SOCW 533

Working with Trauma

Units: 1.5

Current theories and practices regarding the neurobiological, psychophysical and socio-cultural components of trauma. Four dimensions of experience will be explored: shock, developmental, accumulated stress, and socially and culturally-produced traumatic stress. Emphasis will be placed on concrete skills and strategies that have applicability to a wide variety of contexts. As well, students will learn to reduce the prevalence of secondary traumatization on themselves, colleagues, agencies and communities.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of SOCW 533, SOCW 580 (if taken in the same topic).

Graduate course in the Social Work program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer Fall Spring

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