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Recommendations for Acute Stress Management and Prevention of PTSD

 

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Recommendations for Acute Stress Management and Prevention of PTSD

  • Date Created: 05/27/2011
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, CA BBS
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101, Clinical Practice Guideline

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Recommendations for Acute Stress Management and Prevention of PTSD Author(s):

Patricia Watson, PhD

Description

VA/DoD PTSD Clinical Practice Guideline Series (2010)

The course, Recommendations for Acute Stress Management and Prevention of PTSD, provides an overview of the Clinical Practice Guideline for acute stress management and prevention of PTSD. The author reviews the literature supporting interventions for acute stress and describes two specific protocols: Psychological First Aid and Stress First Aid.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Summarize the recommendations in the VA DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD (2010) for management of acute stress and prevention of PTSD
  2. Describe the evidence-informed principles underlying the intervention strategies of Psychological First Aid and Stress First Aid
  3. Describe the basic objectives and intervention strategies of Psychological First Aid and Stress First Aid

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