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Engaging Patients in PTSD Treatment

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Continuing Education

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

Engaging Patients in PTSD Treatment

  • Date Created: 09/ 7/2016
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: APA, ASWB
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Engaging Patients in PTSD Treatment Author(s):

Matthew Yoder, PhD


Clinicians and patients may be initially resistant to PTSD psychotherapies, despite evidence that they are effective. This course reviews the evidence base and utilization data for PTSD psychotherapies available in Veterans Affairs and defines patient engagement.

The author discusses multiple levels of engagement and recommends strategies for increasing provider and patient engagement with evidence-based psychotherapies.

This course includes videos of the author demonstrating engagement techniques useful for VA and non-VA clinicians.

Goals and Objectives

  • Define patient engagement in PTSD psychotherapy
  • Discuss system-, provider-, and patient-level factors of engagement in PTSD treatment
  • Describe and demonstrate recommended PTSD treatment engagement strategies

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health