Advanced Training Course

III Course on Psychotraumatology of the Trauma Centre/CES

October 2017 - October 2018

CES-Lisbon and CES-Coimbra

Course Structure and Certification

Course Structure 

The III Training Course in Psychotraumatology will be overall composed by periodic modules (workshops), organised in 6 compulsory sessions and 9 optional sessions, held alternately in CES Lisbon and CES Coimbra.

This edition of the course will begin on October 28, 2017, and will take place at CES Lisbon.

The modules are punctuated with fixed credits and subject to mandatory evaluation.

Criteria for Certification

Participants of the Training Course in Psychotraumatology wishing to apply for the ESTSS European Certificate in Psychotraumatology are required to be an ESTSS member. Trauma Centre associates are, by default, ESTSS members.

Participants who are not yet Trauma Center associates must sign up by completing an online form available at the Trauma Center website: or at the workshop(s)’ registration form.

To obtain the European Certificate in Psychotraumatology participants are required to attend the 6 compulsory modules, adding on the 4 optional modules necessary to attain the 100 credit points. Each module will have a mandatory assessment through a questionnaire of 10 multiple-choice questions. The questionnaire will be made available by the Trauma Center, which will communicate to the ESTSS the results obtained by each candidate. ESTSS is responsible for recording the accumulated credit and for assigning the Certificate.

The ESTSS certification diploma comprises a 40 euros fee (negotiation for lower echelon in progress) to ensure the administrative management of the Certificate.

The modules are periodic, with cumulative credit of 10 points.


Workshops will be held with a minimum of 20 participants. The maximum number of participants is 50.

If vacancies remain in the various modules, non-candidates to the European Certificate in Psychotraumatology may be admitted.

The minimum number of participants required for the optional modules is 10 participants.