Skip To Content
SDSU Logo
 

Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Graduate Certificate
in Mental Health Recovery & Trauma-informed Care

Program Information

certificate-icon

The certificate is designed to educate professionals in contemporary mental health practices that focus on mental health recovery and trauma-informed care in schools, social agencies, and community.

The certificate draws upon integrated recovery and strength-based approaches and emphasizes the role of trauma-informed treatment models in understanding the causes of mental ill-health and practices to address human suffering caused by familial and environmental trauma. Students will learn about the latest knowledge and practices used to work with people experiencing severe mental illness. The certificate explores applications of trauma-informed care in education, and community settings.

camera
Quick Snapshot of the 12-unit Certificate
ONLINE
SHORT COURSES
SHORT PROGRAM
The certificate is offered in an online format to cater to healthcare professionals and counselors residing in locations all over the world.

Each course is offered over a four-week period with a one-week break in between.


The certificate program starts late August and can be completed by February (6 months).






CLASS SIZE
TRANSFERABILITY
LOW COST
30 students admitted into the program.
All 12 units of the certificate courses transfer to the Master of Arts Education (Counseling) Degree.

Certificate in Mental Health Recovery & Trauma-informed Care costs approximately $6,000.

ONLINE
The certificate is offered in an online format to cater to healthcare professionals and counselors residing in locations all over the world.

SHORT COURSES
Each course is offered over a four-week period with a one-week break in between.

SHORT PROGRAM
The certificate program starts late August and can be completed by February (6 months).

CLASS SIZE
30 students admitted into the program.

TRANSFERABILITY
All 12 units of the certificate courses transfer to the Master of Arts Education (Counseling) Degree.

LOW COST
Each course is offered over a four-week period with a one-week break in between.

family
Competencies and Skills
 
Knowledge of theories, models, and methods within systemic and social constructionist paradigms
Application of theories, models, and methods to produce effective clinical practice with diverse populations
Understanding of mental health recovery-oriented care
Effective practice in public mental health settings
Use of research to inform clinical practice
Conceptualization and practice in the therapist role from a position of social responsibility and/or social change
Use of self-of-therapist and personal growth to become effective therapist
laptop
Evidenced-based Analysis of the Value of Online and Hybrid Learning
  • Students in online conditions performed modestly better, on average, than those learning the same material through traditional face-to-face instruction.*
  • Instruction combining online and face-to-face elements had a larger advantage relative to purely face-to-face instruction than did purely online instruction.*
  • The effectiveness of online learning approaches appears quite broad across different content and learner types.*

*U.S. Department of Education (2010). Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies. Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development Policy and Program Studies Service (September).

Certificate Program FAQ

[+] When does the certificate begin and how is the program structured?
[+] Is there anytime where we will be required to attend face-to-face classes or have time on the SDSU campus?
[+] Can I attend the program and work?
[+] What jobs will I get after completing the 12-unit certificate?
[+] How do I increase my chances of being accepted into the certificate program?
[+] What test scores is required for application to the program?
[+] How do I transfer into the Master of Arts program?