Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type

Counselor Education Teaching Idea


Trauma Education, Trauma, Counselor Education, Counselor Preparation, Trauma Counseling

Subject Area

Counseling, Counselor Education


Due to the high prevalence of traumatic events, counselors are likely to have clients with histories of trauma. Counselors need to be prepared to work with trauma-related issues. The Council of Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs supports the importance of trauma education in the 2016 CACREP standards. Due to the 60 credit hour requirement of counselor training programs, the authors suggest that counselor educators integrate trauma education throughout Counselor Education curricula as opposed to creating a whole course. This article elucidates the need of integrating trauma education in counseling graduate programs, and provides suggestions regarding how counselor educators can incorporate trauma education in counseling program curricula.





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