Certification in Acute Traumatic Stress Management
Certification is awarded to those individuals who successfully complete the Application and Examination for Certification in Acute Traumatic Stress Management. The examination is based on Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management published by the Academy. The Academy awards six (6) continuing education credits to those individuals who achieve Certification in Acute Traumatic Stress Management.
ATSM offers “practical tools” for addressing the wide spectrum of traumatic experiences—from mild to the most severe. It is a goal-directed process delivered within the framework of a facilitative or helping attitudinal climate. ATSM aims to “jump-start” an individual’s coping and problem-solving abilities. It seeks to stabilize acute symptoms of traumatic stress and stimulate healthy, adaptive functioning. Finally, ATSM may increase the likelihood of an individual pursuing mental health intervention, if need be, in the future.
Applicants need to complete the examination included in Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management and submit documentation regarding knowledge, experience, education and training related to traumatic stress.
Members who achieve Certification in Acute Traumatic Stress Management may represent their credential as follows:
George Baldi, M.S.W., C.A.T.S.M.
Certified in Acute Traumatic Stress Management
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress in collaboration with the National Center for Crisis Management
ASSOCIATED PROGRAM IN TRAUMATIC STRESS SPECIALITIES LINKS
ASSOCIATED CERTIFICATION AND ADVANCED CREDENTIALING LINKS