SW 640 - Clinical Social Work Practice with Adult Trauma
(3 cr.) This course covers conceptual theories of trauma, practice approaches and research findings. Students learn the conceptualization of trauma from cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic and attachment theory perspectives. They become familiar with neuroscience findings that explain the impact of trauma on brain development. Students learn to differentiate between different types of trauma, to identify the impact of trauma on adults and to understand the role of gender, race, ethnicity and culture in individuals' responses to trauma. Students learn to apply diagnoses, assessment, psycho-education, stress management, affect regulation and emotional processing as core treatment components. The course includes the applications of trauma therapy to selected groups, including adult survivors of complex PTSD such as sexual abuse, combat trauma and survivors of acute incident trauma. Prerequisite: SW 600, SW 601; As Needed, Spring

Fall 2016