Certification Standards for Field Traumatologist
The Academy of Traumatology's Commission on Certification and Accreditation
will approve Field Traumatologist Certification status to qualified applicants who
have completed a course of study that includes educational and experiential
content that results in the applicant being able to demonstrate:
1. Knowledge about the causes of trauma and the trauma response.
2. Knowledge about posttraumatic stress symptoms, their causes, and their purpose in healing.
3. Knowledge about the principles of emergency mental health.
4. Competence in conducting an initial trauma assessment.
5. Knowledge of the Four Waves of Intervention.
6. Competence in utilizing the individual INTERVENTIONS.
7. Skill in applying psychological debriefing of various groups following a traumatic event.
8. Skill in applying psychological debriefing of various individuals following a traumatic event.
9. Knowledge about the rationale, use, and procedures for a program in crisis intervention and stress management.
10. Knowledge of the definition and related symptoms of work-related burnout and Compassion Fatigue and describe related symptoms.
11. Knowledge of and competence in applying work-related burnout and compassion fatigue prevention and self-care strategies.
12. Knowledge of and adherence to the Academy of Traumatology Standards of Practice.
13. Completion of United States Federal Emergency Management Agency web- based courses: IS-7 - Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance, IS-100 - Introduction to Incident Command System and IS-700 - National Incident Management System.