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Traumatic Stress Aide - School of Liberal Arts

Certificate (CERT) in Traumatic Stress Aide

About the Program

This program provides an educational foundation for students and professionals working in the field of trauma treatment, counseling and social work. The program focuses on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including its diagnosis and treatment; on crisis intervention, coping strategies and client stabilization; and on compassion fatigue, the user-friendly term for secondary stress disorder, often experienced by crisis workers or witnesses of a traumatic event.

Some courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) awarded through the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify the diagnostic criteria for PTSD
  • Apply the ABC model of crisis intervention
  • Describe effective community disaster interventions
  • Identify prevention strategies for compassion fatigue
  • Synthesize the process of debriefing emergency workers

Career Opportunities and Jobs:

Persons who complete a Traumatic Stress Aide certificate may have a better chance to obtain jobs at disaster relief agencies; trauma treatment agencies; emergency shelters; and crisis response facilities, depending on education and previous experience.

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For more information, please contact Dr. Maria Santa-Maria, 505-428-1753, maria.santamaria@sfcc.edu.

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