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Fall 2021
Dec 03,2022
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This course integrates trauma theory and practice and expands practice knowledge to include the treatment and assessment of the survivors of trauma. Emphasis is placed on differentiating PTSD from Complex Trauma in order to identify appropriate, evidence-based and evidence-supported intervention strategies. Topics covered in this course include a historical overview of the development of our understanding of trauma and the exploration of various types of trauma including war trauma, domestic violence, childhood sexual and physical abuse, natural disasters, and experiences of refugees and organizational trauma. Among the interventions covered in this course are Trauma-Focused CBT, Narrative Exposure Therapy, and Psychological First Aid. Students will consider issues that affect those treating the survivors of trauma, such as secondary, vicarious, and shared trauma, and will explore approaches to self-care. This course is intended to develop the clinical skills and theoretical knowledge of advanced social work students who work with survivors of trauma. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to apply core social work values to case material and readings. Trauma will be viewed from the perspective of its effect on the individual. At the same time, students will understand the structural phenomena that perpetuate cycles of trauma in our society, such as race, gender, gender identity, age, immigration status and poverty. The readings include empirical literature, theory, biography and memoir and are intended to inform students of evidence-based and evidence supported interventions and the latest theories of trauma.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Grad Social Work Department

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