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Trauma Counseling I


Understand psychological, behavioral, somatic and cognitive sequelae in children, adults and communities caused by traumatic events. Receive an overview of trauma, traumatic populations and issues involving injury and resolution. Understand the neurobiology of trauma, its effect on brain development and the body, and memory and learning.

Learning Outcomes:
*Provide an overview of traumatic events and populations
*Understand the neurobiological process of traumatic reaction
*Analyze the impact of resilience and positive growth
*Describe the psychological, behavioral, somatic, and cognitive sequelae of trauma experience in children and adults
*Describe the impact of traumatic events on referent groups and communities
*Explore the impact of traumatic experience on development, memory, learning, attachment, and social skills
*Examine issues involving traumatic injury and resolution
*Identify the effects of working with trauma survivors on supporters, practitioners, and clinicians


The Trauma Counseling series is a multidisciplinary training program for those who work with trauma survivors of abuse, violence, war, accident, crime and disaster. The series consists of 84 clock hours of classroom instruction presented in two 42-hour courses. All instructors have been involved in diverse areas of trauma counseling with a variety of traumatized populations in acute to chronic situations. Courses may be taken for graduate credit or continuing education credit, which may also be used for licensing and certification requirements.

The program is open to clinicians and practitioners in the medical, mental and behavioral health services as well as social service, pastoral and bereavement counselors whose duties involve working with trauma survivors in acute and chronic situations, including substance use, eating disorder, physical illness, criminal justice, rehabilitation, recovery and pastoral settings.

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Required textbooks:

1. "Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind,Body and Society" ISBN: 157230457X

2. "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children & Adolescents: A Handbook" ISBN: 0393704122

For Credit:
To enroll for graduate credit (Nursing or Occupational Therapy) contact: Allison Hochmuth at 414-229-4599 or Off campus graduate resident tuition is approximately $1869.
Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $1375
CEUs: 4.2


Fall 2015 Human Services Catalog
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