Mental Health Trauma Training Online

Trauma Recovery On-Line training for trauma counselors and emergency responders everywhere

Trauma Certificate Courses Go On-Line: On-Line Program For Trauma Responders And Counselors

Traumatic events are part of life. Statistics show that 70% of people are impacted directly by trauma over the course of their lifetime. In general, we are remarkably resilient yet when exposed to extreme events, even the strongest individuals can feel shaken. The Institute has developed a series of courses for professional trauma responders and counselors in a comprehensive trauma training certification that is now available on-line, and on demand at your own pace. These courses are all based on “best practices” research and developed over many years through careful examination of what works in real settings with those who have been seriously injured, ill or traumatized. The Traumatology Institute is dedicated to training individuals, organizations and groups to offer skilled care to trauma survivors in your community and anywhere around the world.

TORONTO, May, 2011 – The Traumatology Institute (Canada) has now launched all of its core Trauma Recovery courses on-line in an e-learning platform which is on-demand so students can take courses anywhere in the world at any time The new on-line school will help caring mental health professionals around the world build skills that work when helping trauma survivors struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as develop personal resiliency skills in a Compassion Fatigue (CF) program (Compassion Fatigue defined as secondary stress and burnout – a debilitating condition impacting care-providers).

With the new on-line format, busy professionals and those living in remote locations can develop cutting edge skills in trauma care and protect themselves from Compassion Fatigue symptoms. According to Founding Director and CEO, Dr. Anna Baranowsky, “There is a heavy cost to caring that is borne by professionals. Trauma response skill development and self-care act as buffers to the impact of doing this challenging work.”

The new, cutting edge on-line program teaches participants how to:

  • Become skilled in offering emotional first aid care and long-term counseling interventions to trauma survivors
  • Develop a comprehensive toolkit for working with individuals, groups and organizations following a traumatic event
  • Identify symptoms and build Compassion Fatigue resiliency skills

By designing a flexible and affordable program that professionals can complete any time and in the comfort of your own home or office the Traumatology Institute hopes to reach out to those who may not otherwise have access to comprehensive trauma training.

The curriculum is well-suited to counselors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, clergy, employee assistance professionals, clinical supervisors, emergency responders and other helping professionals. There are two training streams. The Clinical Traumatology stream trains counselors and other clinical professionals while the Community and Workplace stream trains people who work with trauma survivors but do not have a counseling focus.

What does the Traumatology Institute On-Line Training Curriculum have to offer? Learn more about Clinical Traumatology, Community & Workplace Traumatology, Field Traumatology and Compassion Fatigue training at


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Dr. Anna Baranowsky, founding director of the Traumatology Institute (Canada), is a psychologist who works with trauma survivors.

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