Arcadia Graduate Certificate Requirements

Certificates in Child/Family Therapy and Trauma: Clinical Bases of Treatment and Recovery

These certificate programs are designed to meet the continuing education needs of licensed professional counselors, individuals with a master’s degree in a clinical field (such as counseling, social work, etc.) as well as doctoral-level clinical psychologists or counselors.

Additional Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission procedures, a student also must hold a master’s or doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling, social work or a closely related clinical discipline. Test scores are not required.

Certificate Requirements

(15 credits as outlined below)

Trauma: Clinical Bases of Treatment and Recovery (15 credits)

  • PY 618 Evidenced-Based Treatments of Trauma
  • PY 622 Trauma, Advocacy and Social Justice
  • PY 623 Strategies for Treating Grief and Bereavement
  • PY 630A/631A Internship (one semester, 3 credits, 150 hours)
  • One elective course approved by the administrators of the program.

Certificate: Child/Family Therapy (15 credits)

  • PY 611 Couples and Family Therapy
  • PY 615 Child and Adolescent Counseling: Clinical and School Applications
  • PY 621 Advanced Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • PY 630A/631A Internship (one semester, 3 credits, 150 hours)
  • One elective course approved by the administrators of the program.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of our students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.arcadia.edu/gainful.

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