Students studying on this programme will learn about the nature of traumatic stress, post traumatic stress disorder and dissociation and the appropriate response to people traumatised by life events. The course includes adult and child trauma. Students will acquire critical knowledge and skills to enhance their understanding of, and work with, those who have experienced psychological trauma.
Students with existing therapeutic training can take the Practitioner Route which involves a supervised professional placement and those without this training will take the Studies Route and have the opportunity to adapt their learning to their current/intended work.
Minimum of second class honours (2:2) in any discipline, or equivalent qualification, and relevant experience of working in the field of psychological trauma.Students who wish to undertake the Practitioner Option must have therapeutic qualifications, e.g. be a qualified psychotherapist or counsellor. They must also be accredited by, registered with, or have chartered status of, an appropriate professional body such as the BPS or BACP, for example.
Recipient: University of Chester
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