10 cp Prerequisites COUN601 Counselling Theories and Techniques and COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills Teaching Organisation 2 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent of lectures, workshops and seminars, with additional weekly reading required.
This unit focuses on both the theory and practice of trauma therapy. It is designed to provide an introduction to the recognition and management of trauma reactions in people experiencing acute, chronic and delayed reactions. Students will explore a number of theoretical and historical perspectives that have shaped the understanding of trauma reactions and the development of interventions to alleviate distress. A number of methods and resources will be explored that will assist students to identify and assess individual trauma reactions, investigate comorbidity, intervene to alleviate current distress and make plans for future management. A systems approach will be used throughout the unit as an integrating perspective.