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CNMH 589 - Trauma: Diagnosis and Treatment

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: CNMH 528
Trauma will be examined via the DSM criteria as a foundation on which to expand one’s understanding of its all encompassing effects on an individual’s life. Some of the variables considered which affect the manifestation of the traumatic experience are the following; developmental stage, psychobiological adaptation, culture, time of seeking treatment, and family. Coping behaviors with adverse consequences such as alcohol and drug use, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders such as panic attacks, dissociation, and depression will be discussed. Suicide risk assessment techniques will be practiced via role plays. Empirically based treatments will be presented for example; Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), prolonged exposure, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), and play therapy.