TRAUMA AND NEGLECT: THEORY AND SKILLS FOR INTERVENTION WITH INDIVIDUALS

FTH5TII

2019

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is a postgraduate and professional level of study divided into three modules. You will focus on contemporary models of conceptualising, assessing and intervening with individuals who have experienced trauma and/or neglect, broadly conceived, including sexual and physical abuse, natural disasters, accidents, school or workplace bullying, war, torture, forced migration, and the impact of serious mental illness. These include models focusing on ego-states, transgenerational/developmental models, and trauma processing. The modules will be offered face-to-face or online and delivered by The Bouverie Centre or the appropriate training body for that model. Module Three consists of clinical practice classes where you will work in groups of six, with a supervisor, to practice and refine your skills and knowledge as applied in role-play, discussion and live work using a reflecting team process.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FTH5FPA & FTH5FPB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readings'Attaching'. In Being a brain-wise therapist: a practical guide to interpersonal neurobiology, pp 52-75.RecommendedBadenoch, B 2008W.W. NORTON, NY.
Readings'The argument for highlighting, examining and disclosing countertransference in trauma therapy'. In Countertransference and the treatment of trauma, pp 23-56.RecommendedDalenberg, C 2000APA, WASHINGTON.
ReadingsInternal family systems therapy. In Courtois, C.A. & Ford, J.D. (eds) Treating complex traumatic stress disorders: an evidence-based guide, pp 353-370.RecommendedSchwartz, R C, Schwartz, M F & Galperin, L 2009THE GUILFORD PRESS, NY.
ReadingsPhase oriented treatment of structural dissociation in complex traumatisation: vercoming trauma related phobias. In Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, vol 6, no 1, pp 11-53, 2005.RecommendedSteele, K, van der Hart, O & Nijenhuis, WN/A
ReadingsShame in the therapeutic dialogue. In British Gestalt Journal, vol 4, no 2, pp 86-90, 1995.RecommendedJacobs, LN/A
ReadingsThe impact of trauma on the brain. In Psychotherapy in Australia, 11(3), 22-35. Psychotherapy in Australia, vol 11, no 3, pp 22-35, 2005.RecommendedCozolino, LN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Module 1 - Introduction to contemporary trauma theory and practice with individuals. (5cp) 1. Articulate an understanding of the neurophysiology of attachment trauma, and neglect and their implications for human development, health and wellbeing

Activities:
Lectures on Neurophysiology of trauma, attachment theory and other appropriate models. Guided reading.

02. Module 1 - Introduction to contemporary trauma theory and practice with individuals. (5cp) 2 . Synthesise your understanding of neurophysiology with one of a selected range of theoretical frameworks for understanding the sequelae of trauma and neglect as they present in the therapeutic context.

Activities:
Lectures providing an overview of 'ego-state' models, including Structural Dissociation (Steele, van der Hart and Nijenhuis), Ego-state therapy (Watkins & Watkins), Internal Family Systems (Schwartz), Schema Therapy and Schema Mode Therapy (Young). Video demonstration of applied concepts. Guided reading. Role-play to develop skills in introducing and enacting these models with clients.

03. Module 1 - Introduction to contemporary trauma theory and practice with individuals. (5cp) 3. Articulate the key requirements of the therapeutic relationship when working with trauma with individuals.

Activities:
Lectures on the nature of the therapeutic relationship as appropriate to different Attachment styles and especially when working with complex trauma/neglect related phenomena. Role-play to develop skills in responding appropriately to different aspects of clients' traumatic experience as they manifest within the therapeutic experience. Journalling to assist you with self-reflection. Guided reading.

04. Module 2 - Trauma clinical practice A (20cp) 1. Engage effectively to conduct work with an individual client who has experienced trauma

Activities:
Supervised role-play and discussion within small supervision groups to develop knowledge and skills in engagement. Live supervised practice with clients from your own workplace, or The Bouverie Centre, within small supervision groups, to further refine and develop knowledge and skill in the above area. EBL activity to design an online training exercise or resource within a public forum, eg. YouTube, Wikiversity, Wikipedia.

