CS400 Frameworks and Interventions for Trauma-Informed Care

Psychologist Session

Course Description

Fall Session 2 2021

October 18th - November 26th

Lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5pm

Fall Session 2 2022

October 17th - November 25th

Lectures Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5pm



In-Person at St. James Research Centre (SJRC) in Falkirk, Scotland

Online Distance Learning


Applications for this course in Fall Session 2 2021 are still being accepted. The deadline to apply for this course in Fall Session 2 2022 is September 17th, 2022.

This course will provide a deep-dive into the implementation of trauma-informed interventions and frameworks in rehabilitation programmes for survivors of child sexual exploitation, abuse, and human trafficking. It will explore current frameworks and theoretical foundations for trauma-informed care, trauma-informed interventions, and evidence-based therapeutic approaches. This course is suited for students with any level of knowledge on human trafficking, and is specifically targeted towards social workers, foster care agencies, health care professionals, Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTP), and anti-human trafficking researchers and professionals.​

  1. Rehabilitative Care for Survivors of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)

  2. What is Trauma?

  3. Building a Trauma-Informed Organisation

  4. Frameworks for Trauma-Informed Care

  5. Theory of Aspirational Self-Alterity

  6. Screening, Assessment, and Motivational Interviewing

  7. Treatment Planning

  8. Crisis Intervention

  9. Evidence-Based Therapeutic Approaches

  10. Art, Play, and Positive Thinking: Non-Verbal Therapeutic Approaches

  11. Identifying and Responding to Secondary Trauma

  12. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)