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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HMS 440 - Understanding and Treating Sexual Trauma: Theory, Research and Practice

Provides an overview of research factors that both increase and decrease trauma suffered by victims of sexual abuse. All forms of sexual victimization are addressed including sexual assault, date rape, incest, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, clergy abuse, and rape in times of civil strife or war. Myths and misconceptions are explored, as well as historical and global implications. Strategies for completing sexual victim trauma assessments for all ages of victims are taught as well as more advanced and “cutting edge” techniques for treating victims of sexual victimization.

Prerequisites & Notes
PSY 100 and PSY 335, and junior class status, or permission of instructor.

(Cr: 3)