COUN 5345: Trauma Counseling

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Credits 3
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This course introduces students to an understanding of the personal and systemic impact of trauma-causing events. Students will learn specialized response models that encompass sensory-kinesthetic, perceptual, emotional, cognitive, social-relational, and spiritual dimensions of experience, with a focus on body- and brain-based approaches to treatment and on post-traumatic growth. Central to this class is the exploration of the counselor’s response to trauma and vicarious traumatization. The instructor uses a life-span developmental holistic perspective in presenting the course material.