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University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Psychology, Psychological Trauma Studies Specialization, MA

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MA in Clinical Psychology: Marriage and FamilyTherapy, Psychological Trauma
AU Los Angeles
Credits for Degree: 90 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 48 months

Program Overview

The Psychology of Trauma Studies Specialization (PTS) consists of 17 units of focused coursework and clinical training to give students a breadth of knowledge about the field of psychological trauma while helping them to develop knowledge and skills needed to access and treat both the acute and long-term effects of trauma.

The PTS Specialization:

  • Trains students to contextualize and treat those suffering the effects of psychological trauma in a systemic, ecological, and socially responsible manner by maximizing contact with, and use of, familial and community resources to provide advocacy and a holistic approach to symptom reduction.
  • Teaches students to discuss the effects of trauma on the emotional, cognitive, neurological & physical human systems
  • Places emphasis on the major approaches to trauma treatment, including their philosophical assumptions, strategies and techniques employed, and available outcome research.
  • Critically examines the influence of social cultural historical factors on trauma exposure, symptom expression and treatment ideologies.

Current Tuition and Fees

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