325 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Crisis-Informed Care for a Diverse, Globalized World Certificate
Natural and human-caused crises and disasters have become more frequent and severe worldwide. As a result, there is a compelling need now and for the foreseeable future for innovative humanitarian responses to the psychosocial trauma caused by crises and disasters.
Those who seek to provide trauma-informed care must be both technically and culturally competent. Such competencies are essential to successfully navigating diverse cultures, economic, educational, and political systems, national historical narratives, religions, and even geographic zones.
This certificate program is a three-course sequence at the Master’s level for students and professionals, in the U.S. and abroad, who seek to acquire or further develop the basic attitudes, knowledge, and skills essential to address crises and disasters that traumatize vulnerable populations.
The certificate is particularly beneficial for mental health professionals, school teachers, and school administrators.
Examples of specific jobs that mental health professionals would be eligible for upon completing the certificate include:
Assessment and referral specialist
Crisis prevention and intervention specialist
Domestic violence and sexual assault program coordinator
Emergency mental health clinician
Refugee social service specialist
Specialist trauma therapist
Some examples of specific positions that school districts currently hire for, and for which school teachers and administrators who complete the certificate would be eligible, include:
Crisis-intervention team leader
Director of crisis intervention
Community outreach counselor
Prevention and intervention specialist
All students will be eligible to apply to our M.A. International Psychology Program and apply for transfer credit, provided that admissions criteria are met. This certificate will also serve as a pipeline for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in International Psychology.
Classification: Specialized Institution—Other
Loans Offered: Federal Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
Locale: Large City