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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: 01/23/2017
  • Time to Complete: 4.5 hours
  • Credits: APA, ASWB, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Advanced
Author(s):

Patricia Watson, PhD

Brian P. Marx, PhD

Michelle Bovin, PhD

Alexandra Macdonald, PhD

The CAPS-5 is considered the "gold standard" for PTSD assessment and diagnosis, and has been updated to correlate with DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. CAPS-5 revisions aimed to streamline administration and scoring, and a psychometric study has shown that the CAPS-5 is reliable and valid.

This course allows you to score along during a video of experts conducting assessments with the CAPS-5. Expert tips and feedback are provided throughout the course. Clinicians have the opportunity to learn advanced interview skills for using the CAPS-5 in complex and challenging clinical situations.

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Military Culture and PTSD
  • Date Created: 01/10/2017
  • Time to Complete: 1.5 hours
  • Credits: APA, ASWB, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Course Series: PTSD 101
Author(s):

Patricia Watson, PhD

A lack of cultural competence among providers can impact treatment seeking and compliance among Servicemembers and Veterans with PTSD. This course addresses such concerns by providing information about how the influence of military culture may impact provider world view, assessment, and treatment planning.

This course includes video to illustrate how developing core competencies related to military culture can improve rapport, compliance, and adherence to treatment among Servicemembers and Veterans with PTSD.

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  • Date Created: 09/07/2016
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: APA, ASWB
  • Course Series: PTSD 101
Author(s):

Matthew Yoder, PhD

Clinicians and patients may be initially resistant to PTSD psychotherapies. This course reviews the evidence base and utilization data for PTSD psychotherapies available in Veterans Affairs and defines patient engagement.

The author discusses multiple levels of engagement and demonstrates strategies to increase provider and patient engagement.

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  • Date Created: 09/02/2016
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: APA, ASWB
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101
Author(s):

Dawne Vogt, PhD

No one factor explains why some Veterans experience mental health problems following deployment and others do not. This course applies a psychosocial risk and resilience framework adapted from the Deploment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2 (DRRI-2) to describe deployment-related factors with documented implications for the postdeployment mental health of OEF/OIF/OND Veterans.

Recent study findings are described and gender differences are discussed.

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The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care, individual referrals or benefits information.

PTSD Information Voice Mail:
(802) 296-6300
Contact Us: ncptsd@va.gov
Also see: VA Mental Health

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