Details for Working with Trauma

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC518
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Working with Trauma

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Develop knowledge and skills based on current evidence-based responses and interventions for trauma;
  2. Develop an understanding of trauma, developmental factors and lifespan considerations;
  3. Critique a range of community resources that support people impacted by trauma;
  4. Formulate a self-care plan that integrates understandings of vicarious trauma.

Subject Content

  • What is trauma
  • Theories of trauma, including systemic to individual
  • Lifespan development; including Child / Adolescent & Adult
  • Developmental trauma
  • Community care resources, including case management
  • Principles of recovery and post traumatic growth

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Case Study Analysis (40%)
  • Case Study (30%)
  • Article Critique (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Briere, J.N. & Scott, C. (2015). Principles of trauma (2nd ed. Rev.). London: Sage Publications

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any texts.