About This Course
This course will provide information on sexual trauma, including theoretical understandings of sexual trauma, historical and cultural considerations in understanding sexual trauma, psychological, sociological, and cultural effects of sexual trauma, and considerations in treating sexual trauma. This course will also cover emerging issues as they pertain to sexual trauma. This course will utilize readings, discussion forums, and an applied final project to foster students’ theoretical, empirical, and sociocultural understanding of sexual trauma.
Kat Arenella, PhD, did her graduate training in clinical psychology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, where her research focused on women's health and aging. Prior to the Program in Human Sexuality, she worked as a Psychology of Women intern at the Charlie Norwood VA and Medical College of Georgia. She worked with military sexual trauma and was part of the comprehensive DBT team. Dr. Arenella's research and clinical interests are focused on sexual satisfaction and aging, especially in the context of relationships.