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This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

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  • Date Created: 03/13/2014
  • Time to Complete: 9 1-hour trainings
  • Credits: APA, ACCME, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Course Series: From the War Zone to the Home Front

Matthew J. Friedman, MD PhD

Naomi Simon, MD MSc

This is the third series in the collaboration between the Home Base Program and the National Center for PTSD. The 2014 program includes nine hour-long lectures, three of which are clinical case presentations. Each week a nationally recognized expert addresses a topic relevant to caring for Veterans and their families of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Topics include: mental health mobile apps and online tools, student Veterans' health, co-occurring TBI or substance abuse, complementary and alternative treatments for PTSD, female Veterans, and family care. Each lecture can be viewed independently.

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Skill Training in Affect and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR)
  • Date Created: 08/30/2013
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Course Series: Clinical Skills Training

Marylene Cloitre, PhD

Learn how to provide STAIR to your patients. STAIR is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for individuals with PTSD, including chronic and complicated forms as well as for those with PTSD and co-occurring disorders. STAIR includes skill building in emotion management and interpersonal functioning.

This online STAIR training consists of 8 modules covering several core treatment components. STAIR can be provided as a standalone therapy or as a complement to trauma-focused therapies.

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  • Date Created: 04/12/2012
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101, Clinical Practice Guideline

Bruce Capehart, MD, MBA

Jason DeViva, PhD

Sleep problems are very common with PTSD. This course describes co-occurring conditions and primary sleep disorders that affect sleep in Veterans with PTSD.

After reviewing the 2010 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline recommendations for medical management of insomnia with PTSD, the evidence base for three pharmacotherapies and three psychotherapies to manage sleep problems related to PTSD are described. A general approach for evaluating causes of insomnia with PTSD is presented, outlining relevant treatment recommendations within the assessment process.

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