Courses Catalogue

Trauma And Crisis Counseling

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Guidance and Counselling, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course is designed to provide counseling students with knowledge and skills related to trauma and crisis intervention. This course encourages students to address self-care issues to safeguard against crises, trauma and stress and to prevent professional burnout. Students will be exposed to the impact of crisis on people’s wellbeing, counseling strategies and support systems for individuals who have been through a crisis. Students will also learn to access community resources and refer individuals and families in crisis to additional services when necessary. Students will further learn to work with diverse populations and use legal and ethical professional guidelines while working with those in crisis. 


The course aims at imparting general knowledge crisis, crisis counseling, trauma crisis management.


By the end of the course, students should be able to:-

  • Describe and define helping relationships in crisis situations within the context of healthcare, education, and counseling.
  • Practice the use of counseling skills in interview situations in crises
  • Respond effectively to the needs and concerns of others in the community and workplace in crisis situations.
  • Analyze ways to build stronger relationships within the community and the workplace following crises.
  • Recognize and evaluate their own reactions and functioning in a crisis situation.
  • Describe the concept of crisis and the rationale behind crisis counseling.
  • Explain the types of crisis.
  • Describe the characteristics of individuals who have undergone crisis.
  • Establish the impact of crises on people’s wellbeing.
  • Describe the counseling strategies and support systems for individuals who have been through crises.


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