Reflection # 7

Often, after a class is done for the week, we drop it and move on. The goal of reflection assignments is to encourage you to reflect on what we did in class that week, after the class to consolidate your learning. There will be specific prompts for you to answer; sometimes this is a reflective assignment, and other times it is more of an application assignment (e.g., given a case example and having to apply something from class). The hope is that this will help you to use what you have learned to ensure concepts “stick” or to think critically about your response to what was learned.


Respond to the following prompt and upload your Word document. It should be 1-2 pages and will be due
11:59 p.m. Friday.

Module 6 Reflection

Please watch the brief (3 minute) news clip

Facing Down the Fears of the I-35W Bridge CollapseLinks to an external site.
mentioned during Dr. Hertig's TF-CBT presentation (if interested [
not required], there is also this

brief articleLinks to an external site.
on the same story). After watching the clip and reflecting on course materials for this week, please answer the following questions:

1. What are some factors that may have maintained Saiku's PTSD symptoms?

2. How do you think this trauma (and subsequent symptoms) impacted this child's beliefs about himself, other people, or the world in general?

3. Based on the clip, what are some of the TF-CBT strategies Saiku's therapist, Dr. Hong, used to support his recovery? See slide 55 of Dr.Hertig's lecture materials if you need a reminder of TF-CBT treatment components.

4. How did Dr. Hong make the client comfortable in the process of facing his fears?

Grading Criteria

I'm really not looking to take off points for the reflection assignments. I don't have specific rubrics for them, but if you do not seem to be engaging with the prompt or answering the questions, I may take off points. Each reflection assignment is worth
5 points.