Trauma is widespread and has no boundaries. The Drury GO Trauma and Resilience Certificate will hone your ability to:
This standalone certificate does not require prior college experience.
To earn the certificate in Trauma and Resilience, you will complete 18 credit hours of coursework.
The philosophy and comprehensive approach to stress reduction through the re-establishment and enhancement of the state of well-being.
An overview of the application of psychology in areas such as mental and physical health, stress management, coping processes and resiliency, interpersonal communication, marriage and the family, gender and sexuality, and organizational processes. Emphasis is given to the processes that can help people manage or cope with the demands and challenges of everyday life in order to benefit society and have a life well lived.
Resilience allows us to cope with stress, navigate relationships with other people, pursue opportunities with confidence, and bounce back from setbacks, trauma, and loss. This course examines evidence-based cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, and self-care skills that have been shown to promote psychological health in the face of adversity. Coverage will touch upon resilience-promoting attitudinal and cognitive variables, coping styles, the role of family and social networks, and brain-body mechanisms.
Positive psychology seeks to understand optimal human behavior. It emphasizes a scientific approach to knowing, guiding, healing, educating and helping people to flourish.
Prerequisites: Day-PSYC 101; CCPS-PSYC 120 or PSYC 222. Following a brief introduction to personality theories, the course focuses on the etiology, classification and treatment of behavior disorders.
Prerequisite: PSYC 120 or PSYC 222.
This course explores the ways in which traumatic events are experienced and the range of posttraumatic reactions. Areas of emphasis may include child abuse, rape, domestic violence, homicide, witnessed violence, and combat. Sociocultural and historical understandings of trauma and socially-sanctioned violence will also be discussed.
The Trauma and Resilience Certificate can enhance anyone’s skills, including individuals like: