Sexual Abuse Treatment

Course Number: CLS 715
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor:
  • Dr. Carol Clark
  • Dr. Marilyn K. Volker
This course will focus on 1) types of sexual abuse as categorized by behavior, victim, and offender; 2) first response strategies when someone has been abused; 3) how to assess level of trauma and identify mediators of trauma; 4) diagnosis of PTSD symptoms; 5) the principles of recovery: Empowerment, Establishing Safety, Remembrance and Mourning, and Reconnection (from Judith Herman, M.D.); 6). Utilization of a variety of trauma interventions and treatments, including EMDR, Rapid Reduction Technique, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing as applied to sex abuse.