Trauma-competent clinicians are responsible for providing evidence-based PTSD treatment. They must know the limits of their clinical competence and seek clinical supervision or consultation as needed. Trauma-competent clinical mental health practitioners also demonstrate an understanding of foundational trauma knowledge including trauma theory and principles of trauma-informed-care as well as trauma-focused clinical skills.
The American Mental Health Counseling Association provides credentialing certification as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialist in Trauma Counseling and has the following requirements (see link below):
The Institute for Trauma Competency provides the trauma mental health training and supervision to meet the requirements for this credentialing certification as indicated by AMHCA on their website below:
"Successful applicants will be awarded a certificate, and may refer to themselves as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialist or CMHC Specialist (e.g., CMHC Specialist–Trauma)."