Drury GO Trauma and Resilience Certificate

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Trauma is widespread and has no boundaries. The Drury GO Trauma and Resilience Certificate will hone your ability to:

  • Understand how traumatic events are experienced and processed
  • Help people cope with stress
  • Enhance the resiliency of both yourself and others

This standalone certificate does not require prior college experience.
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Trauma & Resilience – 18 Credits
Can be pursued during or after an associate

Why take this certificate?

  • Benefit from a stand-alone program No prerequisites required to pursue this certificate 
  • Enhance professional credentials and expand repertoire of skills to help people

Who is it for?

Professionals or students who need to:

  • Explore the experiences of violence, trauma, and moral injury
  • Understand the positive effects of psychological resilience
  • Learn about psychopathology conditions, their causes, diagnostic criteria, and treatment


  • Advance a career in teaching, nursing, psychology, social worker, EMT, criminal justice, or ministry 

Program Overview

Trauma is widespread and has no boundaries with regard to age, gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographic location, or sexual orientation. What enables people to adapt well to challenging life experiences? Resilience is key. The certificate program in trauma and resilience is designed for people who want to deepen their understanding of the ways in which traumatic events are experienced and the range of posttraumatic reactions. The program also explores factors that help people cope with stress, enhance their resiliency, and flourish.

The certificate program trauma and resilience is a stand-alone program that is not embedded in an undergraduate degree program, and prior college experience is not required for acceptance. Non-degree seeking professionals, in particular, teachers, nurses, psychologists, social workers, first responders, criminal justice workers, and ministers may find the certificate useful in enhancing their professional credentials and expanding their repertoire of skills to help people. The certificate may also be of interest to people who are interested in developing self-care plans to bolster their resilience and psychological well-being.

Career Information

The Trauma and Resilience Certificate can enhance anyone’s skills, including individuals like:

  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • First responders
  • Criminal justice workers
  • Ministers

The certificate in Trauma and Resilience requires 18 credit hours of coursework.