Disaster can strike unexpectedly, dramatically affecting communities, families, and individuals. Tulane University’s Disaster and Collective Trauma Certificate prepares aspiring social workers to treat the psychological consequences of these types of crises. As one of the few disaster and collective trauma programs in the U.S., Tulane’s Disaster and Collective Trauma Certificate teaches students the skills required to make substantial change in their communities and assist individuals with overcoming the trauma associated with surviving disasters. Students who choose to pursue the Disaster and Collective Trauma Certificate tailor their education and use an anti-oppressive lens with the goal of enhancing the well-being of diverse individuals, families, and communities recovering from disaster and collective trauma. The Disaster and Collective Trauma Certificate appeals to students who wish to explore the theories of trauma, recovery, and disaster mental health, and are interested in applied practice with individuals, families, or communities recovering from collective trauma, and/or disaster.
In addition to the course requirements listed below, the following requirements must be satisfied:
- FEMA Certificate in Introduction to Incident Command Systems + 3 additional specialized trainings in disaster/collective trauma.
- Attendance at DaCT meetings.
- Focused Field Placement
- Must be a Tulane MSW student in good standing
|SOWK 7015||Collective Trauma||3|
|SOWK 7075||Disaster MentalHealth Interven||3|
|Total Credit Hours||6|