Trauma Competency Training

The Essentials of Trauma Competency Training Series: The Beliefs, Knowledge and Skills of the Trauma-competent Counselor.

This training has been developed to provide the essential trauma knowledge and trauma-focused clinical skills training needed to meet the ACA requirements for training in a specialty area.

Trainer Biographies

Melinda Paige earned a Ph.D in Counselor Education and Practice and an Ed. S in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. She is a founding director of the Trauma Competency Institute, LLC as well as an Associate Professor and subject matter expert for trauma counseling curriculum at Argosy University. Melinda has seventeen years of clinical experience working with survivors of trauma as well as national training and consulting experience in trauma competency. Her research interests include trauma counselor competency and development. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia, a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCA) in Georgia, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCAGA), and the International Association for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

Sandra Scohier earned a M.S. in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. She is a founding director of the Trauma Competency Institute, LLC as well as a Trauma Therapist at PACT Atlanta. Her clinical experience includes working with trauma survivors in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia, and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCAGA), and the International Association for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

Continuing Education Information

Each training participant will receive a certificate of completion as well as 5 Continuing Education Units provided by the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia (LPCAGA)

Training Session Information

Trainings begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:30 pm with a half hour lunch break at noon.