Trauma Counselling Course (Online)

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    18 hours

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Part-Time: September 27, 2023 – November 01, 2023

Schedule: Webinars are held Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm PST

This course has been approved for 18 CEU hours through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

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Trauma Counselling Course Overview

Trauma Counselling provides people with an opportunity to discuss their experiences within an empathetic supportive setting. It is used to help people develop strategies for dealing with their ongoing difficulties that result from these experiences. Some people experience things as more traumatic than others and therefore will need help in coping with the emotional burdens of an event or situation.

CACCF Accreditation

Certified members of the CACCF require 40 CEU hours every two years to maintain their Certification(s). Members are encouraged to take pre-approved CEUs as they simply need to submit their certificates of completion together with their Re-certification Application when they are due for renewal.

Ashton College's Trauma Counselling course is now listed as a pre-approved course with CACCF to satisfy the hours needed for recertification.

For more information, check out the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) website.

Topics/ Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Understand the concept of trauma and the value of trauma counselling.
  2. Discuss which therapy is best for a past trauma.
  3. Understand what can be done to help in the healing process.
  4. Define the stages of trauma recovery
  5. Understand what trauma does to the brain and how the brain can heal after trauma.

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Live Online Students

Ashton College offers education for all students with a unique online learning approach. A synchronous learning component provides real time interaction and immediate feedback. We use real time interactive sessions, breakout rooms, and screen-sharing. An asynchronous learning component allows students to work at their own pace. Our asynchronous learning materials include recorded real time lectures, online readings, and discussion forums. We encourage students, if possible, to use both components so as to enjoy interactivity and community of real-time learning as well as studying at their own pace. This approach ensures students have support and resources to achieve their educational goals.

For synchronous sessions, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better learning experience.

This program/course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. As such, PTIB did not review the program/course.

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