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SWK 600: Trauma-Informed Care: Module 2

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What is the DSM-5?

Defining Trauma - Segment 8 in Video

Readings Due Before Class

Readings for Module 2


  • Trauma & Stressor-Related Disorders from: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: Dsm-5 (Fifth ed.) Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association. 
  • Complex Trauma  by Courtois, C. (2008). Complex trauma, complex reactions: assessment and treatment. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, S (1), 86-100. 
  • Childhood Abuse by Felitti, V., Anda, R., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D., Spitz, A., Edwards, V., Marks, J. (1998). Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 14(4), 245-258.
  • Meta-analysis by Brewin, C., Andrews, B., & Valentine, J. (2000). Meta-analysis of risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder in trauma-exposed adults. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68(5), 748-66. 
  • Chapter 4 from Briere, J. (2004). Psychological assessment of adult posttraumatic states: Phenomenology, diagnosis, and measurement (2nd ed.) Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. (Read chapter 4: Structured Assessment of Traumatic Events) PDF
  • Chapter 7 from Brown, L., & American Psychological Association. (2008). Cultural competence in trauma therapy: Beyond the flashback. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. PDF
  • PTSD Scale by Bryant, R., Friedman, M., Spiegel, D., Ursano, R., & Strain, J. (2011). A review of acute stress disorder in dsm-5. Depression and Anxiety, 28(9), 802-817