This course is a practical guide for those in situations that require immediate action in emergency situations. It will help prepare you to be a first responder and how to handle the effects of trauma. Terrorism, loss, crisis & trauma have become household words as our world is faced with new challenges. The class can prepare you to handle any crisis and to help those who have experienced trauma of any kind.

What You'll Learn

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Trauma and loss - the first 72 hours

  • Crisis and trauma

  • How to counsel the depressed

  • The suicidal

  • Those going through divorce

  • Children and adolescents in crisis, and more.

What to Expect

All work is self-paced and on an individual basis. Courses are designed to build upon the student’s accumulated knowledge while also instilling confidence for practical application. Once enrolled in a course, you will have access to all content. You will need the required textbook above to begin your studies. A PDF version of the final exam is available if you prefer to complete your test offline. You will need to submit your answers through this website in order for your test to be graded and the course completed. A grade of 85% is considered passing for each of the open book exams/assignments. 

All programs should be completed within 6 years. The student that is not able to complete their program of study within the time limit may be dropped from active student status unless they apply for an extension. Extensions for hardship cases may be applied for in writing.

The New Guide to Crisis and Trauma Counseling

by Dr. H. Norman Wright

An informative and practical guide for beginning or lay counselors and those in situations that require immediate action in emergency situations.

This course is required for:

Certified Biblical Therapist and Licensed Biblical Therapist, Certified Corporate Chaplain, Licensed Corporate Chaplain, Certified Law Enforcement Chaplain, Licensed Law Enforcement Chaplain, Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling, Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, and Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling programs