MFT618 Introduction to Trauma and Crisis Intervention in MFT (2 cr.)
Prerequisite(s): MFT605 , MFT617 , MFT620
This course provides an introduction to the topic of trauma in Marriage and Family Therapy by discussing crisis intervention, assessment, and management strategies. The course examines the theoretical and research underpinnings of trauma, presents diagnoses and interventions common to trauma, and discusses trauma within a systemic context.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate knowledge and application of major theoretical/conceptual frameworks of the trauma field and its historical roots.
- Demonstrate knowledge of assessment and diagnoses common to trauma, particularly specific to marriage and family therapists and systems perspectives.
- Demonstrate knowledge of life course concepts related to trauma.
- Demonstrate knowledge and application of crisis intervention assessment, including safety planning, suicidality, and homicidality.
- Integrate understanding of diversity and multiculturalism in one’s own understanding of the field of trauma.
- Analyze the significance of research evidence and community standards of practice in selecting and evaluating interventions.
- Identify and evaluate ethical considerations in trauma work.
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