Crisis & Trauma Counselling

This diploma course in Crisis and Trauma Counselling will equip you with the concepts and skills required for working more effectively in this field. It is ideal for professionals such as nurses, doctors, teachers, pastors, social workers and counsellors – or for those with an interest in trauma counselling.

Specifically, this course is designed to enrich your understanding of the following important areas: Defining a crisis; dealing with a crisis; a crisis in the family; the crisis of violence and abuse; the crisis of addiction; traumatic death and the crisis of suicide; an introduction to trauma; the footprints of trauma; trauma-related disorders; the road to healing; trauma recovery models; working with traumatized children and youth; and moral and ethical issues in trauma counselling.

There is no prior knowledge or experience required to embark on this diploma course. You are free to commence at a time that suits your schedule – and to continue at your pace for a period of 12 months. Full tutor support is provided for this course.

Note: The Online Counselling College uses a person-centred approach, and Egan’s The Skilled Helper Model.

Click here for Diploma in Crisis & Trauma Counselling Syllabus

Suggested textbook for the course (to be purchased by the student)

Part 1: Kolski, T.D., Jongsma, A.E., & Myer, R.A. (2014). The crisis counseling and traumatic events treatment planner, with DSM-5 updates (2nd Ed.). Wiley: New York, NY.

Part 2: Cori, J.L. (2008). Healing from trauma: A survivor’s guide to understanding your symptoms and reclaiming your life. Cambridge, MA: Marlowe & Co.