Course Description

Trauma is pervasive in the lives of individuals across the globe (Benjet et al., 2016). This course examines the prevalence, nature, and impact of psychological trauma (e.g., intimate partner violence, sexual violence), including posttraumatic stress disorder and the relational impact of trauma. Considerations related to assessment and treatment as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond are interwoven throughout this course as you explore how trauma and crises may impact individuals, families, and communities. You will also examine vicarious trauma and self-care for clinicians working with families facing crises.

Learning Objectives

  • Define psychological trauma.
  • Discuss the impact of psychological trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and considerations related to assessment and treatment.
  • Examine how to identify and intervene with those who have been impacted by interpersonal trauma, including human trafficking, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking.
  • Explore the impact of vicarious trauma and the role of self-care for clinicians working with families facing trauma and crises.


There are no prerequisites required to enroll in the course.


Textbooks and other materials are not required in this course.

Estimated Time of Completion

4 Hour(s)

Access Time

90 Days


0.4 CEUs | 4.0 APA

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Section Title
Families in Trauma
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Course Fee(s)
Tution non-credit $100.00
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