The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Crisis-Informed Care for a Diverse, Globalized World Certificate


325 North Wells Street

Chicago, IL 60610

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Crisis-Informed Care for a Diverse, Globalized World Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

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
    Rehabilitation counselor
    Refugee social service specialist
    Specialist trauma therapist
    Victim advocate

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 worker
    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.


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 2011. To learn more about WSCUC, please see their contact information via this link

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Federal Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Locale: Large City

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