Care and Counsel for Combat Trauma

Care and Counsel for Combat Trauma

In 2009, Cru Military, the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and Light University collaborated to produce a one-of-a-kind video training program. This program is designed to help caring Christians get better equipped for ministry to military service members, veterans, and their families. Originally the program offered continuing education credits to those who satisfactorily completed the training. Those credits are no longer available.

The thirty lessons grouped into five units cover Acute Stress and Trauma, Basic Crisis Intervention, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Applications, and Spiritual Solutions.

All the video material is available for viewing online or downloading from Vimeo.

Check out the series on Vimeo

A workbook is available for taking notes.

Purchase the Workbook

Please take note:

We are no longer grading or certifying the exams for the Care and Counsel for Combat Trauma course. Please contact, if you have questions about this.

Who Should Take This Course?

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in Combat Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is particularly relevant for:

  • Military and Hospital Chaplains
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Emergency Service Personnel
  • Rescue Workers
  • Pastors and Ministry leaders
  • Support Group leaders/Facilitators
  • Health Care Personnel
  • Anyone affected by Combat Trauma:  Family, friends, colleagues of sufferers. Those living with the aftermath of combat experiences


This course will give you a greater understanding of the complexities surrounding combat trauma and broaden professional and ministry-based skills.