PCC/ CCOG / AD

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AD 202

Course Number:
AD 202
Course Title:
Trauma and Recovery
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Explores the neurobiology of attachment and reward as they relate to the addictive experience. Presents models of relational healing with a strong emphasis on specific skill acquisition that can be used in treatment settings. Utilizes trauma informed and wellness informed approaches targeted to working with families in the process of recovery from addictive disease. Prerequisite: WR 122, AD 101, AD 151. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

As a result of this course the student will be able to:
1. Present to groups and/or individuals the effect that childhood trauma and/or parental stress has on the neurobiology of attachment and reward
systems.
2. Present to groups and/or individuals the life long propensities early childhood trauma and/or parental stress can create for intimate relationships.
3. Identify and be able to utilize skill?based strategies targeted to relational repair.
4. Employ effective trauma informed and wellness informed interventions when working with clients presenting relational issues.
5. Understand prevention techniques and how they can be applied in familial situations.
6. Identify and utilize evidence based practices as related to child hood trauma, relational repair and trauma informed and wellness informed services.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Written assignments designed to integrate course material into personal experience or relationship experiences of others.
2. Exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions which require integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts,issues, and
themes.
3. Participation in class discussions, role?plays, case studies, work?shops, or other group exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
4. Individual or group presentations.
5. Design and implementation of research projects.
6. Participation in and critical analysis of relationship issues or concepts related to addictive disease.
7. Attendance at, or participation in lectures, workshops, or other community or campus events related to the field of intimate relationships.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Incidence of Childhood Trauma and/or Parental Stress and its relationship the neurobiology of attachment and reward systems.
a. Kaiser/CDC Adverse ChildHood Experiences Study and its correlational findings.
b. Neurobiology of reward.
c. Neurobiology of attachment.
2. Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Developmental Stress Disorder and Complex Childhood Trauma.
a. Signs and Symptoms
b. Manifestations in Relationships €“ Being Triggered
c. Interference in functioning €“ effects on Brocha Area and Memory Centers.
d. Fight, Flight, Freeze and Learned Helplessness
e. Assessment Tools
f. Presentation of Information to Treatment Groups
3. Relational Issues and their interaction with relapse potentials.
a. Stress Induced Relapse
b. Place Preference and Environmental Induced Relapse
c. Attachment Disorders and Relapse.
4. Skill?based strategies targeted to relational repair.
a. Positive Psychology and Wellness Approaches to Preventing PTSD.
b. Somatic Psychology and trauma treatment and trauma informed service interventions.
c. Yoga and other indirect methods of trauma intervention.
d. Group approaches for relational skill building.
5. Prevention techniques and how they can be applied in familial situations.
6. Evidenced based practices as related to child hood trauma, relational repair and trauma informed and wellness informed services.