This micro-credential is aimed at practitioners who are working in contexts where trauma is impacting on the individuals and communities they serve. The course explores the nature, prevalence and impact of trauma, drawing on the latest theory and research in the field. Content includes, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), attachment disruption, community adversity, intergenerational trauma, and the conditions necessary for healing and resilience.
Through discussion, reflective journalling and critical praxis, practitioners will develop an understanding of peoples lived experience through a trauma lens, and explore the implications for trauma-informed education, care, or service design within their organisations. With a strong grounding in mindful compassion, the micro-credential also supports practitioners to develop their own self-care strategies to help protect against vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.
Applicants should hold at a minimum a National Framework for Qualification Level 8 award 2.2 grade or an equivalent international qualification in a relevant discipline. Experienced professionals with a minimum 3 years of documented relevant work experience are also eligible for admission. Applicants also have the opportunity to submit an application through the University's Recognition of Prior Learning process.
All applicants who are non-native English speakers must provide documented evidence of competency in the English language.
This micro-credential will be delivered on campus in Maynooth University on Tuesday evenings, 5:00-8:30pm, over a six week period.
Course Dates: Nov. 14th, 21st, 28th, Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th in 2023.
Online application only https://v2.pac.ie/institute/19
PAC Code MMC31
Please upload the following documentation with your application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed.
- Birth Certificate, valid passport, driver's license, or valid government issue photo id (for non-Maynooth University students)
- Marriage Certificate (for students who wish to register in their married name)
- Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application (if applying with a qualification)
- Up to date Curriculum Vitae (if applying as a professional with relevant experience)