Trauma and Disaster
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PhD-Psy in Trauma and Disaster Relief
Exposure to trauma and disaster can lead to emotional and behavioral issues for victims, survivors, relief workers, and bystanders. The Trauma and Disaster Relief specialization prepares you to understand the needs of individuals who have witnessed natural disasters, accidents, abuse, physical injury, bullying, etc., and who are grappling with how to cope or to integrate memories or feelings related to that experience.
Note on Licensure: The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology program is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.
Why Earn Your PhD in Trauma and Disaster Relief with National University?
NU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.
100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.
One to One Engagement
You won’t have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NU, you’ll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.
- Design clear and effective communication for fellow professionals and the public
- Critique diversity issues in professional contexts
- Evaluate ethical principles of psychology in academic and professional issues
- Select psychological principles and research for application to personal, social, and organizational issues
- Evaluate research methods and data analysis in psychology
- Appraise theories and principles in psychology to inform professional contexts
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