SW 6234 Primary and Secondary Trauma

This course serves as an introduction to understanding the key concepts of trauma informed systems of care in generalist social work practice. Students will learn to identify and understand the various types of trauma along with the behaviors and responses seen in survivors of trauma, diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma reactions, basic neurological and biological effects of trauma, and the relationships between trauma and other mental health disorders. An overview of the central principles and key concepts of trauma informed care along with examples will also be provided, including a review of the concept of secondary (or vicarious) trauma affecting caregivers and professionals. This will involve knowledge and skills related to self-exploration and awareness and self-care. Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum.

Course details

Term: 
Summer 2020
Section: 
01
Class Nbr: 
50275
Units: 
3
Dates: 
Jun 8, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020
Meeting times: 
Monday, Wednesday, 9:30-12:00

Course delivery

Location: 
Blackboard (eLearning)

Blackboard is a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser.

Instructor(s)

Matthew Vasquez

Enrollment information

Questions?
Rita Gutman

Continuing and Distance Education

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