Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

SK668
Social Work Practice with Survivors of Trauma
0.5 Credit

This course increases knowledge of the range of potentially traumatic experiences to which human beings are exposed and the spectrum of human responses to traumatic events. Themes examined include: the meaning of trauma and traumatic events; assessment and intervention; violence in the home; insidious cultural and historical trauma; torture, war and organized crime; trauma and memory; witnessing and testimony; retraumatization and the healing process; vicarious trauma; and self-care. While the course examines theoretical approaches, it places particular emphasis on issues of assessment and intervention.