Trauma and Recovery (ACCT Approved)

Course Description  ACCT logo

Trauma and recovery is the crucial text to understanding trauma and trauma survivors.
This course will offer counsellors research on domestic violence, combat and political terror. Trauma from the individual perspective as well as the societal perspective.

From the introduction: "Trauma and recovery represent the fruits of two decades of research and clinical work with victims of sexual and domestic violence.
It also reflects A growing body of experience with many other traumatized people, particularly combat veterans and the victims of political terror."

Learning Objectives

This course will offer students a deeper understanding of the complexities and diversity of PTSD and other trauma-related disorders.

  • Dissociation
  • trust issues
  • Intrusion
  • Hyperarousal
  • Construction

The History of Trauma

Societal rules and trauma, trauma patterns, and perpetuating trauma.

The Stages of Recovery
The Healing Relationship
Rebuilding safety
Restoring Control
Memories and Mourning – Reconstructing the Story, Transforming Traumatic Memory

Finding Self Again

Re-emerging back into the world.

The uniqueness of each person's recovery process.

Course fee: $398.00
Course length: 30 hrs. 4 weeks

Methods of Evaluation/completion requirements: Students will read the required textbook and answer
13 essay type questions about Trauma/Abuse as covered in the textbook. They will submit the answers by uploading them to their folder for evaluation. 80% is a pass.

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to
Political Terror

By Judith Herman, M.D.
1992, 1997 by Basic Books
Epilogue 2015 by Basics Books.
A member of the Perseus Book Group.

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