Trauma and Crisis Intervention (519)


Course Memo

This course provides an overview of theory and best practices related to trauma and crisis intervention, with particular attention to an Adlerian theoretical framework. Students will gain awareness of the impact that crises and trauma-causing events have on individuals, couples, and families. The ethical, legal, and diversity considerations when intervening in crises and trauma-causing events will be reviewed. Finally, a review of issues affecting therapists working with trauma populations and self-care strategies to prevent compassion fatigue. As part of the course, students will complete training for certifications in Psychological First-Aid and Strategic Planning Approach to Suicide Prevention. (8/20)