Practice Perspectives on Dealing with Trauma: Skills and Pathways to Managing and Working Trauma
This module will introduce you to the literature on treatment and intervention with groups and individuals will be reviewed. Literature on recovery and growth following adversity will be reviewed. The process of self-reflection and critical self-analysis by the helping professional is central to the development of effective working relationships in the field.
This module will also help you develop your self-awareness and self-knowledge. This process is facilitated through in-depth exploration of the nature and effect of difference on self, other and relationship, and the phenomenology of trauma. Particular attention will be paid to developing advanced interpersonal skills.
Theoretical Perspectives on Defining Trauma: Developmental Sociopsychology and the Impact of Trauma
This module will introduce you to the theory and knowledge central to the role of the professional working in the field of trauma studies. Historical perspectives and theoretical models will be reviewed. It will consider the major resilience and vulnerability factors that influence how people respond to trauma, and how that may impact on the process of recovery.
Research Applications: Evidence, Methods and Professional Development
This module will build on theory and knowledge learned in the first two modules to examine in more depth the research underpinnings of trauma studies. You will also be asked to critically evaluate evidence supporting theoretical models and therapeutic ways of working.
The module introduces you to the issues and research ideas that inform trauma studies and trauma informed practice, and as such provide the conceptual foundations for you to begin planning your dissertation. You will learn about a range of methodologies used in trauma research, from qualitative methods to quantitative methods.
The module will help you develop your skills of critical evaluation, conceptual knowledge, and research planning. This process is facilitated through in-depth exploration of your own professional issues in relation to the learning and knowledge that arises from the module.
Trauma and the Community: Perspective on Group, Community and the Organisational Contexts to Trauma
This module will build on theory and knowledge learned in the first two modules to examine in more depth, the research underpinnings of trauma studies. You will examine the different contexts in which trauma presents in individuals and groups to community and cultural perspectives.
This involves the researching and writing of a substantive piece of scholarship within the field of the course.
You will choose a topic in consultation with your course leader and an appropriate supervisor. The topic will normally be based on interests and skills you have developed in the course of the modules already studied.
You can download the timetable for 2017/18, but please note this is subject to change.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.