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Aging and PTSD



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Aging and PTSD

  • Date Created: 06/16/2011
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, CA BBS
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Aging and PTSD Author(s):

Joan Cook, PhD


This course provides a review of the literature that describes the prevalence and course of PTSD in older adults and the impact of aging on PTSD.

The author also describes best practices for assessment and treatment of PTSD in aging adults.

Goals and Objectives

  • Review the prevalence and longitudinal course of PTSD in older adults
  • Describe the potential impact of aging on PTSD
  • Provide information on the assessment and treatment of PTSD in older adults
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