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MA in Counseling (Concentration in Trauma Studies)

MA in Counseling with a 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 2015 class start in St. Davids, PA.

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