Trauma and Interpersonal Violence
This specialization focuses on evidence-based practice approaches to trauma-informed care, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and child-adolescent trauma. Students gain an understanding of how traumatic attachments inform interpersonal relationships, self-perception, and emotional regulation throughout one’s life cycle. Moreover, recommended courses focus on acquiring advanced clinical skills in group work, narrative therapy, or concurrent problems such as addiction or mental illness that often result from traumatic stress.
The following advanced clinical courses are either required or recommended for students who choose the trauma and interpersonal violence clinical specialization.
You must take both of the following courses:
Choose one of the following two courses:
- SWO-438 Alcohol, Drugs, and Social Work Practice
- SWO-462 Advanced Group Work With Diverse, Vulnerable, and Resilient Populations
Choose one of the following five courses:
- SWO-455 Human Sexuality and Social Work Practice
- SWO-475 Narrative Approaches to Social Work Practice
- SWO-478 Social Work Practice in Health Care
- SWO-483 Cognitive Behavioral Approaches and Treatment
- SWO-578 Perspectives on Severe Mental Illness
To learn more about SocialWork@Simmons clinical specializations, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-855-523-7779.