MA in Clinical Counseling (Concentration in Trauma Studies)

MA in Counseling with a concentration in Trauma Studies
The Trauma Studies Concentration trains masters-level graduates who 1) understand the physiological, psychological, spiritual, and interpersonal impact of traumatic events on individuals, families, and communities, 2) know a range of evidence-based interventions for preventing and treating traumatic stress, and 3) can competently and ethically apply trauma-informed counseling skills to diverse traumatized populations in professional counseling and volunteer contexts.

Program Distinctives

  • Meets the educational requirements for Licensed Professional Counselors in Pennsylvania
  • Provides training that can be applied in a variety of clinical settings
  • Unique integration of Christianity and Traumatology 
  • Faculty have specialized trauma training and experience within the field


The MA in Clinical Counseling w/ Trauma Studies concentration is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of August 2014 through August 2024.

Advantages of MPCAC accreditation:

  • Inclusion on a professional level: MPCAC values the unique history of the counseling field which intersects with the disciplines of counseling psychology and psychology. Along with most experienced clinicians serving clients, MPCAC recognizes the benefit to the public in continuing to overlap these two areas of the field. Students with backgrounds in psychology are welcome to apply and build upon their existing knowledge in preparation for becoming professional counselors.
  • Inclusion on a personal level: MPCAC is deeply committed to promoting culturally responsive services that promote the public good. Their strong emphasis on diversity and social justice aligns with Eastern’s foundational commitments to justice, reconciliation, and transformation.

Next Class Start Date

Now accepting applications for an August 2017 class start in St. Davids, PA.

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