DiaNova Institute Community Health and Sexual Trauma Recovery Program Description & Objectives:
The DiaNova Institute Community Health and Sexual Trauma Recovery Program offers classes that provide the student with the knowledge, skill and ability to understand the impact of sexual trauma, understand the DiaNova treatment programs available, and understand how these treatment programs can be introduced into a community.
The class descriptions, objectives, instructional methodologies and assessment tools are outlined in detail in the section entitled “DiaNova Institute Community Health and Sexual Trauma Recovery Program Class Offerings” that follows. This program is training for the occupation of a “Community Health Worker”, SOC Code: 21-1094.00.
Community Health and Sexual Trauma Recovery Program Class Offerings
(CLASS NUMBER ONE OF FOUR WITHIN OUR PROGRAM – This class is also available as a Stand-Alone Class – www.dianvoainstitute.com/online-classes)
CHSTR101 Assessment of Dysfunctions from Sexual Trauma & Sexual Assault and Treatment Principles Part 1
Instructor: Dr. Elaine Floyer, MA, PhD
Distance Learning & On-line Zoom Classes
Live on-site meeting location: San Francisco, dates listed in Catalog
To provide Community Health Workers a good understanding to the potential effects of sexual trauma, equip them with the knowledge of potential treatments and how they work, and gain an understanding of ways this can be introduced into the communities they represent.
Class Learning Objectives:
- Gain an understanding of how sexual trauma creates intimacy anxiety and possibly PTSD.
- Understand why Intimacy Anxiety Disorder (IAD) was introduced and what challenges of traditional talk therapy it addresses;
- Define Intimacy Anxiety Disorder (IAD) and the differential diagnosis with other sexual trauma disorders;
- Understand the rational for including IAD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders;
- Understand the three major components of IAD (cognitive distortion, physical intimacy anxiety and partner-social anxiety);
- Understand the impact on the life of sufferers, and have the ability to articulate the benefits of DiaNova IAD treatment;
- Understand and learn how to elicit the motivations for change from the client;
- Provide Community Health Workers a good understanding to the potential effects of sexual trauma, equip them with the knowledge of potential treatments and how they work, and gain an understanding of ways this can be introduced into the communities they represent.
- Understand the two anxiety components of IAD (fear & avoidance), and be able to administer the questionnaires to determine whether a person has IAD, and the level of severity;
- Understand how to identify and elicit any cognitive distortions from clients;
- Learn the different methodologies available in the treatment of the different components of Intimacy Anxiety Disorder;
- Understand why spiritual and experiential methods are required for anxiety treatment in general, and why in many cases of Intimacy Anxiety Disorder experiential therapy is required;
- Learn the steps of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Intimacy Anxiety Disorder by examining case studies and participating in the diagnosis and recommended treatment of these case studies.
- Discuss how DiaNova treatment can be introduced into the community the student is in or plans to work in.
Dates listed under “Important Dates” in our catalog
Introductory Zoom meeting:
Monday (Dates listed in catalog) 12:00PM-1:00PM (Mandatory)
Live (also recorded) Class Calls: Friday for 4 weeks 12:00PM- 1:00PMInstructional Method:
- Remote learning via digital resources
- Remote meeting in real-time by way of Zoom conference (1 hour-2 hours/week)
- On-site meeting on date listed
- Homework & worksheets
- Participation in Zoom meetings
- Homework & worksheets submissions
- Final exam due on date listed in Class Portal