Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Vulnerable Populations

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This course integrates the theoretical perspectives of cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma theory through examination of specific factors to consider when providing cognitive behavioral therapy to vulnerable clients. Emphasis will be placed on: 1) groups impacted by intergenerational abuse and neglect, 2) cultural influences, 3) community violence, and 4) implications of military/war/PTSD, complex trauma, and other micro and macro. Veterans, LBGTQIA, elderly, and specific minorities sub-groups are examined throughout this course. The impact of culture, religion, gender, and family influences on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors will be an essential focus.