The Crisis and Trauma masters program at Tel Aviv University provides a window into the world of top research in the field. Crisis and trauma is all the more apparent today: along with the permanence of natural disasters and harmful geopolitical situations come the unique challenges of our tech focused world.
There is a growing need for trained professionals with the knowledge and experience necessary to attend to situations old and new. Access to Israel as a living laboratory for research and practice in the field of crisis and trauma makes Tel Aviv University the optimal place to deepen knowledge and develop professional competence.
This one-year program is designed to train students to plan and deliver services in a wide range of personal and communal crises. Some of these circumstances include, but are not limited to, the consequences of war, domestic violence, illness and bereavement.
The Crisis and Trauma Program equips its students with the capabilities to act in two main capacities.
The first is as first responders, during which they learn to identify both immediate and long term needs, carry out initial interventions, and refer the affected persons to the appropriate services for further assistance.
The second is as psychosocial disaster and crisis intervention managers, which includes learning to develop and implement intervention programs for the stricken communities.
Graduates of the program receive an M.A. degree in Social Work (not an MSW).