Symptoms of Crisis & Trauma
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Symptoms of Crisis & Trauma
Start Date13 February 2023
End Date26 February 2023
Any emotional and physically traumatic experience can have a disruptive effect on a person’s sense of contentment and wellbeing.
The immediate or delayed symptoms of trauma can go unnoticed, leaving the traumatised person disoriented and isolated.
This introductory course will help you gain a better understanding of the immediate and long-term effects of trauma to help those who have experienced crises and trauma in their lives.
In this 2-week course, the complex array of symptoms associated with trauma will be explored. Crises such as natural disasters, acts of violence, and car accidents can all be traumatic.
This course will highlight how the effect of a traumatic event is dependent on many factors, including characteristics of the individual, the type and characteristics of the event(s), developmental processes, the meaning of the trauma, and related socio-cultural factors.
Time commitment per week
An average of 10 – 13 hours weekly.
Is this course for you?
This course is for you if you gain a better understanding of emotional and physical reactions to trauma.
Class of 2023 February: 13 February – 26 February
Class of 2023 March: 13 March – 26 March
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. Symptoms of Crisis and Trauma micro-credential is for anyone needing to up-skill in this area and offers 20 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.
Symptoms of Crisis and Trauma can be stacked with Intro to Crisis and Trauma, Crisis Interventions and Effective Crisis and Trauma Management, 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 two (2) weeks, through videos, readings and discussions, you will explore the following topics:
- Common reactions to trauma across domains (emotional, physical, cognitive, behavioural, social, and developmental) that can be associated with singular, multiple, and enduring traumatic events.
- Common diagnoses associated with trauma: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD).
- How experiences of trauma can become associated with the onset of other trauma-related mental disorders with particular emphasis on the problem of related substance abuse.
- The impact and experience of trauma from a cross-cultural perspective.
- The delayed responses of trauma.
- Analyse a case study and review the symptoms of crisis and trauma that were explored throughout this course.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Discuss traumatic stress symptoms (emotional, physical, cognitive, behavioural, social, and developmental).
- Understand links between traumatic stress symptoms across various domains of human functioning.
- Examine specific Trauma-related Psychological Disorders.
- Explain other Trauma-related and Co-occurring disorders.
- Explore cross-cultural interpretations of PTSD.
You will have also created a portfolio of evidence, which you can use to demonstrate your understanding and knowledge of the complex array of symptoms associated with trauma.
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.
Understand common reactions to trauma.
Discover how experiences of trauma can become associated with the onset of trauma-related mental disorders.
Evaluate the most common diagnoses associated with trauma.