The Psychology of Trauma Studies Specialization
The Psychology of Trauma Studies Specialization (PTS) consists of 17 units of focused coursework and clinical training to give students a breadth of knowledge about the field of psychological trauma while helping them to develop knowledge and skills needed to access and treat both the acute and long-term effects of trauma.
The PTS Specialization:
- Trains students to contextualize and treat those suffering the effects of psychological trauma in a systemic, ecological, and socially responsible manner by maximizing contact with, and use of, familial and community resources to provide advocacy and a holistic approach to symptom reduction.
- Teaches students to discuss the effects of trauma on the emotional, cognitive, neurological & physical human systems
- Places emphasis on the major approaches to trauma treatment, including their philosophical assumptions, strategies and techniques employed, and available outcome research.
- Critically examines the influence of social cultural historical factors on trauma exposure, symptom expression and treatment ideologies.
The PTS Specialization Requirements all of the core classes listed below along with 3 units of electives.
|PSY 5220A||Perspectives: Trauma & Its Effects, Awareness & Recovery||3-4|
|PSY 5710||Traumatic Grief and Loss||3-4|
|PSY 5711||Disasters, Mass Violence and Psychologic al First Aid||3|
|PSY 5712||Sexual Trauma and Human Trafficking||2-3|
|PSY 5713||Trauma Ax/Tx Across the Developmental Spectrum||3-4|
|PSY 5714||Exploration of Post Traumatic Growth||1|
|PSY 5971||PTSD: Military and the Family||2|