Graduate Certificate in Practices in Trauma Recovery

Online Graduate Certificate in Practices in Trauma Recovery

Help the People Who Need it Most

With training from experienced faculty, Widener University's Graduate Certificate in Practices in Trauma Recovery program provides enhanced experiences for adult learners who work in social work settings with populations impacted by individuals and/or community trauma.

This online program is designed to work with anyone's schedule, regardless of how busy and can be completed in an either full time or part time structure. Graduates will leave the program with the necessary skills to increase their agility in treating individuals who are experiencing trauma in a variety of capacities. 

Learn Life Changing Skills

12 Credits | 14-week courses

The curriculum in the online Graduate Certificate in Practices in Trauma Recovery is taught by expert faculty and will enhance students' clinical skills and support their work with populations who have survived trauma. The curriculum has a unique trauma informed focus, intensive group supervision, and is designed to build clinical skills.

Courses include:

  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
  • Foundation for Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Treating Trauma
  • Clinical Social Work Practice with Families

In addition to core courses, students also complete eight monthly day-long trauma workshops as well as eight monthly two-hour supervision seminars. 

Graduate Certificate Admissions Details

No GRE/GMAT Required

Apply now to earn your Graduate Certificate in Practices in Trauma Recovery degree from Widener University. Our flexible, fully online program will give you the necessary experience, regardless of your schedule. Here’s what you’ll need to apply:

  • A completed online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a CSWE-accredited institution 
  • Official transcripts from every college-level institution attended
  • Must currently be in a clinical placement or work environment

View application process.

An Affordable Certificate for Your Future

$4,800 Total Tuition | $400 Per Credit Hour

The online Graduate Certificate in Practices in Trauma Recovery degree offers a cost-effective way to learn to deal with people and communities who have been affected by trauma. Our support staff will work with you through the course of the program to make sure you are receiving the most affordable education possible. Learn more about tuition.

Be There for Those Who Have Experienced Trauma

The world is always in need of talented social workers, and for those who have experienced trauma, finding someone with the right expertise is vital. Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 12% from 2020 to 20301, so individuals with proper training have a wide variety of career opportunities.

Our online program will prepare students to become positive forces for the individuals and communities that need them most.

Get Started Now

Learn in a top-ranked online MSW program that is nationally recognized for its commitment to career leadership and service. Address issues at the root of the problem, take an active role in your community, pursue your passion for helping others, and be the future of social services.

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