05. Module 2 - Trauma clinical practice A (20cp) 2. Conduct an assessment of the client's situation and therapeutic needs using at least one of a range of specified theoretical frameworks

Activities:
Supervised role-play and discussion within small supervision groups to develop knowledge and skills in collaborative assessment and goal setting. Live supervised practice with clients from your own workplace, or The Bouverie Centre, within small supervision groups, to further refine and develop knowledge and skill in the above area. EBL activity to design an online training exercise or resource within a public forum, eg. YouTube, Wikiversity, Wikipedia.

06. Module 2 - Trauma clinical practice A (20cp) 3. Integrate aspects of your own experience of the therapeutic relationship into your assessment and decisions for intervention with the client.

Activities:
Supervised role-play and discussion within small supervision groups to develop knowledge and skills in reflection on your own experience of the therapeutic relationship. Live supervised practice with clients from your own workplace, or The Bouverie Centre, within small supervision groups, to further refine and develop knowledge and skill in the above area. EBL activity to design an online training exercise or resource within a public forum, eg. YouTube, Wikiversity, Wikipedia.

07. Module 2 - Trauma clinical practice A (20cp) 4. Work collaboratively with the client to design and carry out an appropriate plan for intervention

Activities:
Supervised role-play and discussion within small supervision groups to develop knowledge and skills in collaborative assessment and goal setting. Live supervised practice with clients from your own workplace, or The Bouverie Centre, within small supervision groups, to further refine and develop knowledge and skill in the above area. EBL activity to design an online training exercise or resource within a public forum, eg. YouTube, Wikiversity, Wikipedia.

08. Module 2 - Trauma clinical practice A (20cp) 5. Synthesise theoretical frameworks with your ongoing reflections on your experience to appropriately manage the therapeutic relationship.

Activities:
Supervised role-play and discussion within small supervision groups to develop knowledge and skills in integration of theoretical frameworks. Live supervised practice with clients from your own workplace, or The Bouverie Centre, within small supervision groups, to further refine and develop knowledge and skill in the above area. EBL activity to design an online training exercise or resource within a public forum, eg. YouTube, Wikiversity, Wikipedia.

09. Module 2 - Trauma clinical practice A (20cp) 6. Demonstrate effective skills in introduing and utilitsing at least one of: EMDR, Radical Exposure tapping, Schema Therapy, Schema Mode Therapy, Internal Family Systems, or other approach as appropriate.

Activities:
Supervised role-play and discussion within small supervision groups to develop knowledge and skills in one of the active models of intervention. Live supervised practice with clients from your own workplace, or The Bouverie Centre, within small supervision groups, to further refine and develop knowledge and skill in the above area. EBL activity to design an online training exercise or resource within a public forum, eg. YouTube, Wikiversity, Wikipedia.

10. Module 2 - Trauma clinical practice A (20cp) 7. Develop in your capacity to respond flexibly and skilfully to the individual needs of a range of clients.

Activities:
Supervised role-play and discussion within small supervision groups to develop knowledge and skills in: (i) conceptualisation and management of your own and the client's responses within the therapeutic relationship; (ii) conceptualisation of your own needs for development as a trauma therapist. Live supervised practice with clients from your own workplace, or The Bouverie Centre, within small supervision groups, to further refine and develop knowledge and skill in the above areas. EBL activity to design an online training exercise or resource within a public forum, eg. YouTube, Wikiversity, Wikipedia.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site 2, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.
"Module One."

Practical
One 4.0 hours practical per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical competencies (equiv to 500 words).Hurdle requirement: meet criteria to satisfy consolidating level on a range of clinical competencies.0 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
One 3,000-word case analysis.25 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
One 3,000-word indepth case analysis.20 01, 02, 03
One 3,000-word theoretical essay or case study.20 01, 02
One 500-word self-care plan.5 01
One group development of a training resource (equiv to 2,000 words).30 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10