Professional development is paramount in staying up-to-date with current trends and emerging research, and in learning proven, effective approaches and techniques.

The Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) fosters this career-long commitment to professional development by offering the following opportunities.

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Approved Clinical Supervisor Training

Developed by CED, this 45-hour training provides content that is presented through interactive activities, informative videos, counseling case demonstrations, reflective journal prompts and relevant external online resources. This 45-hour program meets all of the content requirements (topics) for a practicing counselor to become an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a credential offered through the Center of Credentialing and Education.

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Trauma-Informed Professional Practice Certificate Training Program (TIPP)

The course consists of 16 video-based modules created to help participants gain an understanding of trauma, trauma reactions, and the physiological effects of trauma. Additionally, participants will learn information about trauma-informed practices and build skills specific to their profession.

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Trauma-Informed Professional Practice (TIPP) for K-12 Educators

The Trauma-Informed Professional Practice (TIPP) for K-12 Educators Certificate Training program is the continuing education tool that will help educators understand the deep impact of trauma in the lives of students, teachers, staff and families they are serving. Through this 16-module, 14 contact hour, self-paced course, participants will increase their confidence in working with those who have experienced trauma. Researchers and educators from the K-12 education field share their knowledge about classroom strategies, wellness and fostering resilience.

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Adopting a Trauma-Informed Lens in Supervision

“Adopting a Trauma-informed Lens in Supervision” is a two-part training that provides a comprehensive overview of trauma-informed care and trauma-informed clinical supervision. Through lectures and case vignettes, participants will gain practical strategies for supporting supervisees (practitioners) working with trauma survivors in their clinical work. The instructor, Dr. Carolyn Knight, draws on her 30+ years of experience with trauma survivors as a clinician, supervisor, and educator.

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Broaching Multicultural and Identity Issues in Clinical Supervision

The training, which provides 10 CE hours for maintenance of the ACS credential, is asynchronous and is built on video instruction, readings, self-reflection journaling, and summative assessments to prepare you to competently address multicultural and identity issues with your supervisees.

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Professional Development Workshop Series

CED sponsors and co-sponsors professional development programs to provide high-quality training to counselors, counselors-in-training, supervisors, and other helping professionals. Opportunities are announced through various professional organizations and media outlets as they are scheduled.



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1109 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412