Adjustment to Change
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- 13 Jul 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Identify and articulate the challenges of coping with life events and the diversity and variability of experiences of change, loss, grief, trauma and the meanings attached to them.
- Demonstrate an understanding of key theories related to change, loss, grief or trauma.
- Respond constructively to the change experiences of others through the application of the understandings gained in Learning Outcomes 1 and 2.
- Identify and articulate key themes in the understanding of the nature of trauma and of trauma responses and its assessment.
- Assess and intervene appropriately in the aftermath of the experience of trauma.
- Negotiating change
- Coping skills — Dealing with crisis
- Difficulties with adjustment
- Loss and grief
- The grief process
- Death and dying
- Trauma reactions
- Trauma and development
- Trauma interventions
- Complex trauma and PTSD
- Growth and resilience
- Reflection topic
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject explores current thinking and strategies around dealing with issues of adjustment to change. That change includes changes involving loss, grief and trauma. Death and bereavement will be addressed including dealing with grief as a natural process and with more complicated grief.
Non-death losses are also addressed such as divorce, unemployment, disability, chronic illness, infertility, and aging.
The second half of the subject will also look at the serious change that trauma can bring - common trauma responses, post-traumatic stress, large scale trauma such as natural disasters, and some models for effective treatment of trauma.
- Trauma case scenario (30%)
- Weekly discussion (15%)
- Treatment plan (55%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.