Trauma and Resilience
The Trauma and Resilience minor offers students a theoretical and practical understanding of trauma and its treatment. Students will study the impact of trauma on an individual, their family system, as well as the societal impact. The Trauma and Resilience minor seeks to prepare students for entry level careers or graduate studies in work with traumatized populations. This minor is available 100% online.
Please keep in mind that it is required for students who are interested in pursuing a minor to meet with and work with an advisor. It is important to meet with an advisor early to make a plan for taking classes. Please contact Audrey Besch (email@example.com / 423-439-4185) for more information.
Minor requirements: 18 credit hours. A grade of "C-" or above must be earned in all
Trauma and Resilience minor course descriptions
HDAL 2140 - Interpersonal Trauma Informed Skills for the ProfessionalThis course helps students to be more effective and skilled in an array of social, professional, civic, and helping contexts. Course topics include emotional competence, empathy, emotional regulation, interpersonal conflict, and de-escalation techniques. Offered in the Fall and Spring.
HDAL 3520 - Crisis and CopingThis course examines key theoretical frameworks for studying individuals and families in crises such as loss, illness, conflict, and violence. Offered in the Fall.
HDAL 4017 - Homelessness, Hunger, Poverty, and PoliticsAn in-depth study of homelessness, hunger, and poverty on a national and local scale and the effect of political movements on those issues. A service-learning component may be required. Offered in the Summer/Fall/Winter.
HDAL 4167 - Trauma TheoryThis course will focus on the theoretical models for assessing vulnerability trauma stress reactions, trauma symptoms, PTSD, and their treatment. Offered in the Spring.
HDAL 4227 - Evidence Based Trauma TechniquesSpecific treatment considerations i.e., psychodynamic, exposure, and somatic techniques. Course will also address the management of counter transferencere actions and vicarious traumatization in the clinician. Offered in the Spring.
Advisor Approved Elective
Trauma and Resilience Minor Suggested Elective Courses
*This is a list of pre-approved electives. If a student is considering a course not listed, they must consult with the advisor.
Human Development & Learning:
HDAL 2000 - Intimate Relationships
A study in human relations in dating, courtship, early marriage, alternatives, and variations. Special attention will be given to personal self-development, mate selection, role expectations, contraception and conception, child rearing, and personal, social, and sexual adjustment in premarital, marital, and extramarital experiences.
HDAL 3610 – Counseling Theory and Practice
Counseling Theory and Practice examines the major theories and applications of counseling, focusing primarily on psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, and existential/phenomenological approaches to helping people gain more health and happiness in their lives. Applied psychotherapies include individual and group counseling methods, family therapy, brief counseling, career counseling, in home and residential counseling, and expressive therapies. *Permit required to bypass prerequisite requirements. Contact advisor.*
HDAL 4127- Divorce: Causes and Consequences
Explores the social-psychological impact of divorce on families. The economics, legal, social, emotional, co-parental, and former spouse consequences of divorce will be discussed. The various theoretical models explaining both the movement toward divorce, as well as the divorce transition, will be described. Special attention will be given to the impact of divorce on children.
HDAL 4417 - Family Theories
An overview of major family development theories, including concepts and underlying assumptions, useful for explaining and predicting development and dynamics of families over the life span. *Permit required to bypass prerequisite requirements. Contact advisor.*
HDAL 4137 - Youth Violence-Intervention and Prevention
This course is designed to inform and train individuals in a variety of fields that deal with children and youth. The course is a combination of defining the concept of violence in society, evaluating current research in the field, and looking at practical strategies for developing protective factors for youth. Students will view various media representations of violence patterns and solutions, review current literature, and listen to some brief lecture material. The majority of time will be spent on student interaction with each other and the instructor.
HDAL 4147 - The Opioid Crisis
Provides the ethical skills and knowledge necessary for students and professionals in the helping professions to identify issues around the opiate/opioid crisis. This course embraces practices that take a systemic approach to dealing with the addicted individual and those suffering opioid use disorder in order to significantly ameliorate personal, social, and community problems and advance more adaptive approaches to individual, family and community functioning. *Requires Senior or Graduate Standing or permission of the instructor*
American Sign Language & Culture:
ASLC 2010 - ASL I: Basic
Introduces American Sign Language and addresses issues pertaining to Deaf Culture, expressive and receptive sign skills, and the history of ASL's development. The interactions in this class are conducted primarily without voice.
Community & Behavioral Health:
COBH 2066 - Personal & Community Wellness
Provides knowledge and skills needed to successfully make personal health behavior changes, assist others in the process of changing health behaviors, and work within a group to enact community-wide health initiatives.
COMM 3560 - Intercultural Communication
The dynamics of the communication process as it functions in intercultural contexts; training for successful cross-cultural communication interactions.
WMST 2010 - Intro to Women's Studies
Introduces this interdisciplinary academic field that has a triple focus: integrating information about women's contributions to culture and history into the curriculum, uncovering and understanding structures of oppression (gender, race, and class), and exploring possibilities for change. Topics for reading and discussion are drawn from material on social structures, law, language, history, religion, philosophy, the healing professions, and the arts. Articulating questions and points of view regarding issues related to gender is stressed.
WMST 2110 - Sex, Gender, and the Body
Examines the diverse and historically varying relationships forged between biological sex, culturally formulated discourses of masculinity and femininity, and the sexed body. Combining theoretical and historical texts from the fields of gender, sexuality, and disability studies with memoir, documentary, and visual art, this course investigates how the diverse experiences of embodiment are historically and politically shaped.