2020-2021 Catalog Fall Update

HSVC 365 Understanding Trauma and Recovery

An investigation into the impact of physical and psychological trauma on individuals, families, groups, and communities. The course examines different trauma theories and approaches to trauma treatment, with an emphasis on providing trauma-informed care. 




PSY 240 or PSY 311, PSY 209 or PSY 312, HSVC 200


  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Describe the effects of trauma on the emotional, cognitive, neurological, and physical human systems.
  3. Apply different trauma theories and major approaches to trauma treatment in work with individual, groups, families, and communities.
  4. Explain the types of trauma and the general impacts of trauma on individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  5. Explain the core components of trauma-informed care and how to apply these principles to create an environment that addresses the trauma and violence history of clients seeking services.
  6. Discuss secondary or vicarious traumatization among clinicians who work with clients with trauma.