Trauma Assessment and Treatment in Practice   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

PSY 3176 - Trauma Assessment and Treatment in Practice

Students will investigate how to assess different trauma states through both symptomatological and experiential sources. Medical diagnostic categories, such as trauma, stress and dissociative disorders, will be critically reviewed. Alternative approaches to classifying trauma experiences will be highlighted. Standardized measures of trauma assessment, with consideration placed upon important multicultural factors, will also be explored. Both common and alternative/complementary approaches to treating trauma will be identified. Risk management issues for practitioners are examined, as well as self-care techniques used to mitigate these risks. 3 credit(s)