CORE PROGRAM PROGRESS

Advanced Certificate
Diploma
Advanced Diploma

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

The course requirements for Advanced Certificate in Crisis Response and Trauma Care include:

  • CRTC 501 – Introduction to Crisis Response
  • CRTC 502 – Acute Stress, Grief and Trauma
CRTC 501
INTRODUCTION TO CRISIS RESPONSE
$199

With over 80% of Americans experiencing some sudden loss, crisis, or trauma in their lives, the need for crisis counseling has never been greater.  Since these events, by nature, are unexpected, the counselor needs to be mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and practically prepared to respond on short notice.  The psychological, emotional, and spiritual side effects can be devastating.   This course will introduce the student to the rationale and practical considerations for crisis response, as well as different types of crises that they may encounter, from a Christian perspective.

Module 1 –  Introduction to Crisis Counseling
Module 2 – Ethic, Self Care, & Logistical Considerations
Module 3 – Finding Stability after Traumatic Death
Module 4 – Children in Crisis & Post Traumatic Stress
Module 5 – Spiritual & Theological Perspectives on Crisis

CRTC 502
ACUTE STRESS, GRIEF, AND TRAUMA
$199

Studies suggest that four in every five persons will experience some form of acute stress or trauma in their lives.  The psychological, emotional, and spiritual side effects can be devastating.   How can the counselor offer help, support, and healing to those experiencing PTSD from war, attack, or traumatic accidents?  What are the circumstances warranting counseling “first-aid” and how does the counselor skillfully and compassionately meet that immediate need?  The issues, strategies, and techniques discussed in this course will prepare the student to effectively serve those experiencing the debilitating effects of acute stress and trauma, and foster healing in those experiencing ongoing grief from traumatic events.

Module 1 –  Understanding Grief, Loss, & Trauma
Module 2 – Focused Strategies
Module 3 – When Help Cannot Wait
Module 4 – Peer Support & Survivor Guilt
Module 5 – Best Practices: Self-care & Cross Cultural Care