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Functional Impairment 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.

Functional Impairment and PTSD

  • Date Created: 06/12/2012
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Functional Impairment and PTSD Author(s):

Brian P. Marx, PhD


This course refers to information published in the 2010 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD. Although a new course based upon the 2017 revision of the Guideline will be created in the future, this course remains on our website because it continues to provide relevant and useful facts about PTSD treatment.

In this PTSD 101 course, the presenter aims to help providers understand the interaction between PTSD and functional impairment and make informed decisions when choosing assessment measures.

The course also reviews the 2010 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline recommendations for assessing functional impairment in people with PTSD.

Goals and Objectives

  • Understand how PTSD impacts quality of life
  • Identify the VA/DoD 2010 Clinical Practice Guideline recommendations for assessing PTSD-related functional impairment
  • Examine measures that assess psychosocial functioning among those with PTSD
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