Trauma Specialization


Director: Kathleen Monahan, D.S.W.

This specialization will provide students with the advanced practice knowledge-base regarding the issues of trauma.   The specialization is founded on a strengths based perspective and examines the complex issues regarding the range of traumatic events, long-term negative sequelae, and the evidence-based treatments that provide intervention and support.  Cultural issues are a particular focus as well as legal, legislative and policy concerns.  Two advanced elective courses in the second year of the graduate program support this specialization.

Completion of the following advanced practice electives:

  • HWC 579 Special Topics in Social Welfare:  The Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse (Fall 2014)
  • HWC 579 Special Topics in Social Welfare: Therapeutic Interventions for Trauma (Spring 2015)