CMHC 625: Crisis Intervention and Trauma Counseling

Credits 3.0

This course addresses the impact of crises, disasters, sexual assault and other trauma-causing events on individuals and communities, as well as the treatment of trauma related disorders. Trauma is examined through the impact on the brain regions, impact on memory, variations of emotional regulation and somatic responses. The course will also address operations of an emergency management system within clinical mental health agencies and in the community. Trauma informed treatment approaches and adverse childhood experiences (ACES) will be discussed. Attention is also given to vicarious traumatization and caring for the caregiver.