Conceptualizations of Trauma in Homeless Populations (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologist, LMFTs and Counselors
Course By: Tracey Thomas, PsyD
Content By: Gilmoor, A., Vallath, S., Regeer, B., & Bunders, J. (2020). “If somebody could just understand what I am going through, it would make all the difference”: Conceptualizations of trauma in homeless populations experiencing severe mental illness. Transcultural Psychiatry, 57(3), 455-467. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363461520909613
Course Description: Homeless people with severe mental illness (SMI) are susceptible to trauma exposures and other mental health consequences for various reasons. The researchers' purpose was to provide culturally sensitive interventions for identifying and treating trauma among India's SMI homeless population. The researchers conducted exercises and in-depth interviews with 26 survivors and found a discrepancy in how trauma was classified and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The study benefits skilled professionals working with the SMI homeless population to be aware of the misdiagnosis of trauma.
- Identify one focus of the study and explain the methods related to conceptualizations of trauma with the severe mentally ill homeless population.
- Identify and explain two key findings presented by the researchers.
- Identify two limitations of the presented study and consider those limitations in the context of future research in this area.
- Read and understand the article, “If somebody could just understand what I am going through, it would make all the difference”: Conceptualizations of trauma in homeless populations experiencing severe mental illness
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Work through the post-test questions; the answers to the questions should be derived from the respective article
- Review the article for further clarification, if needed
- Return to the article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the conceptualizations of trauma in the homeless populations
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