School of Professional Psychology and Health ICP 6830 3.00
Assuming that "trauma is in the nervous system and not in the event," this course will introduce students to the basic neuropsychology and treatment of trauma. The work of Bessel Van der Kolk, Judith Herman, Daniel Goleman, Peter Levine, Jim Kepner, and others will be summarized. Principles and methodology for treating trauma from a somato-emotional framework, based on understanding of the triune brain and ANS functioning, will be emphasized. Assessment and reporting of child abuse, and of elder and dependent adult and spousal/intimate partner abuse, will be covered.