This course is designed to provide an understanding of stress, burnout and vicarious traumatization found in the field of forensic practice.
Secondary trauma is becoming increasingly recognized as a potentially negative side effect of working in helping professions. In this course, students will review the physiological and psychosocial effects that stress may cause and the methods of burnout prevention. Literature regarding the effects of work related burnout and traumatization will also be reviewed. In addition, evidence-based methods of prevention/inoculation and management will be examined in conjunction with ways in which to identify the early warning symptoms of these difficulties. Emphasis will be placed upon learning strategies that promote optimal functioning and promote mental, physical and spiritual health for forensic practice professionals.
Note: Students must have been admitted to the program to take this course. Admission to the program requires a diploma and/or a degree from an accredited university or CAAT.