Refugee Issues and Trauma   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 711 - Refugee Issues and Trauma

Prerequisite(s): PY 464  and PY 468  and PY 462  and PY 466 . The course will explore best practices in international psychosocial responses in the context of domestic, communal, natural and human made catastrophes and traumatic events. In addition to trauma theory and intervention, this course intertwines the psychosocial, political, ethical, and human rights dimensions of traumatic suffering and humanitarian intervention into the curriculum. Utilizing a multidisciplinary curriculum that also includes the healing arts and indigenous practices, this course seeks to introduce students to clinical and social interventions based upon trauma research. (2 credits)