How to Apply

Providing education and training opportunities is central to the work of the Trauma Response Institute. In response to the growing need for responsible and informed trauma response providers, the TRI offers a Post-Graduate Certificate in Trauma Response Services, a 12-unit graduate course curriculum available to mental health, education, medical, and ministerial graduate students and post-graduate professionals. The curriculum includes a 9-month to 1-year collaborative field experience in which the professional will engage in a research or program development project of one’s choosing.

Current George Fox University Graduate Students

All George Fox University graduate students enrolled in either an education, mental health, medical, or ministerial program are eligible to take TRI courses, and may choose to earn the post-graduate certificate in trauma response services. If you are a current graduate student and simply desire to register for TRI courses, go to class.georgefox.edu for a link to current TRI course listings.

Graduate students can take TRI courses yet decide not to earn the post-graduate certificate. However, if you are considering earning the certificate, an amended application must be completed. TRI courses are permitted to fulfill al electives as required by any of the four graduate degree programs within the Grauate School of Counseling at George Fox University. These electives may be simultaneously applied towards the 12-unit post graduate TRI certificate. Students in other George Fox graduate programs must consult with their academic advisor to inquire if TRI courses can be applied to elective requirements within their degree program.

How to Apply: Complete the shortened application online here. If you have questions about the application, then contact Joel Moore (jmoore@georgefox.edu), Graduate School of Counseling admissions counselor. We recommend that you set up an academic advising appointment with Dr. Anna Berardi to begin exploring your Field Experience (Block C) interests once your application is complete.

Other Graduate Students

The post-graduate certificate may only be earned either concurrently with a qualifying graduate degree or after a qualifying graduate degree has been earned. Qualifying graduate degrees include programs in mental health, education, ministerial, and medical professions.  If you are a current graduate student in good standing in a qualifying degree program at a school other than George Fox University, you may apply to begin taking TRI post-graduate certificate courses.

The post-graduate certificate will not be conferred until all requirements of the post-graduate certificate are successfully completed, and the qualifying graduate degree program has been successfully completed. Completion of the graduate degree must be verified by an official statement from the university's Registrar where the qualifying degree was earned. If the graduate student discontinues enrollment in their qualifying degree program (whether at George Fox or elsewhere), enrollment in TRI courses is terminated.

How to Apply: Submit a completed TRI Application to the Graduate School of Counseling admissions counselor, Joel Moore (jmoore@georgefox.edu). We recommend that you set up an academic advising appointment with Dr. Anna Berardi to begin exploring your Field Experience interests (Block C) once your application is complete. 

Professionals

The post-graduate certificate may only be earned either concurrently with a qualifying graduate degree or after a qualifying graduate degree has been earned. Qualifying graduate degrees include programs in mental health, education, ministerial, and medical professions.  If you have an earned graduate degree in a qualifying degree program, you may apply to begin taking TRI post-graduate certificate courses.

How to Apply: Submit a completed TRI Application to the Graduate School of Counseling admissions counselor, Joel Moore (jmoore@georgefox.edu). We recommend that you set up an academic advising appointment with Dr. Anna Berardi to begin exploring your Field Experience interests (Block C) once your application is complete. 

Continuing Education

Many TRI courses may be taken for Continuing Education purposes. However, courses taken as Continuing Education will not be applicable to post-graduate certificate completion requirements. You can find more information about registering for Continuing Education events with the Trauma Response Institute here. If you have any further questions regarding the difference between the TRI Graduate Courses and Continuing Education credits please contact us at tri@georgefox.edu.