SW 626 Doctoral Seminar in Trauma and Human Rights

3 credits

In this course, students will examine in-depth the theoretical and empirical literature pertaining to trauma and its relation to human rights. Through original and authoritative source material, we will consider the possible causes and implications of trauma at diverse system levels (e.g., individual, community) and over time (e.g., intergenerational transmission). We will critically analyze research and modes of practice in relation to interventions designed to address prior traumatic experiences and human rights violations and to prevent their future incidence. Students will have the opportunity to explore their own areas of interest in trauma, and consider how current evidence can be integrated into the assessment and treatment process in order to promote human rights.