(EDCO 291)Thursday and Friday July 18
(9:00-4:30)Summer Semester 2013Location: Please see UVM websiteInstructor: David Melnick, LICSW802-363-1357Syllabus:
Course Description and Objectives:
Developmental Trauma: New Perspectives on Identification and Treatment. This course willexplore the 5 domains of impact of developmental trauma, and the therapeutic, caregiving andeducational strategies to address them. The five domains: Attachment, Neuro-development,Disturbance of Arousal, Cognition and Relational will be examined in detail. We will also reviewvarious models for assessment and treatment.Course Objectives:
Students will have a working knowledge of key areas of impact from developmentaltrauma.
Student will learn how to begin developing comprehensive treatment plans toaddress a variety of symptoms.
Students will understand the best practice assessment and treatment models towork with youth and families.
You will be required to purchase
of either of the following books (please note that studentsare required to read selected materials prior to first class
below):Hughes, D. (1997).
Facilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children
. Rowman & LittlefieldPub.Perry, B.D., & Szalavitz, M. (2007).
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook - What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us about Loss, Love and Healing
. Basic Books.