Summer 2024 Adjunct Faculty FPSY 679 Healing the Healers

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7236683 (Ref.No. 5179976)
Posted: April 16, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Apr 09, 2024

Description:Per course adjunct faculty in the Counseling Department for the Forensic Psychology program's course, FPSY 679-01.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Days Offered: Tues/ Thurs 7:15-10pm 7/8/24-8/16/2024 Course Description

Healing the Healers: Vicarious Trauma and Trauma Informed Care- building on core competencies related to community based mental health and addiction services with trauma survivors and to integrate and operationalize an understanding about trauma, and its sequelae into core program services. The basic philosophy and practice of trauma informed care is examined across several, specific service components: assessment and screening, residential services, substance use and case management services as well as contraindicated approaches for working with survivors of acute, developmental, community, discrimination based, gender and race-based traumas. Students will learn to identify and effectively manage compassion fatigue and professional quality of life issues guided by evidence-based practice. Students will learn to maintain an essential trauma informed stance of curiosity, hopefulness, non-intrusion and non-coercion based care, re- framing clinical practice itself to become trauma informed.
As providers and caregivers in the mental health field who care for children, families, and individuals, the work can take an emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual toll on our professional functioning and quality of life. Taking care of yourself is critically one of the important aspects of being a healer and service provider. Through the use of this course will provide students with an overview on building provider resilience, implement trauma-informed individual and organizational strategies to integrate self-care, promote awareness of vicarious trauma and management of compassion fatigue, acknowledgement and adaptation of cultural and spiritual practices of traditional healers.

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge of trauma and its impacts to individuals, families and children. Familiarity and expertise with CBT in therapeutic settings, administered to families, and to individuals, and an awareness of family structure and its impact and influence in response to trauma. LMFT, LFCC, Ph.D., Ed.D, Psy.D

A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, multicultural/international competence, social justice, clinical expertise, and familiarity with counseling theory and practice.

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