This course will support students in critically examining the concept of trauma and the way it plays out in our brains, bodies, behavior, relationships and the systems we engage with. Students will explore conceptualizations of trauma through the lens of attachment, neurobiology, ecological systems and their own individual and collective experiences to develop a holistic understanding of trauma and trauma-informed intervention from the inside out. Students can expect to reflect on the embodied trauma in their own somatic systems, family systems and community systems within a global context. Upon completing this class students will be able to use this self knowledge to inform their approach to trauma and trauma healing related to their work in peacebuilding or chaplaincy.
Course fulfills the following curricular requirements:
MAP - Core course
MAC - Chaplaincy elective
This course is not open to auditors.
If you are not enrolled in a degree program but wish to register for this course, use the Online Registration for Special Students and Auditors.