MDFT 6653: Trauma Informed Care in Medical Family Therapy (2023-2024)

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This seminar will examine the integration of trauma-informed Biopsychosocial-spiritual (BPSS) care and medical family therapy. Topics may vary year to year based on the expertise and specialization of students enrolled in the course. The course will address important issues within trauma-informed care, such as definitions of trauma, biological experiences of trauma, , vulnerabilities during and after trauma exposure (for individuals, families, and communities), possible roles for medical family therapists on trauma and crisis interventions teams (e.g., critical incident stress debriefing), and assessing barriers to medical and mental healthcare. By the end of the course, students will be able to describe how to apply a trauma-informed lens to their area of specialization in medical family therapy. Class is open to MFT graduate students and MDFT students. Other graduate students and CE professionals by permission of the Medical Family Therapy program director or class instructor. Graduate credit requires registration, tuition payment, and completion of all assignments. Typically offered: Spring.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Winter 21428 1 Stephanie Armes
9:30AM-4:30 PM
Marston Watson Hall 5
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Restrictions: Marriage and Family Therapy, Medical Family Therapy Majors, Minors, Concentrations only.
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit, Pass/No Credit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term