The academy is celebrating it 25th anniversary

Beyond Desire to Deploy

Many Academy members have a strong desire to help those in crisis.  This includes situations in which there has been widespread trauma due to a disaster or crisis situation.  However, despite this desire, deployment may not be for everyone.  There are personal requirements that go well beyond the ability to and desire to help individuals in crisis. Everyone needs to understand their limitations and deploying oneself in a land away from their homes and surroundings is not easy and places a lot of stress on the most resilient of individuals.  Those wishing to deploy need to understand and be mindful of their current state of mind, personal circumstances and vulnerabilities in order to ensure that they are in the best position to assist those who are victims of traumatic events and/or who have been exposed to a crisis situation.

diplomate credential

The Diplomate distinction is a prestigious credential awarded to members that recognizes their experience in working with survivors of traumatic events and/or crisis management, knowledge, training and level of education.

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DIPLOMATE CREDENTIAL

fellowship credential

The Fellowship designation is the highest honor the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and National Center for Crisis Management can bestow upon a member. This designation is awarded to Diplomates who have made significant contributions to the field and to the Academy or the Center.

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FELLOWSHIP CREDENTIAL

THE MISSION OF THE ACADEMY

  • INCREASE AWARENESS

    Increase Awareness of Effects of Traumatic Events and Crisis Situations on Human Functioning  

  • LOOK BEYOND PHYSICAL NEEDS

    Enable Professionals to Look Beyond Physical and Safety Needs and also Address Emergent Psychological Needs

  • ESTABLISH STANDARDS

    Improve the Quality of Support and Intervention and Establish Meaningful Standards Among Professionals Across Disciplines

  • TRAINING AND EDUCATION

    Provide Information and Training through it’s Educational Resource Center and Premier Speakers Bureau

  • SUrVIVOR TO THRIVER

    Ultimately to Assist Victims to Become Survivors and then Thrivers