Counseling & Psychology

Trauma Studies in Counseling Psychology

Graduate certificate, full-time or part-time post-master’s certificate program

Foster resilience in those impacted by trauma.

Develop the interventions needed to work with survivors of trauma. Guided by Lesley University’s expert faculty-clinicians, who are at the forefront of psychosocial trauma research and practice, bring new knowledge to your current profession. Designed for current practitioners who hold a master’s degree in counseling or a related field, this 12-credit, Cambridge-based program builds your expertise in trauma theory and practice in relation to specific client populations and topics.

With growing numbers of those in need of trauma-sensitive services, including military veterans, international refugees, and domestic violence survivors, make an impact on an overwhelmed healthcare system. Through a combination of science, theory, and empathy grounded in fieldwork, gain the specialized skill set needed to help people break out of unconstructive behaviors and patterns.

Program Structure

Full-Time or Part-Time On-Campus Program

12 Credits
“The strength of our program is the quality of our students. Many of them go on to become leaders and program directors in the Greater Boston area, helping our innovative approaches take hold throughout the region.”
Jared Kass, Professor of Counseling & Psychology
Counseling & Psychology
Susan Gere
Susan Gere, professor and division director of Counseling and Psychology, is core faculty and a clinician and consultant in the community. Her research and teaching interests are in integrative approaches to trauma treatment; understanding the impact of adverse life experience on adult learning; and mental health consultation in clinical, educational, organizational, and community settings.
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Program Cost Description
Total approximate cost for this graduate certificate program.
Trauma Studies in Counseling Psychology
  • Tuition
    $975/credit x 12
    $11,700
  • Fees
    Materials Fee
    $120
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Activity Fee
    $60
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Total approximate cost for this graduate certificate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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