GPC 585 Trauma-Informed Counseling

Trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening. Lasting adverse effects undermine mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This course explores the effects of crisis, disasters, and trauma on diverse individuals across the lifespan, and the impact of crisis and trauma on individuals with mental health diagnoses. Crisis intervention and community-based strategies are reviewed. Students then delve into the concept of trauma-informed care. A trauma-informed approach to counseling frames many problem behaviors as understandable attempts to cope with traumatic experiences and aims to avoid re-victimizing the client by maximizing the survivor's choices and control over the healing process. Course Prerequisite(s) - GPC 515, GPC 517, GPC 531




( GPC515 OR GPC515N OR GPC517 OR GPC531 OR GPC531N )