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.
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).
Certificate in Mental Health Recovery & Trauma-informed Care costs approximately $6,000.
*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).
Graduate students may be eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To apply for financial aid visit the FAFSA Website.
Students may also apply for scholarships offered through San Diego State University and private organizations. Information about Financial Aid at SDSU can be found at the SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Required Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure
No GRE is required to apply to this certificate program. TOEFL scores may be required if applicable. See "How to Apply" for more details.
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