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Trauma Informed Practice Certificate

Those interested in supporting the mental and emotional health and well-being of those affected by trauma can provide trauma assessment and intervention for mental health and child welfare

Earn your Trauma-Informed Practice Certificate

Our curriculum is strengths-based and solution focused with an express emphasis on empowering victims and survivors from a social justice perspective. The certificate coursework is based on a problem-based learning format that incorporates principles of clinical, developmental & translational neuroscience into assessment and treatment. 

Program Goals

  • To provide advanced clinical training in trauma assessment and intervention for mental health and child welfare professionals in the state of Mississippi
  • To expose adult learners to the latest research and developments in traumatology
  • To provide a strengths-based, neuroscience-informed framework for treating victims and families across the lifespan
  • To foster a commitment to continuing education, professional development, and lifelong learning

Who is the Trauma Specialist certificate for?

A trauma specialist certificate is a great way to supplement a Master’s level mental health professional's license to practice. Also, those who are currently engaged in direct practice with a relevant clinical population will benefit from our program. 


Program Curriculum

  • Neurobiological Foundations of Trauma Assessment and Treatment
  • Trauma Assessment
  • Trauma Intervention I: Children and Adolescents
  • Trauma Intervention II: Adults and Families
  • Special Topics in Trauma Assessment and Treatment

Program Highlights

  • Designed for working professionals
  • Courses offered in the evening once per week or one Saturday per month
  • Courses offered in hybrid in-person/online/distance education format
  • Continuing education units provided for classroom hours

Take the next step

We’d love to connect with you to help you begin your journey to becoming a
Mississippi College graduate. Visit campus, request info, or apply today.