MHA117 – Trauma-specific Care


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student with Wonderlic SLE min. cut score minimum 14 on test

Delivery Mode: Online
Textbook: Principles of Trauma Therapy 2nd Edition A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation and Treatment (Primary) Sage Publishing 2014

Course Fees: $485.00 (with eTextbook)
Other Compulsory Fees: Registration Fee: $100.00, Shipping/Handling Fee $61.00
Additional Cost: Textbook $175.00 (Hard Copy)
Course Hours: 45 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education


In this subject, students will be provided with an overview of  trauma response and treatment.  Students will explore the assessment and treatment of various forms of posttraumatic distress disorder and interventions that stress a nonpatholgizing, growth-oriented and hopeful view of recovery from trauma.


North Bay Campus or Online –

Knowledge Competencies

Interacting with substance use clients to identify and consider the impact that overwhelmingly negative events have on functioning and the ability to cope, and then developing and delivering interventions that emphasize safety, choice and personal control.

Explains trauma and its prevalence, how it often manifests, and its causes, including:

  • Physical, emotional and sexual abuse
  • The multi-generational impacts of residential schools
  • Accidents and natural disasters

Responds to the unique needs of each trauma survivor, thus creating therapeutic rapport

Explains the potential for re-traumatization and how it can be avoided or reduced, providing examples on a case-by-case basis

Facilitates appropriate interventions and treatment plans as supported by supervisor