CL 612: Perspectives on Trauma and Neuropsychology

This course provides clinicians with a basic understanding of neuropsychology and how it affects the way in which clinicians view developmental processes, psychological disorders, and the treatment process. In addition, this course explores the impact of trauma on the neurological, emotional, physiological and relational life of a person. Trauma will be examined through the historical and contemporary lenses of neuropsychology, empirically based developmental literature and psychodynamic theory. In addition, the course will focus on the effects of trauma on the regulatory system and the transference and countertransference dynamics as they occur in the treatment process. The course builds on the student’s studies on development and clinical conceptualization. We will use student cases to demonstrate the ideas introduced in this course. Prerequisites: CF 611, CF 612, CF 621, CF 622