Individual seminars in this 48-hour Trauma and Abuse Certificate Program are open for anyone to attend and receive continuing education credit to apply toward CEU licensing renewal requirements. A CEU certificate will be issued at the conclusion of each seminar.

If you are part of the Trauma and Abuse Certification Program, only the following licenses are approved: LMSW, LMSW - AP, LCSW, LPC, LPC-Intern, LMFT.

The 48 hours for a certificate in Trauma and Abuse consist of five required seminars (see seminar descriptions) and 18 hours of electives of your choice. All must be completed within two years of the date of the first seminar you attend.

This certification program is designed to help direct service professionals from social services, medical, mental health, or private practice settings develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to effectively intervene with victims of abuse/violence.  Instructors are experienced clinical counselors, who are working directly in the field helping people overcome current or past abusive experiences. This certificate program will include the dynamics of specific types of abuse/violence, how those experiences affect the children, teens or adults who are abused and how to effectively help them recover from their experiences.

Following are the required seminars/hours that must be taken
 (These seminars do not need to be taken in any specific order)

Required It Starts at Home: Intervention with Adult Victims of Abuse/Violence  (6 hours) 
Required The Treatment of Young Traumatized Children  (6 hours)
Required Battling the Scary Monsters: Helping Children and Teens Overcome Abuse  (6 hours)
Required Secrets of the Heart: The  "Silent Crime" of Sexual Assault  (6 hours)
Required Chaotic Families and Custody Disputes  (6 hours)
Electives Electives of your choice (18 hours)