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    Mississippi College
  Jun 29, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Post-MSW Certificate in Trauma-Informed Practice

Certificate Logistics & Curriculum Outcomes

Overall clinical competencies of the program include the development of a neurobiologically-informed, and strengths-based approach to trauma-informed practice with vulnerable and at-risk populations from a social justice perspective. Social workers completing the certificate will be prepared to assume leadership roles within their profession as trauma specialists and experts who possess the capacity to improve quality of care for the client systems they serve. A key highlight of the program is professional training on the identification and utilization of resources within the community that help facilitate optimal recovery from traumatic experiences.

Program Requirements

MSW degree

Social Work License

Completed application which includes a personal statement

Required Courses:

SWK 5501 Neurobiological Foundations of Trauma Assessment and Treatment (3 sem hrs)  

SWK 5502 Trauma Assessment (3 sem hrs)  

SWK 5503 Trauma Intervention I (3 sem hrs)  

SWK 5504 Trauma Intervention II (3 sem hrs)  

SWK 5505 Special Topics in Trauma Assessment and Treatment (3 sem hrs)  

Total: 15 sem. hrs.


Advisor: Dr. Deborah Holt, 925-3299, Jennings 109