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Going Beyond PTSD and Trauma
Course # - CPSY x209
Loyola Hall Room 160
Credit Hours: 6
Students Will Gain:
It is becoming increasingly clear that the deepest impact of traumatic experience is usually not in relation to a range of PTSD symptoms but the foundational structures of self, other, reality and God. This workshop will examines the deepest levels of impact that are experienced by recipients of trauma, as well as how unresolved experiences of abuse and trauma can seriously damage an individual?s capacity to trust in other people, life and God, as well as develop an integrated sense of self.
This workshop will first examine the limitations of characterizing peri-traumatic and posttraumatic experience in terms of Post Traumatic Stress and then offer an alternative model of understanding and treatment for a range of trauma related forms of distress.
This workshop should be helpful to any psychological professional and/or spiritual director e.g., counselor, psychotherapist, social worker, doctor, nurse, social worker, chaplain, spiritual director, pastoral care professional, drug and alcohol counselor, as well anyone who works with victims of trauma.
Robert Grant Ph.D. is a consultant and trainer to psychological, business, religious, medical, military, law enforcement, relief and missionary organizations. He works at home and abroad in the areas of trauma, spirituality and cross-cultural issues.
As a psychologist he has gone into trauma zones to support and treat victims, as well as professionals working on site with victims of trauma. He has assessed/treated over 700 victims of trauma (over a twenty-two year period) and trained over 14,000 professionals around the world to work with victims of trauma. He is also author of Healing the Soul of the Church (Ministers Facing Their Histories of Abuse and Trauma) 1994, The Way of the Wound (A Spirituality of Trauma and Transformation) 1998, Living and Working in Environments of Violence (A Resource Manual for Humanitarian Workers) 2000, A Healing Response to Terrorism (A Handbook for Psychological and Spiritual First Responders) 2004, Complicated Trauma: Assessment and Treatment (A Working Manual for Therapists, Physicians and Pastoral Counselors) 2006,, Vicarious Trauma (A Handbook for Professionals Working with Victims of Trauma) 2006, I Love a War Veteran (A Handbook for Families, Veterans and Professionals dealing with the effects of Combat Stress and Trauma) 2007, Growth through Adversity (Coming Out the Other Side of Trauma, Illness and Loss) 2008 , The Challenge of Forgiveness (As Faced by Victims of Abuse and Betrayal), 2009 and Anger, Forgiveness and the Healing Process (6 Hour Audio Presentation).