and explore the influence on relationships, communities, and the world.