College of Arts and Sciences

Counseling Concentration in Trauma

About the Concentration

The past decade has produced a clear rise in trauma-related events—“terrifying experiences that rupture people’s sense of predictability and invulnerability”—confronting the general population on many levels, from individual to international. Arcadia’s specialization in trauma responds to the growing need for counselors to assist clients who have been impacted by traumatic experiences, such as natural disasters, sexual or physical abuse, war, or other devastating events.

Advanced counselor training in trauma includes both short-term interventions and long-term care. Specialty courses focus on evidence based treatments of trauma, strategies for treating grief and bereavement, as well as advocacy and social justice.

Degree Requirements