Trauma-Informed Treatment and Intervention Certificate


Gain the skills to help individuals and communities

Drawing from the growing field of trauma research and intervention, the Trauma-Informed Treatment and Intervention Certificate program explores how trauma impacts human development, behavior, and brain functioning. Students in this certificate program will learn to work effectively with individuals and communities experiencing trauma, and learn how to build resilience and resources.

Who should apply

Open to both non-degree and degree-seeking students, the Trauma-Informed Treatment and Intervention certificate is appropriate for counselors and therapists, case managers, drug and alcohol counselors, community health workers, pastoral counselors, probation and parole officers, educators, psychologists and those in law enforcement.


2024 Fall Term Deadline - July 1st*

Due to increased interest in our program, we have extended our deadline for Fall 2024 applicants.

*For former HNU Students: Contact our admissions team at to learn more about transfer assistance*

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Program Duration
  • Sequence of 15 units (5 courses); designed to build skills that are applicable beyond the workplace and to help you grow and succeed
Virtual Environment
  • Online sessions held in the late afternoons and evenings
Small Class Sizes
  • Cohort members in the program form a learning community

Program Details

Learn about admissions, costs, the TRAUMA-INFORMED TREATMENT AND INTERVENTION CERTIFICATE curriculum, and more.

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School and Department Information

We believe that education can transform lives and make a positive impact on our future and in our communities — particularly those that are underserved. Our curriculum prepares leaders who understand the causes of inequities within society and how these affect our communities, including students, parents and teachers.