Integrative Approaches to Trauma in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care
College: Regis College
Instructor 1: Buhagar, Desmond C.
Basic degree students enrol in RGP3535HF
Course Code: 
RGP6535HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

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

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2020
Fall 2019
Start Time: 
18:00
End Time: 
21:00
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
Thu
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)
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
20
Enrolment Notes: 
Maximum/Minimum class size indicated includes both BD and Graduate students
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper