1 x 4 day intenstive workshop
Admission into GCTRP-Graduate Certificate in Trauma Responsive Practice
Enrolment not permitted
SOAD9214 has been successfully completed
Course context
Master of Social Work; Graduate Certificate in Loss, Grief and Trauma Counselling
Topic description
This topic will introduce students to the theoretical framework for understanding the effect of traumatic experiences on individuals, families and communities. It will provide students with various approaches and interventions for working with people who have experienced trauma. Students will be expected to be able to apply selected interventions to practice situations.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:
  • familiarise students with concepts theory and intervention approaches relevant to people who have experienced trauma
  • provide students with specialised knowledge about trauma and traumatic situations
  • help students understand and explore the link between grief and trauma
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic, students should be able to:
  • identify the characteristics of, and criteria for determining traumatic experiences
  • describe how traumatic experiences differ from, and have common elements with, loss and grief experiences
  • recognise traumatic aspects of the specific experiences of populations such as war veterans, refugees, Aboriginal people with physical impairments
  • analyse a specific case situation in terms of how trauma concepts are relevant
  • identify appropriate interventions with persons who have experienced traumatic events