This program provides an educational foundation for students and professionals working in the field of trauma treatment, counseling and social work. The program focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder, including its diagnosis and treatment; on crisis intervention, coping strategies and client stabilization; and on compassion fatigue, the user friendly term for secondary stress disorder, often experienced by crisis workers or witnesses of a traumatic event. Courses noted with an asterisk (*) are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) awarded through the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify the diagnostic criteria for PTSD.
- Apply the ABC model of crisis intervention.
- Describe effective community disaster interventions.
- Identify prevention strategies for compassion fatigue.
- Synthesize the process of debriefing emergency workers.
REQUIREMENTS: (15 HRS.)
HMSV 2460 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Diagnosis and Treatment (online) 3 credits
HMSV 2450 Crisis Intervention, Coping Strategies and Stabilization (online) 3 credits
HMSV 2110 Case Management (online) 3 credits
HMSV 1140 Professional Skills in Human (online) 3 credits
HMSV 2450 Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Stress Disorder (online) 3 credits
NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.
TOTAL 15 CREDITS