Working with trauma ADED11380

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Trauma results when an event or incident overwhelms a person's ability to cope or where it outweighs an individual's personal resources: perhaps resulting in the experience of overwhelming emotion, fear of death and complete helplessness. Insight will be provided of working within the three stage model of recovery from trauma, an empowerment model used in many support organizations.


Repeated in Blocks 3 and 4

2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Tuesday 19.00-21.00

(See Lifelong Learning web pages for course dates University of Glasgow - Study - Short courses )

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The course aims to support students to: 

• Introduce the theory behind the Herman Model of recovery from trauma

• Explore the practical applications of their learning 

Engage with experiential learning methods

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Outline the impact of trauma including its psychological impact and behavioural manifestations

■ Explain how trauma affects the physical body 

■ Describe some of the behaviours of the sex offender and outline some of the potential explanations for this behaviour

■ Describe a range of coping strategies and the long-term impact of these approaches

■ Outline and have some ability to apply the 'empowerment model'

■ Apply acquired knowledge to real-life and work situations in a professional and empathetic manner

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits