2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Trauma-Informed Practice, CAS

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Linda Stone Fish, PhD, flstone@syr.edu Graduate Director
Dept. of Marriage and Family Therapy
Peck Hall, 601 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13202


Linda Stone Fish, Thom deLara, Dessa Bergen-Cico, Deborah Coolhart, Tracey Reichert Schimpff, Tracey Marchese, Pamela Johnson


The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Trauma-informed Practice is structured for clinicians, mental health professionals, and practitioners from allied disciplines who intend to expand their knowledge and skills in the field of trauma response and intervention. The core courses, and elective options, address the theoretical foundations of trauma, as well as evidenced-based trauma-informed practice approaches and techniques.

Please note, completion of the Advanced Certificate in Truama-informed Practice program alone does not qualify an individual for licensure as a social worker, marriage and family therapist, or any other profession licensed under Title VIII of the Education Law, nor does it authorize a certificate holder to engage in those scope-restricted professions.


A completed bachelor’s degree, minimum GPA of 3.4, or enrollment in or completion of a master’s degree in an allied field is required. GRE’s are not required.


The curriculum includes three required 3-credit courses (to be chosen from a group of four courses, each of which will be offered annually), and two elective 3-credit courses (to be chosen from a list of courses that include trauma-informed content).

Total Credits: 15

Certificate Awarded:

Certificate of Advanced Study

Transfer Credit:

Courses completed at the graduate level which are equivalent to courses in the CAS may be transferred upon review by the admissions committee.

Satisfactory Progress:

Students must achieve a grade of B- or better in all CAS courses.

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