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November 18
Suicide and PTSD: Navigating Risk and Tailoring Evidence-Based Treatment
Ryan Holliday, PhD


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Ryan Holliday, PhD

About the Monthly Lecture Series

On the third Wednesday of each month, the PTSD Consultation Program hosts a webinar on a topic relevant to treating PTSD. We select topics based on questions providers are bringing to the PTSD Consultation Program and invite an expert in that area to present the lecture. The target audience includes mental health professionals or other health professionals interested in topics related to treating Veterans with PTSD.

Those who pre-register and participate in the live lectures can earn one hour of free continuing education credit. CE/CMEs available: ACCME, ACCME-NP, APA, ANCC, NBCC, ASWB.

Upcoming Lectures

PLEASE NOTE: This list of topics is subject to change. We will continue to re-evaluate on a regular basis so that we can bring you relevant lectures in a timely way. Please subscribe (above) to our mailing list to receive the registration links when the following topics are scheduled. Lectures are always on the third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. ET.

December 16
The Nuts & Bolts of Providing PTSD Treatment over a Telehealth Modality: Clinical Considerations
Leslie Morland, PsyD

January 20
To be determined

February 17
PTSD and Racial Trauma
Monnica Williams, PhD


Previous Lectures

Continuing education credit is only available for participating in live lectures. A number of prior PTSD Consultation Program lectures have become PTSD 101 online courses. Free CEUs are available for viewing these courses. See our Continuing Education section.

VA staff can view additional archived lectures from 2015 - 2013 at:

Culturally Responsive PTSD Care 101: The Role of Case Formulation
Gayle Iwamasa, PhD
October 21, 2020: Slides (PDF)

Racism-related Stress and Trauma: Definitions and Interventions
Juliette McClendon, PhD
September 16, 2020: Recording (MP4)

Clinical Considerations and Guidance for the Treatment of Trauma, PTSD, and Co-occurring Minority Stress among LGBTQ Individuals
Nicholas Livingston, PhD
August 19, 2020: Slides (PDF) Recording (MP4)

Massed Treatment for Veterans with PTSD
Cynthia Yamokoski, PhD
July 15, 2020: Slides (PDF) Recording (MP4)

Clinical Considerations for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in the COVID-19 Era
Katherine Iverson, PhD and Julia Caplan, LCSW-C
June 17, 2020: Slides (PDF) Recording (MP4)

Morally Distressing Events in Healthcare Workers During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
Sonya Norman, PhD
May 20, 2020: Slides (PDF) Recording (MP4)

How Mental Health Providers Can Care for Themselves and Support Colleagues During the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
Patricia Watson, PhD
April 15, 2020: Slides (PDF) Recording (MP4)

Treating PTSD During the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
A panel of expert clinicians from the PTSD Consultation Program provide suggestions and resources. Sonya Norman, PhD et al.
March 18, 2020: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and SUDs Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE)
Sudie Back, PhD
February 19, 2020: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Dissociation, Somatization, and Other Challenging Presentations of PTSD
Abigail Angkaw, PhD
January 15, 2020: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Treating Comorbid PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder
Melanie Harned, PhD, ABPP
December 18, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Addressing Sleep: A Strategy for Symptom Reduction & Suicide Prevention?
Wilfred Pigeon, PhD
November 20, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Unconventional Interventions for PTSD: State of the Evidence
Paul Holtzheimer, MD
October 16, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Treating Co-morbid PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury When Cognitive Impairment is a Concern
Amy Jak, PhD
September 18, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Focal Brain Stimulation for PTSD
Paul Holtzheimer, MD
August 21, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Genetics Research on PTSD: New Findings from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium
Karestan Koenen, PhD
July 17, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Cognitive Processing Therapy with Diverse and International Populations
Candice Monson, PhD
June 19, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Moral Injury
Sonya Norman, PhD
May 15, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

