Find your new direction

  • 1300 76 2221
  • Australian owned and operated since 2008

Certificate of Trauma Counselling

$699.00$999.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Trauma can have a profound impact on a person’s psychological wellbeing and every day functioning. Trauma counselling is a specialist field of counselling that aims to help those who have suffered a traumatic life event.

The Certificate of Trauma Counselling is an online professional development program that will provide you with the conceptual framework and skills for counselling people who are suffering from trauma-related stress.

In this online trauma counselling course, you will develop your counselling skills and techniques, learn how to establish a counselling relationship, apply specialist interpersonal and counselling skills, and facilitate the counselling relationship and process. You will also learn how to apply learning theories in counselling, implement trauma informed care and learn how to effectively recognise and respond to crisis situations.

On completion of this course, you will feel confident in your ability to use trauma-counselling techniques to assist and engage with those who have experienced trauma.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

  • The clients story
  • Counselling environments
  • Law and ethics
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Child protection
  • Engaging with clients
  • Immediate action
  • Client concerns
  • Reframing technique
  • Referral processes
  • Client uncertainty / ambivalence
  • Recovery stages
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Interventions
  • Support mechanisms
  • Strengths-based counselling
  • Perceptions of client feelings
  • Active listening
  • Identifying underlying issues
  • Monitor counselling process
  • Counselling conclusion
  • Emotionally dependent clients
  • Professional boundaries

Unit 2 - Work effectively in trauma informed care

  • Trauma informed care perspective
  • Key principles and practices
  • Safe environments and relationships
  • Preventing traumatisation
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Psychological and emotional abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Stalking
  • Domestic violence
  • Making trauma individuals feel safe
  • Negligence
  • Past and current trauma or abuse
  • Mandatory reporting’s
  • Confidentiality
  • Symptoms of trauma
  • Coping strategies
  • Strengths-based approach
  • Self-care strategies
  • Managing re-traumatisation
  • Breathing control exercises
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma checklist
  • Self-reflection and evaluation
  • Policy development
  • Conducting interviews
  • Active observation
  • Focus groups

Unit 3 - Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

  • Structured counselling approach
  • Client information
  • Initial session guidelines
  • Assessment interviews
  • Standardised assessments
  • Engaging with clients
  • Communication techniques
  • Active listening
  • Effective questioning
  • Client goals
  • Client rights and responsibilities
  • Professional boundaries
  • Expectations and commitment
  • Anxiety or concerns
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Counselling contracts
  • Counselling plans
  • Informed consent

Unit 4 - Apply learning theories in counselling

  • Research learning theories
  • Behaviorism
  • Antecedent behaviour consequence (ABC)
  • Ignoring the behaviour
  • Reinforcement
  • Behavioral outcomes
  • Modelling influences
  • Modelling or behavioral rehearsal
  • Role playing
  • Primary reinforcement
  • Secondary reinforcement
  • Environmental differences
  • Dysfunctional environments
  • Learning environments
  • Socioeconomic barriers
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Formulate a program for change
  • Achieving identified outcomes
  • Identify practical goals
  • Setting SMART goals
  • Barriers to achieving outcomes
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Recording / reviewing change programs
  • Problem solving

Unit 5 - Implement trauma informed care

  • Trauma informed care
  • Strong safe relationships
  • Safe environments
  • Listen to the client’s story
  • Mandatory notification
  • Person’s strengths and resilience
  • Culture and language
  • Identify impact of trauma
  • Mental health issues
  • Working with children
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders
  • Negative responses to triggers
  • Specific trauma needs
  • Individual support plans
  • Change strategies and plans
  • Trauma informed supervision
  • Crisis management plans
  • Emotional pain
  • Trust and rapport
  • Conflict resolution strategies
  • Emergency situations
  • Self-care practices

Unit 6 - Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

  • Counselling interview sequence
  • Environmental / personal factors
  • Disabilities / impairments
  • Client-counsellor relationship
  • Counselling skills
  • Client-centred interactions
  • Establish rapport
  • Empathy, honesty and openness
  • Conflict resolution
  • Learning styles
  • Communication styles and skills
  • Specialised counselling skills
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Promoting self-advocacy / self-care
  • Coping strategies
  • Responding to distress or crisis
  • Self-evaluation / self-awareness
  • Professional development plan
  • Action learning
  • Networking / professional memberships

Unit 7 - Recognise and respond to crisis situations

  • Crisis situations
  • Signs of safety issues
  • Signs of abuse
  • Suicide risk factors / warning signs
  • Risk management
  • Safety concerns
  • Empathetic listening
  • Building relationships
  • Crisis situations
  • Assessing suicide risk
  • Safety and suicide plan
  • Emergency help / medical assistance
  • Community services
  • Psychological assessments
  • Self-care strategies
  • Non-crisis situations
  • Supervision and debriefing
  • Counselling qualifications

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Blogs

6 Careers That Are Good For You

8 Charity Careers That Make a Difference

Payment Information

Certificate Course

,

Benefits

  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth

Strong

Unemployment

Low

  • Trauma Counsellor
  • Child Trauma Counsellor
  • Case Worker
 
PAY UPFRONT & SAVE
ENROL TODAY
  • Best value option
  • Includes unlimited access
  •  

$699.00

PAY AS YOU GO
PAYMENT PLAN
  • $180 deposit
  • $35/week
  • No credit checks required

$999.00