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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PSY 551 - Trauma and Loss

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

This course examines the study of the psychology of trauma and loss as it impacts human behavior. The nature of trauma and grief and the types of loss people experience when they encounter traumatic experiences, psychological theories of trauma and loss, cultural and historical issues relevant to traumatic loss experiences, as well as some of the methods used to study these reactions will be covered. The course will review theory and research on loss and trauma related to death, divorce, and dissolution, disease processes and injuries, unemployment and homelessness, war and violence (including effects of terrorism and plight of refugees), and the Holocaust and genocide.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and instructor permission
Credit: 3