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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org / 423-439-4185) for more information.
The minor in Trauma and Resilience consists of 18 credit hours, detailed below.
HDAL 2140 - Interpersonal Trauma Informed Skills for the Professional
This course helps students to be more effective and skilledin 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.
HDAL 3520 - Crisis and Coping
This course examines key theoretical frameworks forstudying individuals and families in crises such as loss,illness, conflict, and violence. Offered in the Fall.
HDAL 4017 - Homelessness, Hunger, Poverty, and Politics
An in-depth study of homelessness, hunger, and poverty ona national and local scale and the effect of politicalmovements on those issues. A service-learning componentmay be required. Offered in the Summer/Fall/Winter.
HDAL 4167 - Trauma Theory
This course will focus on the theoretical models forassessing vulnerability trauma stress reactions, traumasymptoms, PTSD, and their treatment. Offered in the Spring.
HDAL 4227 - Evidence Based Trauma Techniques
Specific treatment considerations i.e., psychodynamic,exposure, and somatic techniques. Course will alsoaddress the management of countertransferencereactions and vicarious traumatization in the clinician. Offered in the Spring.
Advisor Approved Elective
Please contact your advisor to discuss elective options.