Effective Crisis & Trauma Management
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Effective Crisis & Trauma Management
Start Date13 February 2023
End Date12 March 2023
Do you understand which treatments and approaches are most effective in managing post-traumatic stress syndrome?
Gain a deep understanding of the effects that crisis and trauma have on human behaviour, both on the person in crisis and the counsellor providing support.
This course will expand your knowledge and management of crisis and trauma. Gain a better understanding of the breadth and depth of crisis and trauma to make informed decisions about treatment options.
In this 4-week course, you will gain a deep understanding of post-traumatic stress syndrome in terms of primary and secondary stress factors. A particular focus is on the negative and profound effects of Rape trauma and Partner violence and understanding reactions to these traumatic events and the impact of trauma on memory.
This course also provides counsellors with a comprehensive understanding of the importance of self-care, given the risk of being exposed to secondary trauma while working with those in crisis. Explore compassion fatigue and the potential adverse consequences of working in this field.
Finally, the course looks at the need for sustainable referral strategies as part of an effective crisis and trauma management strategy.
Note: Counselling skills training is required to assist people in crisis and trauma. This course does not address counselling skills training. It focuses on the context of crises and trauma.
Time commitment per week
An average of 10 – 13 hours weekly.
Is this course for you?
This course is for you if you have counselling skills training and want to expand your understanding of the breadth and depth of crisis and trauma to make informed decisions concerning treatment options.
Class of 2023 February: 13 February – 12 March
Class of 2023 March: 13 March – 09 April
Upon completion, you will receive a digital certificate of competence as evidence of skills and knowledge demonstrated.
This course has been designed and developed by experts in the field of psychology. The Effective Crisis & Trauma Management micro-credential is for anyone needing to up-skill in this area and offers 40 hours of learning and assessment.
Learners study online with peers and receive robust academic content while acquiring practical industry-relevant skills.
Stack specified combinations of SACAP Global micro-credentials and they can be recognised as equivalent to a module within our degree programme at SACAP South Africa.
Effective Crisis & Trauma Management can be stacked with Intro to Crisis & Trauma, Symptoms of Crisis & Trauma and Crisis Interventions, and recognised as equivalent to a module within the Bachelor of Applied Social Science Degree.
What You’ll Need
- Access to Microsoft Word
- Google Chrome (recommended)
- Stable internet connection
What You’ll Learn
Over the course of four (4) weeks, through videos, readings and discussions, you will explore the following topics:
- Week 1: Depth perspective: Trauma and post-traumatic stress.
- Week 2: Depth perspective: Effective Counsellors, Compassion fatigue and Self-care.
- Week 3 Breadth perspective: Rape Trauma and Partner Violence.
- Week 4: Breadth perspective: Referring those in crisis to another professional.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Define the differences between primary and secondary trauma.
- Describe secondary post-traumatic stress.
- Define compassion fatigue.
- Identify the elements that can result in the development of compassion fatigue in counsellors.
- Explain the importance of self-care as a counsellor.
- Identify the characteristics of effective crisis counsellors.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the prevalence of rape, and rape trauma syndrome.
- Describe the phenomenology of rape in terms of fear, helplessness and powerlessness, self-blame and feelings of guilt and shame, loss of sexual identity, betrayal and loss of trust, loss of meaning, isolation and alienation, the impact on subsequent health and functioning, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Discuss the dynamics of partner violence: psychosocial and cultural dynamics, psychological factors, including incidence and prevalence stressors, myths about battering, and profiling of the batterer. The cycle of violence and the realities for abused women.
- Describe the steps to be taken when referring a client.
- Identify appropriate referral resources for clients when faced with crisis or trauma.
You will have also created a portfolio of evidence, which you can use to demonstrate your understanding of the breadth and depth of crisis and trauma to make informed decisions concerning treatment options.
Our short course developers and assessors are expert practitioners. They have been selected for the breadth and depth of experience in their respective disciplines. The team loves sharing their knowledge and online learning expertise to help you get the most out of your learning journey.
Gain a better understanding of the effects of rape and partner violence.
Recognise the importance of self-care as a counsellor given the risk of secondary trauma and chronic fatigue.
Effectively manage situations of crisis and trauma.