NCU Catalog - October 2020 
    
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NCU Catalog - October 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Trauma and Disaster Relief Post-Master’s Certificate


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Post-Master’s Certificate


Description of Program


Each Post-Master’s Certificate program comprises 6 courses (18 credit hours). With the exception of the General Psychology certificate, students must complete the program as listed below and may not substitute alternative courses. Students must complete all six NCU courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in order to receive a certificate. Courses for the General Psychology specialization should be selected from PSY7000-level or PSY8000-level courses only (excluding PSY 7101  and PSY 7102 ).

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Basis for Admissions


Admission to the Post-Master’s Certificate program requires a conferred master’s level or higher degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.

Scope


6 NCU Courses (18 Credit hours) must be completed to earn a Post-Master’s Certificate specialization. Courses taken as part of a NCU master’s program cannot be applied toward a Post-Master’s Certificate program.

Post-Master’s Certificate Transfer into a Doctoral Program


Post-Master’s Certificate program courses may be used to satisfy doctoral degree requirements if the Post-Master’s Certificate course is required by the doctoral program in which the student is enrolled.

Coursework completed as part of an earned doctoral degree cannot be applied toward a Post-Master’s Certificate program. However, a Post-Master’s Certificate can be completed as part of doctoral coursework, if the student officially applies for a Post-Master’s Certificate prior to completing the fourth course in a Post-Master’s Certificate series.

Time to Completion


NCU allows 2 years to complete all certificate programs.

The median time to completion for this program is 12 months.

Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most NCU students are working adults, balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic and finance advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, can expect to finish in as little as 10 months

Trauma and Disaster Relief


Increasing natural disasters, incidents of abuse and neglect, terrorism, war, violence and conflict on a local, national, and global level have created a demand for individuals trained in identifying and treating the aftermath of trauma. Victims, witnesses and relief workers who experience trauma may also find themselves facing a variety of psychological issues, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, physical health problems and be placed at future risk. Mental health workers would benefit from understanding the various facets of trauma, its impact on coping skills, and treatment, intervention, and prevention strategies.

Exposure to trauma and disaster can lead to emotional and behavioral issues for victims, survivors, relief workers, and bystanders. The Trauma and Disaster Relief certificate prepares learners to work with individuals who have witnessed natural disasters, accidents, abuse, physical injury, bullying, etc., and who are now grappling with how to cope or to integrate memories or feelings related to that experience.

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