ADC520: Trauma and Crisis Counseling

Course Description

This course provides students with a foundational understanding of the impact of trauma and crisis on individuals, families, and communities.  Emphasis will be on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for counselors. Students will learn trauma-informed practices and procedures useful for prevention, assessment, intervention, and treatment. Special attention is given to the intersection of trauma, crisis, and addiction. This course also examines the health and wellness components of counselor resilience.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the discipline of counseling known as crisis intervention.
  2. Examine the recognized theoretical approaches to crisis intervention in light of a biblical perspective.
  3. Describe the more common crises that counselors face today.
  4. Illustrate the process of crisis intervention by means of case studies.
  5. Organize the primary crisis referral sources in their community.
  6. Identify counseling interventions and resources that foster resiliency and healing.


Course Materials & Tuition

James, R., & Gilliland, B. (2020). Crisis Intervention Strategies (8th edition). Brooks/Cole. ISBN: 978-0-357-67065-1.

Gingrich, H. D. (2020). Restoring the Shattered Self: A Christian Counselor’s Guide to Complex Trauma (Second edition). IVP Academic. ISBN: 978-0-8308-2866-1.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2014). TIP 57, Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4801. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Free PDF.




Tuition $800.00
Total Cost of Course $866.98