Help individuals facing coping challenges following a traumatic event with a Doctor of Social Work degree specializing in Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention. Graduates will be prepared to counsel victims in the aftermath of natural or man-made crises.
Courses examine best practices of how to help address immediate as well as long-term needs of trauma victims. Students will study crisis intervention theories and models to be able to work with diverse groups. Designing a proactive crisis plan enables students to gain experience preparing for future emergency situations.
Some of the topics of study within this major include:
- Crisis management
- Social change in action – prevention, consultation, and advocacy
- Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Walden University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV
- This program requires an on-campus residency.
- Applicants must have at least two years of agency-related professional experience.
New York, Rhode Island