Care and Support for Trauma Victims and First Responders
Green Cross Certifications
Richmont Graduate University is an accredited training site for the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. Training is available for counselors, therapists, teachers, first responders, and other help professions. Individuals can pursue the following certifications:
Level 1: Green Cross Membership
Level 2: Compassion Fatigue Educator
Level 3: Compassion Fatigue Therapist
Level 4: Field Traumatologist
Level 5: Certified Traumatologist
Click the links below for requirements for each level of certification and for upcoming training opportunities.
The Green Cross Academy of Traumatology (GCAT) is an international organization that provides humanitarian relief in the form of trained service providers and traumatologists, most of whom are licensed mental health caregivers. When traumatic events occur anywhere in the world, GCAT is pleased to respond to requests for assistance from individuals and organizations. Richmont is excited to be a part of such a vital mission.
Teams from Richmont participate in Green Cross deployments around the world. Using the skills learned through Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, teams provide care and support to victims and first responders of traumatic events. Recent deployments include Texas (Hurricane Harvey), Virginia (Charlottesville Riots), and Greece (Refugees). In order to participate, you need complete your Level 3 Green Cross Certification. To learn more about being part of a Richmont Trauma Team, contact Dr. Vanessa Snyder.