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TMPS 8080 Trauma, Resiliency and Post-Traumatic Growth (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will be an in-depth, multi-disciplinary exploration of the dynamics of trauma. It will explore what fosters resiliency, post-traumatic growth and psychological and spiritual healing in a variety of cultural contexts. The topics of the course will include: the history of trauma, the brain and trauma and its relationship to health, case studies on various forms of trauma (developmental, natural disasters, interpersonal trauma, terror and war etc.) the moral injury of trauma in war, theological foundations for understanding trauma and paths to recovery and post traumatic growth. Special consideration will be given to ways faith communities can use communal resources and religious forms of coping to promote post-traumatic growth and resiliency.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Brita Gill-Austern

Prerequisites: Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling highly recommended as a prerequisite.

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Last Updated: 09-May-16