MS - Trauma, Addictions, & Recovery Concentration


  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length

2 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Program Leadership

Name: Jeanne Felter, PhD, LPC
Position: Chair, Department of Counseling & Behavioral Health
Name: Kirby Wycoff, PsyD, EdM, MPH, NCSP
Position: Program Director

Concentration Coordinator

Name: Katharine Sperandio, PhD
Position: Coordinator Trauma, Addictions & Recovery Concentration
Organization: Community & Trauma Counseling
Contact Number(s):


Name: Sheryl Cooley
Position: Administrative Assistant

The 66-credit MS degree in Community and Trauma Counseling PLUS Concentration in Trauma, Addictions and Recovery provides professionals with an advanced understanding of the potential impact of trauma on physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development and further provides training in identifying, diagnosing and treating co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. The program prepares graduates for state licensure and national certification in professional counseling (LPC/NCC), and the Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) credential.

Accreditation Status

The Community and Trauma Counseling MS program at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited for 8 years by a specialized accreditor, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. (MS only).


Two formats are available to achieve your educational goals with your schedule: Daytime and evenings. Students in the daytime format will be required to attend a small number of evening classes.