Trauma Informed Care (TIC)



Fundamental Skills for Therapists and Allied Health (40 Hours)

Format: Asynchronous (online, self-directed)

Cost: $950 + HST

Course Duration: 15 Weeks to complete 40 hours

Textbook: No textbook is required

Certification: Successful completion of this course results in a Certificate in Trauma Informed Care

Who Should Take This Course: Novice/intermediate practitioners that work in mental health care, such as Psychotherapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Doctors, Nurses, etc.

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Course Overview

Regardless of one’s preferred modality, mental health workers of every kind must equip themselves with a basic understanding of trauma and its impacts on people. All too often, the word “trauma” is used to describe an event, rather than its correct signification: the lasting responses of emotional, physical, and cognitive symptoms that come from living through distressing or horrible events.

Course Outcomes 

  • Gain the mindsets and skills required to apply a trauma-informed approach within your profession
  • Understand the bio-psycho-social framework of trauma
  • Build proficiency in the use-of-self with trauma clients
  • Discover the three stages of ethical trauma work (stabilization, processing, and post-traumatic growth).
  • Learn how to conduct client encounters and assess for trauma (history taking, assessment, the relationship with the client)
  • Become oriented to the most common recovery modalities (including CBT, EMDR, bodywork and more), including their strengths and weaknesses

Getting Started & Certification                                                              

  1. Access The Online Learning Platform: Once payment is received, you will receive two emails: 1) A welcome email containing a UserID and instructions to set up your password, and 2) an enrolment email into our learning platform: Brightspace D2L. As soon as the enrolment email has been sent you have 15 weeks to complete the course. 
  2.  Certification: Upon successful completion of all course requirements including the submission of all course assignments, and following their review by the teaching team, students will then be issued a certificate of completion through the learning platform. 
  3. Continuing Education Requirements: 
    1. This course will satisfy most continuing education requirements. Please contact your regulatory body to confirm.
    2. Completing this course will not qualify you to register with any regulatory body in Ontario, including neither the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), nor the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).                                                                        

Cancellations or Deferrals

We do not offer refunds or deferrals for purchased courses. Please purchase your course when you are able to begin and complete the course within the given timeframe. This policy is unique to online learning courses.