Traumatic Stress within Cultures and Self   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

PSY 3177 - Traumatic Stress within Cultures and Self

This class will explore traumatic stress as experienced and understood across different multicultural identities, including race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality/attractionality, class, disabilities and religion. Historical traumas (psychological injuries experienced by cultures over extended periods of time) and their contemporary impacts on contemporary society will be reviewed. Group and individual-level resiliency and growth strategies in response to these chronic stressors will be identified. The course will also examine how a practitioner's own general multicultural competence and awareness of historical traumas-recent and distant-can impact clinical interventions and outcomes. 3 credit(s)