Behavioral Health Sciences
"The courses have been interesting, inspiring and very well-balanced between research and practice." —Stephanie Laila Tuxen Bisgaard, Professional Program in Trauma-Informed Interventions graduate
Recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Noncredit Program Award by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
Researchers have documented the prevalence of trauma in the lives of the vast majority of public sector clients. Programs and systems that are seeking to integrate trauma-informed interventions include mental health, substance abuse, criminal justice, victim assistance and child welfare. Post-traumatic stress disorders and other trauma-related disorders and symptoms are increasing in the population of war veterans and those who have been exposed to other forms of violence in urban and domestic settings. With the innovative Professional Program in Trauma-Informed Interventions, you can learn to serve your clients better—and improve your practice—through evidence-based assessment and treatment models developed for trauma victims. Join our email list to stay informed about this program.
The table contains the required courses for the Professional Program in Trauma-Informed Interventions, as well as the terms they are typically available for enrollment.
3 Required Workshops, 3 Electives, 4.2 ceu (42 Hours of Instruction)
|Required Courses||Course Number||Units/ CEU||Classroom|
|Overview of Trauma-Informed Assessment and Intervention||1.2 ceu||Spring
|Neurobiology of Complex Trauma||0.6 ceu||Spring|
|Vicarious and Secondary Trauma (offered future term)||0.6 ceu|
|Electives||Course Number||Units/ CEU||Classroom|
|Clinical Perspectives on Dissociation||0.7 ceu||Fall|
|Consultation and Supervision for Trauma-Informed Interventions (offered future term)||0.6 ceu|
|Co-Occurring Trauma and Drug and Alcohol Abuse: A Harm-Reduction Perspective||1.2 ceu||Summer|
|Harm Reduction and Trauma (offered future term)||0.6 ceu|
|Mindfulness, Anxiety and the Treatment of PTSD (offered future term)||0.8 ceu|
|New! Narrative Therapy and Trauma||0.6 ceu||Summer|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Assessment and Treatment||0.7 ceu||Spring|
|Treating Sexual Trauma in the Clinical Setting (offered future term)||0.6 ceu|
|Treatment of the Traumatized Child||0.7 ceu||Spring|
|Teens in the Crosshairs: Trauma, Loss and Grief||0.6 ceu||Summer|
|New! Veterans and Their Families: Loss and Grief, Hope and Resilience||0.6 ceu||Summer|
Course availability is subject to change.
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You may enroll in individual courses without registering for the Professional Program in Trauma-Informed Interventions.
Psychological trauma plays a critical and pervasive role in a broad range of behavioral health problems. Learn about assessment, diagnostic and treatment techniques for behavioral health problems brought about by complex trauma. In this new program of continuing education unit (CEU) workshops, you learn about current research in the field and strategies to integrate trauma-informed interventions into your current practice.
These CEU workshops are primarily designed for licensed clinicians and others with experience working in the field.
The curriculum comprises 3 required workshops and 3 electives for a total of 4.2 ceu (42 hours of instruction).
All coursework must be completed within three years of registering for the program. However, requirements may be updated based on new developments in the field of study; we recommend completing the curriculum in a timely fashion. For more information, please see the completion requirements and the substitutions, waivers and transfer credit policies. Please contact the program office upon completion of the program to request your certificate of completion.
By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register for the Professional Program in Trauma-Informed Interventions, submit the online registration form with your credit card information or complete the mail-in registration form. The registration fee is nonrefundable.
Each course is priced individually,and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The program has an estimated cost of $1,500 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.
The continuing education (CE) credit for each course, if available, is listed after the course title in the online and print catalogs. We use the following abbreviations: BRN, Board of Registered Nursing (Provider 00226); LCSW/MFT, courses that meet the qualifications for CE credit for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE 1505). CE credits for psychologists: UC Berkeley Extension is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UC Berkeley Extension maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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