During their first year in the program, students can apply to complete the trauma specialization. With an increased focus on school safety and an increased awareness of trauma exposure among youth, the need for trauma-focused training within the field of school psychology has emerged as critically important. Doctoral students completing this specialized training will be prepared to deliver comprehensive school mental health services with the goals of preventing trauma and treating youth exposed to trauma. Doctoral students will also emerge with the skill set to train practitioners how to create and deliver these services in public charter schools, which are becoming a centerpiece of educational reform across the country.
Elements of the specialized training include:
Specialized Training in Evidence-Based Interventions
Mentoring around Trauma-Related Activities