Carlow’s trauma Psychology degree will give you a solid foundation in theory and research pertaining to crisis, abuse and trauma. You’ll focus on crisis assessment, intervention and management and study specific issues such as child abuse prevention and treatment, partner violence and the impact of trauma on individuals and families as well.
Carlow psychology graduate Christen Rose became an advocate for mental health on campus when she saw the negative effects of online learning on her classmates. She spoke up in committee meetings and panels about the pandemic -- backing her claims with data by conducting a study on the impacts of virtual learning. Christen is currently the assistant director of admissions at Carnegie Mellon University and working toward her PhD in psychology.
The Crisis and Trauma track will acquaint you with pre-professional-level trauma and crisis counselor training. In addition to the requirements for the psychology major, you must complete courses in crisis and trauma. You can complete an internship at a local facility or conduct field research.
Graduate-level training is required before becoming a professional counselor.
Start helping others with local internship options
Build a foundation for graduate-level studies
Collaborate with faculty on research
Alternate degree completion options
Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.
Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.
Career opportunities for trauma Psychology degree
Employment of mental health counselors is projected to grow 25% from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job prospects should be best for those who have a doctoral degree in an applied specialty.