SOCW 433

Working with Trauma

Units: 1.5

An examination of current theories and practices regarding trauma work will be explored. This includes the neurobiological impact as well as the intrapsychic, interpersonal, and the socio- political/cultural dimensions of traumatic experiences. Emphasis will be placed on concrete skills and strategies that apply to a wide variety of contexts. As well, students will explore how to reduce the prevalence of secondary traumatization on themselves, colleagues, agencies and communities.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of SOCW 433, SOCW 460 (if taken in the same topic).

Pre- or Co-requisites:

Undergraduate course in Social Work offered by the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Summer Fall Spring

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