Oct 20, 2019  
2018-19 University Bulletin 
2018-19 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

UMH (0627) 611 - Infant Mental Health and Trauma Treatment

Credits: 3.00

Students will examine trauma/treatment in young children in-depth. The clinical profiles of PTSD and toxic stress will be examined from a variety of diagnostic classification systems. Students will learn the components of trauma treatment (concepts and intervention elements) as well as skills. Secondary trauma will be explored.

Free Note: Only students in IMH-DP program.

Identify and describe the clinical picture and salient differential features of trauma symptoms and responses in children and adults

Identify and explicate the cascade effects that trauma can precipitate in development, attachment, parent-child interaction, neurobiology and intra- psychic formation

Compare and contrast the impact of specific kinds of traumatic events on the lines of development, coping, adaptation learning and relating in young children

Compare and contrast PTSD and toxic stress in light of different nosology, ACE research and the life span

Identify the protective factors that mitigate the impact of trauma

Explain how cultural factors influence trauma exposure and account for them in the course of treatment

Recognize the ethical/legal and institutional dimensions of trauma reporting, treatment and iatrogenic potential

From a chosen perspective (CBT, Psychodynamic, parent –infant psychotherapy) illustrate treatment principles and practices using clinical examples with attention to crisis and school based  intervention, parent-child and developmental considerations

Provide examples of the impact of trauma on the caregivers