Details for Trauma Informed Counselling I

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC550
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Trauma Informed Counselling I

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

Unit Content


  1. Develop an understanding of the nature of trauma-informed interventions based on individual and collective needs, socio-cultural considerations and ethical practice;
  2. Examine current research regarding trauma treatment and recovery, including neuroscience and post-traumatic growth;
  3. Critique current evidenced-based and emerging theories and models of trauma therapies;
  4. Evaluate and reflect on professional practice considerations in working with people and communities impacted by trauma, including collaborative client-therapist relationship and professional self-care.

Subject Content

  • Trauma-informed interventions
  • Individual and collective needs, socio-cultural considerations and ethical practice
  • Trauma treatment and recovery
  • Neuroscience and post-traumatic growth
  • Evidenced-based and emerging theories and models of trauma therapies
  • Professional practice considerations

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 University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Essay (30%)
  • Essay and Resource (40%)
  • Case Study Analysis (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Briere, J., & Scott, C. (2015). Principles of trauma therapy: A guide to symptoms, evaluation and treatment (2nd ed. DSM-V Update). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any texts