The Institute for Trauma Competency is a training community developed to provide counselor education in core trauma knowledge and trauma-focused skills.
The Institute also provides trauma-specific supervision and consultation for trauma professionals interested in developing their trauma competency.
According to the American Counseling Association (2014), specialized training and supervision are required before engaging in counseling in any specialty area. Therefore, without formal trauma training to support ethical and informed clinical practice with this vulnerable population counselors are at risk for practicing outside the bounds of their competency
The American Mental Health Counseling Association (2009) also recommends that counselors and have specialized training in trauma.
The Institute for Trauma Competency supports counselors by providing a learning community tailored to the unique needs of trauma professionals.
Our trauma-sensitive supervisors are skilled trauma counselors well-versed in psychological trauma theory and intervention. In addition, trauma counselors in training with The Institute for Trauma Competency practice in collaborative communities of fellow trauma counselors for support and opportunities for on-going learning and skill development.