Grad Courses vs Continuing Ed Options

Post-Graduate Certificate

Providing education and training opportunities is central to the work of the TRI. 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 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 http://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. Contact the Graduate Department of Counseling Admissions Counselor, Joel Moore (jmoore@georgefox.edu) for a copy of the shortened application.

Students enrolled in one of the four graduate degree programs within the Graduate Department of Counseling are permitted to use TRI courses to fulfill all electives as required by one's degree program, and simultaneously apply those TRI courses towards the 12-unit post graduate TRI certificate. Students in other GFU graduate programs must consult with their academic advisor to inquire if TRI courses can be applied to elective requirements within their degree program.

Non-GFU 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 by completing the TRI application. Submit the completed application to Joel Moore (jmoore@georgefox.edu; x6166). Once the application is complete, it is recommended that you set up an academic advising appointment with Dr. Anna Berardi to begin exploring your Field Experience interests (Block C). 

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 GFU or elsewhere), enrollment in TRI courses is terminated.

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 by completing the TRI application. Submit the completed application to Joel Moore (jmoore@georgefox.edu; x6166). Once the application is complete, it is recommended that you set up an academic advising appointment with Dr. Anna Berardi to begin exploring your Field Experience interests (Block C). 

Continuing Education

Continuing education events (not applicable to the post-graduate certificate yet compliant with professional continuing education requirements) are also offered, with many of the trauma response services specialty courses offered concurrently as CEU events. Course schedules (including CEU co-occurring opportunities) and registration details can be found on the Registration Page.

* 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.

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