Trauma and Interpersonal Violence

This specialization prepares students to support a full range of clients affected by interpersonal violence and physical, emotional, and communal trauma — including victims, offenders, juveniles, adults, families, and communities. Through coursework and field placements, students learn trauma-informed practice with clients involved in the criminal justice system, hospitals, prisons, and community agencies that work with survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Students who specialize in trauma and interpersonal violence will also learn how to deal with early-attachment disruption; neglect; emotional, physical and sexual trauma; and violence.

Through advanced clinical course offerings, students make disciplined choices that enhance their knowledge and skills sets, which help to further their specific career goals and interests.

To learn more about SocialWork@Simmons clinical specializations, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-855-523-SSSW (7779).