Trauma and Bereavement (Graduate Certificate)

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There is a growing need in society for health care workers and clinicians to be better prepared to help clients and patients experiencing trauma.

The School of Social Work graduate certificate program in trauma and bereavement prepares individuals to work in the field of death and dying as well as with trauma and bereavement in clinical, organizational and administrative settings. The program provides students with enhanced knowledge about grief responses and the effects of trauma. Students have opportunities to research an often under-explored topic while helping transform the sociopolitical management of grief, traumatic losses and end-of-life issues in contemporary society.

Program offered

Trauma and Bereavement (Graduate Certificate)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Program requirements

Required Core (12 credit hours)
SWG 577 Traumatic Death: Theory, Counseling and Practice (3)
SWG 612 Social Work with Groups (3)
SWG 626 Crisis Intervention and Short-Term Treatment (3)

Students select one of the following as part of the core:
SWG 541 Field Practicum I (3)
SWG 542 Field Practicum II (3)
SWG 641 Advanced Practicum: Direct Practice I (3)
SWG 642 Advanced Practicum: Direct Practice II (3)
SWG 645 The Professional Experience III (3)
SWG 646 The Professional Experience IV (3)

Electives (3 credit hours)