SUNY New Paltz and IDMH are currently in the process of developing an Advanced Certificate in Trauma and Disaster Mental Health Counseling that is expected to launch in Summer 2014. The program will be targeted to professionals who have already earned an MA, MS, or higher degree in counseling or social work; and to students who are currently enrolled in Master's- or Doctoral-level counseling or social work programs and who have already completed their first year of coursework or who can demonstrate completion of a graduate-level counseling theories and skills course.
The certificate will consist of 15 credits (three core courses and two electives). The Disaster Mental Health course will require one summer weekend on the New Paltz campus; all other courses will be entirely online. CE credits will be available.
Core Courses - taught every summer
1. Disaster Mental Health
2. Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Trauma
3. Assessment and Interventions with Children, Adolescents, and Families
Electives - each will be offered in alternate years; students will select two
1. Assisting Veterans and First Responders
2. Assisting Survivors of Humanitarian Crises and Torture
3. Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
4. Assisting Special Populations
Please watch this page for additional details, and if you are interested in receiving information about the program as plans are finalized, please email Karla Vermeulen, Ph.D., IDMH Deputy Director and Assistant Professor of Psychology, at email@example.com.