Exposure to traumatic events such as natural disasters, assaults and road accidents are relatively common in Australia. This unit examines the causes and consequences of posttraumatic stress disorder. Students will learn about the nature of traumatic stressors and the course of PTSD reactions. Major evidence-based approaches to treatment and rehabilitation are examined with interventions for both acute and persisting forms of the disorder being presented.
2 x online tests (20%), Essay (50%), Participation (30%)
REHB5034 or REHB3065