MA in Counseling (Concentration in Trauma Studies)
Three required courses and two relevant electives make up the Trauma Studies Concentration. You may choose this concentration for the 60-credit Master of Arts in (Clinical) Counseling program or for additional non-degree professional credentials.
What makes Eastern’s Trauma Studies curriculum unique?
- Examines Christian worldview understandings of suffering, death, and loss
- Helps you develop your spiritual framework to be used therapeutically with those suffering traumatic experiences
- Recognizes occupational hazards of working with traumatized populations and helps you plan effectively for longevity in the field
- Contains a clear course sequence so you can accomplish the concentration within the 60-credit program timeline
- Includes instruction by Concentration Coordinator, Dr. Ruth Palmer, and other faculty who have credentials and experience in traumatology
- Delivers small class sizes with experiential learning activities to build your skills
The mission of the Trauma Studies concentration is to train you, the masters level graduate, to
- Understand the physiological, psychological, spiritual, and interpersonal impact of traumatic events on individuals, families, and communities
- Know a range of evidence-based interventions for preventing and treating traumatic stress
- Competently and ethically apply trauma-informed counseling skills to diverse traumatized populations in professional counseling and volunteer contexts
- Successfully pursue post-masters training/credentialing by professional and service organizations specializing in trauma prevention, assistance, and treatment
Next Class Start Date
Now accepting applications for an August 2014 class start in St. Davids, PA.