course »Trauma & Culture

Date: 4/19/2017, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 5.5
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
This workshop will examine the role of culture in shaping not only an individual’s response to traumatic events but also what posttraumatic effects and healing protocols are legitimized by a particular culture, such as the United States. Treatment considerations for the culturally different will also be addressed. Topics covered will be:
  • Differences between homogeneous and heterogeneous societies, in regard to the characterization and treatment of trauma.
  • Differences between individualistic and collectivistic cultures
  • Impact of religious values and spiritual beliefs on how individuals respond to traumatic events
  • Medical anthropological contributions regarding cross culturally definitions of healing
  • Cultural and social forms of trauma
  • Impact of trauma on ethnocultural identity structures
  • Relationships between trauma, DSM, PTSD, and culture
  • Differences and similarities between universal, culture bound and individual trauma response patterns
  • Treating the culturally different for a range of trauma related problems