This is a course in the treatment of abuse, emphasizing child physical and sexual abuse, and including witnessing domestic violence and traumatic illness or injury to self and loved ones. A treatment model is provided, including a theoretical framework for the effects of trauma on children and adolescents, a review of specialized assessment tools, and adaptive resolutions of trauma. This model is applied to an array of treatment tools, including play therapy, art therapy, psychodrama, writing, story-telling, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and trauma-focused work.
Note: Applies toward the Certificate in Play Therapy.
While the Department of Psychiatry is aware of the research on the efficacy of play therapy*, it cannot specifically endorse each play therapy intervention included in each class in the play therapy certificate program.
Course Number: PSY-40234
Credit: 1.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Play Therapy