Trauma-Informed Care Certificate Training Programs for Mental Health Professionals

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CPDC’s Trauma-Informed Care Certificate Training Programs presents healthcare practitioners with a trauma- and attachment-informed  paradigm to help them provide effective and ethical healthcare services for clients who have been exposed to both event and relational/developmental trauma. Our trauma-informed care programs help healthcare practitioners provide quality integrative healthcare services as the healthcare industry moves towards a national trauma-informed care model of service delivery.

According to SAMHSA, psychological trauma is a hidden epidemic. 90% of clients in public behavioral health settings have experienced trauma. Trauma survivors have had overwhelming life experiences that significantly impact their capacity to function in a healthy manner. Providing them with trauma-informed care services and helping them stabilize makes a huge difference in their lives.

Research demonstrates that psychological trauma contributes significantly in the development of many problems such as various psychiatric disorders, addictions, behavioral disorders, suicidal behavior, personality disorders, violent behavior, and a variety of chronic mental and physical health problems.

Most trauma survivors have repeated life events resulting in complex or developmental trauma rather than PTSD. Trauma-informed professionals have a critical role in clearing the impact of trauma on individuals’ long-term mental and physical health.

Skills in addressing trauma is now the expectation, not the exception, in healthcare systems. Behavioral health organizations are now seeking clinicians who are qualified to offer trauma-informed care.

Our certificate programs follow the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) trauma-informed approach in the following ways.

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  • They realize the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovering from it;
  • They recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system;
  • They respond fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and
  • They seek to actively resist re-traumatization.

Our Certificate Training Programs also emphasize SAMHSA’s six key trauma-informed principles:

  1. Safety
  2. Trustworthiness and Transparency
  3. Peer support
  4. Collaboration and mutuality
  5. Empowerment, voice and choice
  6. Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues

CPDC’s trauma-informed certificate programs also adhere to SAMHSA’s practice of linking recovery and resilience for those individuals and families impacted by trauma. Consistent with SAMHSA’s definition of recovery, they also  build on evidence-based consumer and family engagement, empowerment, and collaboration.

CPDC’s certificate training programs also follow SAMHSA’s trauma-specific intervention practices, including the following:

  • The survivor’s need to be respected, informed, connected, and hopeful regarding their own recovery.
  • The interrelation between trauma and symptoms of trauma such as substance abuse, eating disorders, depression and anxiety.
  • The need to work in a collaborative way with survivors, family and friends of the survivor, and other human services agencies in a manner that will empower survivors and consumers.

3-Day Trauma-Informed Practitioner Certificate – 19.6 Clock Hours

For mental health professionals and advanced graduate students who wish to become proficient in providing effective, ethical, practice-based trauma-informed clinical skills.

Watch CPDC’s Webcast about Trauma Informed Care Training

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