Counseling: Post-Master's Professional Training

Introduction to Complex/Developmental Trauma: Research, Theory, and Practice

Provides post-masters professional training addressing the developmental and life-long impact of childhood adverse experiences and will serve as an introduction to research, theory and practice pertaining to complex/developmental trauma.

Who: Open to students with a master’s degree or higher in counseling or related behavioral/mental health field.

What: Face-to-face three credit graduate course.

Where: Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, PA

When: Bi-weekly courses are held on Tuesday nights from 5:00 - 9:00 PM Starting May 28, 2019.

Designed with the clinical provider in mind, and suitable to a wide range of helping professionals who work with complex/developmental trauma, the course will cover topics that bring special attention to:

  • Contributing factors
  • Impact on physical and behavioral health across the lifespan
  • Differentiation and assessment
  • Individual and systemic interventions
  • Professional resiliency
  • Intergenerational, historical and race-based trauma as primary or contributing factors.

Student Testimonials

Here's what our current and past students have to say about Introduction to Complex/Developmental Trauma:

"It's been a long time since I learned material so impactful."

"It helped me look at the client layer by layer and realize how many other factors come into play during treatment."

"I feel more confident, effective, and hopeful for my students and their families. I would highly recommend this course." 

CNS596-76 | CRN 41480 | Summer 2019, POT A 4 - 12 weeks 5/20-8/9

3 credit hours

Course Begins: May 28

Online orientation held the week of May 20 (self-guided)

Course meets in-person at the Dixon University Center on May 28, June 11, 25, and July 9, 23

Current & Past Students

Log in to your MyShip Portal using your Ship email address and password to register for this course.

Non-Degree/Visiting Students

Review the Non-Degree/Visiting Students application instructions. 

Information about tuition, fees, paying your bill, and the refund and withdraw policies are available on the Student Accounts page. 

For additional questions regarding tuition and financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office

If you are receiving financial assistance from your employer to pay your tuition and/or fees, you must complete the Employer Reimbursement Tuition Deferment Application.

Program Questions & Academic Advising  

Dr. Kathryn Newton Assistant Professor, Counseling and College Student Personnel

(717) 477-1658 |

Financial Aid Questions 

(717) 477-1131 |

General Questions 

Office of Professional, Continuing & Distance Education | (717) 477-1502 |