Psychological Trauma Across the Lifespan

GMS MH 718

This elective course provides students with a foundation in psychological trauma and its impact on mental and physical health. Two frameworks-- biopsychosocial and developmental psychopathology--will be used for students to gain up-to-date knowledge on the consequences of traumatic experiences and other serious adversities along the molar (behavior) to molecular (neurobiology) continuum and across the lifespan. With an emphasis on evidence-based practice, students attain core clinical competencies in the assessment and treatment of trauma-related symptoms and problems through various didactic and experiential activities. Evaluation strategies will encompass the utility of diagnostic nosologies (i.e., Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders [DSM]) as well as case conceptualization. State-of-the-science interventions are be covered so that students acquire knowledge and skills in helping traumatized individuals to successfully ameliorate their symptoms and improve their functioning. 3 cr. Yr. 2, Fall sem.

FALL 2021 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Corkum INS 303 R 5:00 pm-7:50 pm MED Campus

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