Child and Adolescent Trauma CGS

This Certificate of Graduate Study is designed for RIC social work graduate students and is meant to be completed while working toward a RIC MSW degree. 

What You'll Learn and Gain

This program strives to increase our graduate social work interns' capacity to incorporate trauma-informed knowledge into their practices-therefore improving outcomes when trauma-sensitive interventions are required. 

Understand the Basic Program Structure

  • 18 total credits in courses designed to enhance understanding of how trauma alters the functioning of trauma survivors and their families:
    • 2 clinical courses
    • 2 field seminars
    • 2 specialized courses taken in sequence: SWRK 637 and 638 that build upon the curriculum foundations of the NCTSN
    • 600 total hours of internship

How to Apply and Succeed in the Program

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School of Social Work

The School of Social Work at Rhode Island College is a center of excellence for lifelong learning in social work and human services in Rhode Island and southeastern New England.

  • phone401-456-8042
  • placeGuardo Hall - Building 9 East Campus