Psy 607: Trauma Intervention

Topics by Week

Winter 2005 Graduate Seminar
Jennifer J. Freyd & Pamela Birrell
University of Oregon

Focus books for the course:

Bloom, Sandra. (1997) Creating Sanctuary: toward the evolution of sane societies. Routledge.

Brewin, Chris (2003) Post-traumatic stress disorder: malady or myth? Yale University Press.

Recommended books for this course and your personal library:

Herman, J.L. (1997). Trauma and recovery. Basic Books.

Wison, J.P. & Keane, T.M. (Eds) (2004) Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD, Second Edition. Guilford.

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See Course Bibliography for additional readings

January 4: Introduction and Organization

January 11: Trauma, PTSD, A Crisis of Identity

Discussion Leaders: Bridget Klest & Lisa Cromer


Background Readings & Resources:


January 18: Trauma Theory: Deconstructing the Social

Discussion Leaders: Lori Stewart & Aiko Takahashi


Background Readings & Resources:


January 25: Trauma, Memory, Emotion, & Brain

Guest Speaker 12-1 pm

Discussion Leader: Mary Ann Messiers



February 1: Attachment & Society in Psychiatry

Guest Speaker 12-1 pm: David Baldwin, Ph.D.

Discussion Leader 1-2 pm: Catherine Tenedios



February 8: Historical Trauma, Oppression, Diversity, & Healing

Discussion Leaders: Sopagna Eap & Melissa Foynes


February 15: Myths and Repression

Discussion Leaders: Sonia Venkatraman


February 22: Trauma Intervention by Creating Sanctuary

Discussion Leaders: Dan Friend & Carolyn Allard



March 1: Preventing and Treating PTSD

Discussion Leaders: Tiffany Thornton & Sharon Tang

Assignment: If you are taking this course for Behavior Change credit, your paper is due on March 1.



March 8: Summing Up

Guest Speaker: Ari Divine on the Trauma Healing Project

Discussion Leaders: Pam Birrell & Jennifer Freyd



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