Integrative Approaches to Trauma in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care

College Regis College
Instructor(s) Buhagar, Desmond C.
Course Code RGP6535HF
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in RGP3535HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This entry-level-to-practice, interdisciplinary course will examine the phenomenology of trauma as it impinges on human beings (individuals, families, cultural groups) from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of care. Special consideration given to contemporary, evidence-based treatments from a range social science disciplines, as well a credible intervention practices from religious and spiritual traditions- such as mindfulness, hoping-building, meaning-making, and forgiveness protocols- and their potential roles in healing of both direct and vicarious forms of trauma. The following major areas will be explored: 1) Trauma in Childhood, Adolescence, and the Family; 2) Trauma and Disrupted Attachment Relationships; 3) Trauma as Health Crisis {Physical and Mental); 4} Trauma and Women; 5) Trauma as Socio-Historical Events, such as: a) Natural Disasters, b) Terrorism and War Conflicts; c) Cultural Genocide, Religious Persecution and Refugees, d) Cultural Oppression and Victimization of First Nations Peoples; 6) Trauma and Resiliency. Throughout the course will be the pervasive themes of the self-care of the clinician, and the fostering of client resource through spiritual, family and community resources, leading to healing and posttraumatic growth

Schedule Thu
Start Time 18:00
End Time 21:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Program Requirement Fulfills the Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile of the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario {CRPO) for: "Founda!ions" (1.1-1.5), "Collegial & lnterprofessionat Relationships (2.1-2.3), "Therapeutic Process: Mental Disorders/Psychopathologies/Issues in Contexts of Care (4.1-4.7), "Professional Literature and Applied Research." (5.1-5.2)
Enrolment Notes

Max Number includes BD and Graduate Students. Last day to add: 2023 July 4. Last day to drop: 2023 July 7.

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
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Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2022
Currently Offered Fall 2023