professional Trauma Associations
What if I am NOT a member of a Professional Association?
There are many individuals offering counseling services in remote locations where there are few therapists with trauma based care skills.
They may be competent in the areas of their practice and offering an important service where none would exist otherwise.
Nonetheless, the importance of forming a relationship with a local Regulatory Body cannot be understated as it ensures that your practice is held to a certain standard. It also affiliates you with a Board that offers a professional network that is beneficial to your growth and development in your field of service.
In addition, ongoing professional development, commitment to personal care and supervision can assist those who are in the process of becoming affiliated with a professional Association.
Take a look at the Licensing Board list for your area of expertise and location. You should be able to find information on a local professional Association that you can join.