This subject considers the common stresses that pervade everyday life. It offers a detailed understanding of the stress concept and practical techniques and suggestions for managing stress. This subject also deals with trauma and the psychological and social consequences that typically follow such catastrophes. Intervention and treatment strategies that can be offered at various stages after trauma are addressed. Systemic and direct care issues are covered. The impact of trauma on emergency and service personnel and on psychosocial helpers is covered. Students should note that this subject does not contribute to an Australian Psychological Society accredited major in psychology.
School of Psychology
( PSY111 or PSY102 ) and PSY214
* Stress and its effects * Managing stress * Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder * Understanding technological disaster and terrorism * Treating post-traumatic stress * Crisis intervention * Psychological well-being of disaster workers
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.