Postgraduate Trauma Treatment

Degree Granted
Advanced Certificate
Degree Level
Graduate Certificate
Garden City

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to serve traumatized individuals and communities in your psychotherapy practice with a postgraduate trauma treatment certificate from Adelphi on Long Island.

Why Earn Your Advanced Certificate in Trauma Treatment?

Psychological trauma has profoundly damaging effects for individuals and groups alike, creating a pressing need for trauma treatment settings that reduce harm and promote healing. A Trauma Treatment Certificate equips mental health professionals with the tools to effectively treat trauma stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Why Earn Your Certificate in Trauma Treatment at Adelphi in New York on Long Island?

  • Study under world-class faculty who have published groundbreaking trauma-related texts, led task forces in trauma-inflicted zones and been invited to speak at international venues.
  • Benefit from in-depth didactic, clinical and experiential training, including ongoing supervision and a process group.
  • Broaden your understanding of individual and collective trauma through courses on a diverse range of topics, from abuse, neglect and exploitation to racial trauma and military-related trauma.
    Combine intensive theoretical and clinical psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy training while addressing both individual and collective trauma.

Traumatic experiences and individuals’ reactions to them are complex, cumulative, chronic and multilayered. This program helps clinicians develop a deep understanding of trauma and its devastating impacts and enhances their competencies in helping survivors heal, develop resilience and even grow.

Amira Simha-Alpern, PhD Adjunct Faculty, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Clinical training is a cornerstone of the Trauma Treatment Certificate program at Adelphi on Long Island. Under the supervision of our distinguished faculty—who are highly experienced clinicians and trauma researchers—you’ll learn to assess and treat trauma survivors in both individual and group settings. As part of Adelphi’s commitment to civic engagement, we focus on delivering services to underserved populations suffering from trauma, including veterans, immigrants, children in foster care and the formerly incarcerated.

Because working with trauma survivors can be challenging for any clinician, this program places a strong emphasis on reflective support for all students. In addition to a required weekly process group where you can reflect on and work through your personal reactions, you’ll also be encouraged to participate in personal psychotherapy for the duration of the program.

Program Info

Application Requirements

This program is open to all licensed/certified mental health professionals with at least two years of clinical experience post-license/certification.

Applicants for this program and should submit the following:

  • Online application form and $60 fee
  • Two letters of recommendation from an academic or professional source
  • Personal essay (500 words)
  • All official college/university transcripts
  • Résumé/CV

All applicants will be contacted for a personal interview.

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