Gain the skills, experience, and knowledge to positively influence the emotional, cognitive, and social health of individuals and populations affected by trauma.
The 60-credit Trauma Studies Specialization is designed to help
students develop expertise in psychosocial trauma work. The
curriculum includes an overview of trauma theory and practice as
well as focus on specific client populations and interventions.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2016 semester
The program is ideal for those who wish to promote healing and
positive change with a diverse clientele. Clinical Mental Health
Counselors who specialize in trauma studies work in a variety of
clinical settings including mental health clinics, psychiatric
clinics, hospitals, geriatric centers, schools, and correctional
facilities, as well as in private practice.
At Lesley University, Mental Health Counseling students develop
practical skills through self-reflection, collaboration with expert
faculty and peers, and two years of field experience. Direct,
supervised contact with clients from a range of populations is
required so that students leave the program fully prepared for
Assistant Professor of Counseling and Psychology; Director of Field Training for Counseling and Psychology
Sidney Trantham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling and Psychology
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Holistic Studies Specialization
Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Trauma Studies Specialization
Clinical Mental Health Counseling: School and Community Specialization
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6 Critical Skills Every Counselor Should Cultivate
Counselors today are working with increasingly diverse populations that have diverse sets of needs. Honing a solid set of essential skills makes for an effective, successful mental health practitioner.
"Using my own experiences with clients, other professionals, and agencies helps my students become oriented to the reality of their professional milieus." -- Susan Gere, Ph.D.