This course is focused on evidence-based practice models for healthcare practitioners. The goal of this course is to provide information on the overall enhancement and maintenance of psychosocial functioning of individuals, families, and small groups.This course presents current and contemporary material that is application oriented. The overall goal of the course is to help students develop beginning level knowledge and skills related to the special topic area. The course reinforces the person-in-situation perspective, which is essential to health services work practice. Evidence-based practioners acknowledge and respect diversity in all forms of practice. Diversity is expressed as differences among individuals, groups, and poulations (age, class, culture, disability, gender, political ideology, race, religion, sexual orientation). An emphasis on junior year pre-prcticum placements in various trauma-focused organizations around the surrounding Boston area.
Prerequisite: HD Majors an