You will focus on self reflection about what you bring to the table and how it may impact on your trauma practice. Present aspects of your cultural background and cultural affiliations. I was born in Brooklyn but both my parents were born in Puerto Rico. We are a close-knit family. When my grandmother was alive she lived with us. Family issues were kept within our family and private. Reflect on how these affiliations may affect your perception and understanding of stress, crisis and trauma, your thinking about traumatized people and how you work with traumatized client systems. Use book: Berger, R. (2015). Stress, Trauma, and posttraumatic growth: Social context, environment, and identities. Routledge. Chapter 8: Cultural Aspects.

Culture and Trauma