PTSD Diagnostic Challenges
Matthew Friedman, MD, PhD
April 17, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Treatment Engagement and Retention in Patients with PTSD
Shannon Kehle-Forbes, PhD
March 20, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Spirituality and PTSD
J. Irene Harris, PhD
February 20, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Lethal Means Safety: How PTSD Clinicians Can Have the Conversation
Bridget Matarazzo, PsyD
January 16, 2019: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Using Mobile Phone Apps in PTSD Treatment
Pearl McGee-Vincent, PsyD
December 19, 2018: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Dementia Risk in Veterans with PTSD and a History of Blast-Related TBI
David Cifu, MD
October 17, 2018: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

PTSD and Women's Mental Health
Suzanne Pineles, PhD
September 19, 2018: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

The Continuum of Care for PTSD Treatment
Kelly Phipps Maieritsch, PhD
August 15, 2018: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Balancing Clinical Flexibility while Preserving Efficacy in Delivering EBPs for PTSD
Tara Galovski, PhD
July 18, 2018: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

What the Latest Research Tells Us about Treating PTSD Nightmares
Philip Gehrman, PhD
June 20, 2018: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Brief Prolonged Exposure for PTSD
Sheila Rauch, PhD
May 16, 2018: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Assessing and Managing Violence Risk in Veterans with PTSD
Eric Elbogen, PhD
April 18, 2018: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Responding to the Yountville Shooting: Taking Care of Your Patients and Yourself after Tragedy
Sonya Norman, PhD and Patricia Watson, PhD
March 21, 2018: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

PTSD Treatment Via Telehealth
Leslie, Morland, PsyD
February 21, 2018: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD
Denise Sloan, PhD and Brian Marx, PhD
January 17, 2018: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Present Centered Therapy for PTSD
Paula Schnurr, PhD & Tracie Shea, PhD
December 20, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

The 2017 Revised Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD: Why it matters for Primary Care Providers and What Resources are Available
Andrew Pomerantz, MD and Nancy Bernardy, PhD
November 15, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

The 2017 Revised Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD: Recommendations for Medications
Matthew Friedman, MD, PhD
October 18, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

The 2017 Revised Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD: Recommendations for Psychotherapy
Jessica Hamblen, PhD
September 20, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

PTSD and Substance Use Disorders
Sonya Norman, PhD and Karen Drexler, MD
August 16, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Assessment and Treatment of PTSD in Individuals with Co-occurring Psychotic Disorders
Stephanie A. Sacks, PhD
July 19, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Measurement-Based Care for PTSD
John Fortney, PhD and Erin Romero, PhD
June 21, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Treating PTSD and Suicide Risk: Separating Myth from Fact
Craig Bryan, PsyD
May 17, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Safely Tapering Benzodiazepines in Older Adults with PTSD
Ilse Wiechers, MD, MPP
April 19, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Early Intervention Following Disasters: Principles of Psychological and Stress First Aid
Patricia Watson, PhD
March 15, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Older Adult Trauma Survivors and PTSD
Joan Cook, PhD
February 15, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Treating Pain in Patients with PTSD
Jennifer Murphy, PhD
January 18, 2017: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Treating Tobacco Use in Patients with PTSD
Andrew Saxon, MD
December 21, 2016: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Cannabis and PTSD
Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD
November 16, 2016: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Treating Anger and Aggression in Populations with PTSD
Leslie Morland, PsyD
October 19, 2016: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

PTSD: From Neurobiology to Treatment
John Krystal, MD
September 21, 2016: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Shared Decision-Making for PTSD
Juliette Harik, PhD
August 17, 2016: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Evidence-Based Couple Therapy for PTSD
Candice Monson, PhD
July 20, 2016: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

Effective Pharmacotherapy for PTSD
Matthew Jeffreys, MD
June 15, 2016: Slides (PDF) (no audio)

Chain Analysis: An Assessment Strategy for Targeting Trauma-Related Therapy
Sara Landes, PhD
May 18, 2016: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

PTSD and Reintegration Stress
David Riggs, PhD
April 20, 2016: (Slides and audio coming soon).

Treatment of Comorbid TBI and PTSD: What Have We Learned From Recent Studies?
Rodney D. Vanderploeg, PhD, ABPP-CN
March 16, 2016: Slides (PDF) Audio (MP4)

PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma
Melissa Ming Foynes, PhD
February 17, 2016: Slides (PDF) (no audio)

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