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Chain Analysis and Case Formulation: A PTSD Assessment Tool

 

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Chain Analysis and Case Formulation: A PTSD Assessment Tool

  • Date Created: 04/19/2017
  • Time to Complete: 4 hours
  • Credits: APA, ASWB, ACCME, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: Clinical Skills Training

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Chain Analysis and Case Formulation: A PTSD Assessment Tool Author(s):

Sara Landes, PhD

Josef I. Ruzek, PhD

Patricia Watson, PhD

Description

Learn the skill of chain analysis as an assessment tool to create a case formulation for clients with PTSD.

Chain analysis helps providers better understand triggers to problem behavior, explore the consequences of problem behaviors, and figure out causes and interventions. Determining if a traumatic event is a contributing factor can provide information about implementation of treatment interventions.

Goals and Objectives

  • Describe behavioral chain analysis as it relates to clients with PTSD
  • Determine working hypotheses about processes that are maintaining your client's problems
  • Explore the consequences of a problem behavior, and how those consequences might affect the future occurrence of the problem
  • Decide what is causing the problem, and what you can do about it in treatmetn with your client
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