CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS AND PARTNERS
The Traumatology Institute will provide certificates of completion for the designations identified below. In addition, the institute’s certifying partner is the Academy of Traumatology’ Commission on Certification & Accreditation (COCA). Training programs are also recognized by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AAETS). Students successfully completing the curriculum can apply for COCA and AAETS designation under special rates & practices. A separate application and fee is required.
www.greencross.org (for COCA)
This program is designed for professional care-providers who offer clinical and counselling services for trauma survivors or wish to gain the skills to do so. This skills-based program provides participants with a comprehensive framework for survivor needs, assessment/evaluation, and treatment through the trauma recovery cycle as well as addressing care for the caregiver. This Program series provides theoretical knowledge, and practical skill-development opportunities that highlight "best practices" in trauma intervention. Designed for care professionals who have a minimum of a Master’s degree completed or in progress, related to a clinical or counselling field OR a minimum of 4-years with a counselling mandate along with regular supervision. Successful completion of the following courses is required to receive the Clinical Traumatologist Certificate of Completion: TI-1001, 202 - 207. A blend of face-to-face and on-line courses is accepted.
Early Intervention Field Traumatologist (TI-1001)
First responders (e.g., fire/rescue, emergency medical services, law enforcement) as well as mental health and health care professionals will benefit from Field Trauma training. This is an entry-level program and no pre-requisites are required to receive the Field Trauma designation other than successful course completion. Participants will learn about on-site responding and learn how to respond to a critical event and aid those requiring psychological first aid.
Compassion Fatigue Resiliency & Recovery – Educator (TI-107)
An intensive one credit, resiliency enhancement program developed for those caring for seriously ill, injured or traumatized/troubled people. This popular program was designed to be both didactic and experiential. No pre-requisites are required.
Compassion Fatigue Specialist – Therapist (TI-207)
Designed for mental health care professionals with a minimum of a master’s degree (or an M.A. in progress) OR (4-years of counselling work with on-going supervision). Based on the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue, this program trains professionals to offer the unique 5-session individual care ARP model to those directly impacted as a result of their work with traumatized/troubled clients.