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What do psychology students learn about social trauma in study programmes at trauma, trust, and memory network universities?

WithMaša Božović, Chrysanthi Papadopoulou, Margarita Papazova, Duška Šain, Jusuf Hafizović, Aleksandra Stojilković, Gloria Velinova, Jonas Diekhans, Siniša Lakić, Tomi Tzolov, Sonja Protić

The main goal of this research was to understand what type of education, about social trauma and about trauma in general, psychology students receive in universities that are part of the Trauma, Trust, and Memory (TTM) project: the universities of Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Belgrade, Nis, and Berlin, and two universities from Sofia. Nowadays, mental health professionals are asked to work with large groups of trauma survivors. This is a consequence of the current, rather unstable, global political situation, and includes dealing with terrorist attacks, wars, and refugee crises; the victims of such events require particular readiness from the mental health care system and its professionals. As far as trauma in general is concerned, the latter is present in almost all university curricula. Knowledge about trauma is more sufficiently represented in the literature.