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Learn about effective treatments for PTSD including various ways trauma therapy can be delivered. Take a course on improving the effective use of therapy or medication, or sign up to receive regular clinical updates.
Overview of Psychotherapy for PTSD
Reviews clinical practice guidelines for PTSD treatment. Includes discussion of research underlying unanimous support of cognitive behavioral therapies.
Treatments for PTSD (PDF)
This issue of the PTSD Research Quarterly from 2008 describes the evidence for PTSD psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.
VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD The 2010 VA/DoD Guideline describes critical decision points in the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Reaction. Recommendations for practitioners and useful tools for providers and patients are included, such as a PTSD Pocket Guide, PTSD Provider Tool, Guide for Clinic Leaders, and booklets for patients regarding PTSD and family issues.
Cognitive Processing Therapy
This PTSD 101 online course provides an overview of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the use of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to treat patients with PTSD, including a review of empirical evidence and a demonstration of clinical application.
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
This PTSD 101 online course provides an overview of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the use of Prolonged Exposure (PE) to treat patients with PTSD, including a review of empirical evidence and a demonstration of clinical application.
This PTSD 101 online course discusses the human stress system, neurotransmitters, and PTSD. Reviews controlled medication trials, combined treatments, and managing comorbid conditions.
Psychopharmacology of PTSD
A video for mental health care providers explaining how medications target symptoms of PTSD. Reviews mechanisms and efficacy of various pharmacological treatments.
Enhancing PTSD Treatment and Delivery
Discusses new treatment, accessibility, and delivery strategies for PTSD care, including the use of technology, combined therapies, or other techniques.
Using AboutFace: Real PTSD Stories
An online video gallery dedicated to Veterans talking about living with PTSD and how PTSD treatment turned their lives around. AboutFace can be used as a teaching tool and resource to share with other providers, students, or clients.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
This PTSD 101 online course describes the theories underlying ACT, illustrates the clinical application of ACT for PTSD, and reviews the limited empirical support for ACT applied to PTSD patients.
Group Treatment for PTSD
This PTSD 101 online course reviews the VA/DoD 2010 Clinical Practice Guideline recommendations regarding group therapy for PTSD. Includes critical evaluation of research support for group therapy.
Couples and PTSD
This PTSD 101 online course describes research on PTSD and intimate relationship problems. Discusses rationale and methods for including partners and loved ones in assessment and treatment.
PTSD Coach Online: Self-Help and Coping for Clients
PTSD Coach Online is a web-based self-help resource offering 17 tools to address stress-related symptoms and enhance problem-solving skills. It can be shared with your clients to supplement treatment or reinforce skill development post-treatment.
PTSD and Telemental Health
Describes how clinicians use various technologies to deliver mental health care while eliminating travel. Discusses clinical considerations and pros and cons of telemedicine for patients with PTSD.