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Overcoming Barriers to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Engagement

 

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Overcoming Barriers to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Engagement

  • Date Created: 11/ 1/2008
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Overcoming Barriers to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Engagement Author(s):

Craig Rosen, PhD

Ronald Murphy, PhD

Description

The course, Overcoming Barriers to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Engagement, reviews strategies for improving PTSD patients' motivation to engage in treatment and to change long-standing maladaptive ways of coping with PTSD symptoms.

Topics reviewed include behaviors that PTSD patients are often ambivalent about changing, roadblocks to admitting need to change, overview of a PTSD motivation enhancement group, treatment-related beliefs (fears and expectancies), and therapeutic alliance factors.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Identify reasons why patients may be reluctant to change long-standing behaviors
  2. Outline key elements of the PTSD Motivation Enhancement Group
  3. Articulate common differences between clients' and therapists' perspectives and assumptions that may impede effective treatment
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