ABOUT THIS COURSE:
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is becoming more commonly diagnosed, partially as a result of the numbers of military personnel returning from extended tours of war, and partially as a result of greater understanding and identification of delayed reactions people have to traumatic experiences. Unfortunately, PTSD continues to be largely misunderstood and ineffectively treated. This course, which is founded in the newest research in the field of trauma, will give you the tools you need to accurately diagnose and effectively treat PTSD in adults. In this course, you will learn what types of events can cause PTSD, the most common symptoms of PTSD, as well as the specific criteria required for a PTSD diagnosis. Youll learn about various techniques for accurately identifying a person who is experiencing PTSD, including the use of clinical assessments and interviews. You will then be guided through the treatment modalities (including psychopharmacological interventions) currently being applied by trauma experts in the clinical field so that you can avoid the pitfalls in caring for individuals who have experienced trauma. Finally, you will learn about risk factors, symptom manifestation, and evidence-based treatment modalities for adults who are faced with posttraumatic stress. Using a blend of experiential lessons, research-based information, and detailed case studies, this course will help prepare you to assess and effectively treat individuals who have been traumatized by a wide range of events. This training is appropriate for mental health professionals with basic to intermediate levels of experience in treating individuals who have experienced single or multiple traumatic events.