Trauma & Crisis

Order Description

Over 80% of Americans will be exposed to a traumatic event and experience significant distress due to a crisis or critical incident. A crisis typically involves a temporary loss of coping skills, and causes significant impairment in nearly half of those exposed. Personal crises, such as death of family member or loss of a job, impact a person?s ability to function in everyday life and affect their relationships with their spouse, family, co-workers, friends and church members. Crisis response and crisis counseling are designed to help individuals cope with the stress or event they experienced and mitigate the threat of posttraumatic stress, critical incident stress and personal crises on the individual.

James, R. K. & Gilliland, B.E. (2013). Crisis intervention strategies. (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781111770617.

Wright, H. N. (2012). The complete guide to crisis & trauma counseling: What to do and say when it matters most! Ventura, CA: Regal Books. ISBN: 9780764216343.

Research Paper

Utilizing information presented in this course, as well as theoretical and practical elements from academic and Christian sources, compile an original paper of at least 8?10 pages of body text, in current APA style, which summarizes your understanding of the nature and causes of trauma in general, as well as one specific type of trauma.

Address factors necessary for successfully coping with the effects of trauma, and spiritual and professional approaches to treatment.
A minimum of 15 scholarly sources is required, in addition to your textbooks (if you choose to cite these).
Grades will be assigned based on quality of content, how well APA guidelines are adhered to, the richness of citations utilized, quality of expression, and biblical integration presented.

Prior to the submission of the final paper, you must submit a topic and then an outline for your research paper


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