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    Jan 27, 2023  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOWK 533 - Treatment of Trauma

3 Credit Hours
Elective course. Will present current bio-ecological research findings that inform our understanding of trauma. Emphasis is placed on understanding biopsychosocial influences on the incidence, course and treatment of acute stress and PTSD and the differential effect of these factors on diverse populations at risk. The course focuses on the acquisition of diagnostic skills as they relate to comprehensive social work assessment of adults, adolescents, and children. Assessment and interventions skills are taught for specific types of trauma, e.g. rape, war, natural disasters. Evidence-based interventions to treat victims of trauma will be presented. The treatment of trauma in this course is family focused and emphasizes the impact of trauma on family and provision of psychoeducation and support for family members. Knowledge of psychopharmacology and the roles social workers play regarding medication with clients as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team will be covered. This two credit advanced elective course examines roles, assessments, and intervention strategies for social workers in treating acute stress disorder and PTSD in a variety of service settings.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539.
Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites.
Registration Restriction(s): Graduate students only. Minimum student level – graduate.
Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.



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