Full course description
This module addresses, definitions of trauma, cultural reflections on trauma and numerous brief explanations of various theories that have been developed to understand trauma and traumatic reaction. The specific topics addressed include cognitive models of traumatic reaction, evolutionary approach to trauma, distinction between trauma and adverse experiences and theories such as the Polyvagal Theory.
Trauma Theory and Neurological Implications of Traumatic Experiences
i. Course Introduction
ii. Trauma Theory
iii. Trauma Theory (additional lectures-optional information)
iv. Readings on various theoretical perspectives of trauma