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APSY 7471 Psychological Responses to Humanitarian Crises (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course develops a critical framework for understanding the psychological and social effects of selected natural and unnatural disasters and current responses to them. Course goals include: the development of a critical understanding of gendered oppression in contexts of war and humanitarian crises; an analysis of selected psychosocial interventions in the context of development and humanitarian aid; a critical analysis of international human rights as potential resources; and, the formulation of programmatic responses for mental health and human rights workers seeking to creatively respond to women and child survivors in collaboration with community-based indigenous workers and advocates.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Brinton Lykes

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: UNAS4471

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13