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Trauma is defined as any very stressful experience that affects someone's

ability to function or well-being, whether it occurs to them or is observed by

them. It is a potentially life-threatening occurrence or encounter that

compromises one's own or others' safety.

Trauma psychology and trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy are

linked. Post-traumatic stress syndrome is one of the most common disorders

addressed in trauma psychology (PTSD). Individuals who have been through a

particularly traumatic occurrence are likely to endure long-term consequences.

To put it another way, these people are constantly reliving the terrible

experience to the point where it is interfering with their daily lives.


“Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.”

-Peter A. Levine.

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Who is a trauma psychologist?

A trauma psychologist is someone who works with people who have been

through a traumatic event in order to help them overcome it and move on to a

happier and better life.

What are the basic qualifications needed for the

trauma psychologist?

- Formal education of 10+2 from a recognized institution.

- A UG degree in the same or similar discipline with minimum marks is

necessary for PG courses.

- A Doctor of Philosophy is preferred to practice as trauma psychologist


Which stream will be best/ suitable/ relevant for

trauma psychologist?

Pass the 10+2 exam with Psychology as one of the subjects, if possible. In your

12th grade, you can choose any stream, and the beauty of the subject is that

you can study Psychology as a fifth subject with any stream.

Which Course will be best for trauma psychologist?

• B.A Psychology

• B.Sc. Psychology

• M.A Psychology

• M.Sc. Psychology

• M.A Clinical psychology

• M.Sc. Clinical Psychology

What are the top 10 universities in India to study

trauma psychologist?

1. Lady Shri Ram College.

2. St. Xavier's College.

3. Christ University.

4. Fergusson College.

5. K. J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce.

6. Jai Hind College.

7. Kamla Nehru College for Women.

8. Kishinchand Chellaram College.

9. Delhi university

10.Ambedkar University

What are the top 10 universities in out of India/Abroad

to study trauma psychologist?

1. University of Regina.

2. London South Bank University.

3. University of Auckland.

4. American University of Beirut.

5. Murray State University.

6. Harvard University.

7. The Ohio State University

8. Cardiff University

9. University of Illinois

10.McGill University

What are the entrance Exams for trauma psychologist?



• Manipal Entrance Test

• Pondicherry University Entrance Test

• JMI Entrance Exam

• Christ University Entrance Test

• Central Universities Common Entrance Test

• Symbiosis Entrance test

• Manav Rachna National Aptitude Test (MRNAT)

Any Scholarship are available for trauma psychologist?

• Annette Urso Rickel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy

• Psi Chi


• Rhodes Scholarship

Which skills Required to be a trauma psychologist?

1. Empathy is a virtue.

2. Possess problem-solving abilities

3. Possess excellent organizational and communication skills

4. have superior analytic reasoning abilities

5. excellent research abilities

Which type of personality is best for trauma


A charismatic outgoing personality, excellent problem-solving abilities, a strong

sense of personal boundaries, and a keen interest in all types of pathologies

are also advantageous. Medical psychologists must also have a natural interest

in dealing and studying the psychological problems.

What are the best companies offering jobs as a trauma


• Addiction Treatment Centre.

• Military Health Facility.

• Elementary & Secondary School.

• Testing Services Provider.

• Private Practice.

• College or University.

• Community Advocacy Group.

• Hospital.

• Rehabilitation institutes.

What are the pros & cons / Advantage & disadvantage

of working a trauma psychologist?


1. The satisfaction of assisting others in overcoming their difficulties.

2. Work schedules that are flexible.

3. Lucrative potential.

4. The ability to operate independently.

5. Every day, you will have the opportunity to work with fresh people.

6. It offers a variety of job opportunities.


1. Dealing with clients can be exhausting and frustrating.

2. Your timetable is not only flexible, but it may also be extremely erratic.

3. Creating your own practise is difficult.

4. Taking care of billing issues.

5. Continually generating new business.


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