Counseling 16: Crisis and Trauma Counseling

Instructor: Sahar Awad, M.D.

Course Description:
As a part of the FMP course, learning about how to deal with a crisis situation is imperative. Starting by dissecting crisis, reviewing the Biblical principles, how can you be helpful to a person who is grieving, a victim, or recovering from trauma. On site, will have 4 sessions, an hour and half each. These will be dedicated for an overview of the course, discussions, and practice. Distant learning will be as seen below.

Required Text:
The Complete Guide to Crisis & Trauma Counseling: What to Do and Say When it Matters Most! By H. Norman Wright

ISBN-13:   978-0764216343

Amazon link for the book :      https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Crisis-Trauma-Counseling/dp/0764216341/ref=sr_1_ 1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542680085&sr=8-1&keywords=crisis+and+trauma+norman+wright


Required Reading:     Before the meeting on site it is recommended to read introduction, chapter 1 and 2. Please try to memorize page 46.

Course Objective​​: To learn how to bring comfort to those who need it when they need it. When to talk and when to be silent. What is crisis. Ways to handle death, loss and suicide.

Assessments​​: Each week there will be an assignment. Either a written essay or to answer the MCQ about the topic from the text. Essay would reflect a personal experience in the context of the reading materials as assigned. The writing should be 500-700 words.

Grading System:

A    (4.0) > 95 Indicate excellent work of consistently high standard

A-  (3.75) 90-94 Indicate excellent work of consistently high standard

B+ (3.5) 85 – 89 Indicate good work above satisfactory level

B   (3.0) 80-84 Satisfactory performance

C+ (2.5) 75-79 Unsatisfactory performance

C   (2.0) 70-74 Unsatisfactory performance

D+ (1.5) 65-69 Unsatisfactory performance

D  (1.0) 60-64 Unsatisfactory performance

Weekly schedule for readings and assignments:

Dates                         Topic, reading          Assignments

2/3/2019 – 2/9/2019  Ch 7 & Ch 8

2/10 – 2/16                 Ch 9 & Ch 10

2/17 – 2/23                 Ch 4 & Ch 5

2/24 – 3/2                   Ch 6 & Ch 11

3/3 – 3/9                     Ch 12

3/10 – 3/16                Ch 13

3/17 – 3/23                Ch 14 & Ch 15

3/24 – 3/30                Ch 16 & Ch 17

3/31 – 4/6                  Ch 18

4/7-4/13                    Ch 19 & Ch

20 4/14-4/20            Work on finals