PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Continuing Ed - Featured Offerings
This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.
- Date Created: 08/ 1/2014
- Time to Complete: 1 hour
- Credits: APA, ASWB
- Skill Level: Advanced
- Course Series: PTSD 101
Guilt is common following trauma and is sometimes challenging to treat. This course explains the relationship between trauma and guilt and reviews how to assess traumatic guilt. The authors describe treatment considerations for guilt in prolonged exposure (PE) therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Video clips of patients and family members describing their experiences with PTSD are included. Viewers are assumed to have familiarity with PE and CPT.View Course Details »
- Date Created: 05/21/2015
- Time to Complete: 5 1-hour modules
- Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, CA BBS, ACCME, ACPE, NBCC
- Skill Level: Intermediate
One of the most common complaints among those with PTSD is sleep disturbance. Sleep problems may lead to exacerbation of PTSD and other comorbid symptoms. This course provides information on PTSD and sleep problems, the advantages and disadvantages of pharmacological and cognitive behavioral interventions, and different ways these interventions can be implemented.
This course includes videos that demonstrate assessment of sleep-related problems and the tools included in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.View Course Details »
PTSD is distinguished from other psychiatric disorders in that there is a known etiological component: an event that involves life threat, serious injury, or death. This course provides a detailed description of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, risk factors, and evidence-based treatments for PTSD.
The course includes videos of Veterans with PTSD describing their symptoms and clinicans explaining Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).View Course Details »
Older adults with PTSD face unique challenges in regard to comorbid problems, polypharmacy, and cognitive decline. This course provides general information about PTSD and best psychopharmacology treatment practices in this group.
This course reviews prevalence and incidence of PTSD in older adults and describes the role of aging and cognitive impairment in PTSD. Based upon data primarily from Veteran samples, recommendations and cautions for psychopharmacology in older adults with PTSD are presented.View Course Details »