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This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

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Continuing Education

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

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  • Date Created: 01/23/2017
  • Time to Complete: 4.5 hours
  • Credits: APA, ASWB, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Advanced
Author(s):

Brian P. Marx, PhD

Michelle Bovin, PhD

Patricia Watson, PhD

The CAPS-5 is considered the "gold standard" for PTSD assessment and diagnosis, and has been updated to correlate with DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. CAPS-5 revisions aimed to streamline administration and scoring, and a psychometric study has shown that the CAPS-5 is reliable and valid.

This course allows you to score along during a video of experts conducting assessments with the CAPS-5. Expert tips and feedback are provided throughout the course. Clinicians have the opportunity to learn advanced interview skills for using the CAPS-5 in complex and challenging clinical situations.

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  • Date Created: 03/ 1/2017
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, ACCME, ACPE
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Course Series: PTSD 101
Author(s):

Jennifer J. Vasterling, Ph.D.

Steven R. Thorp, PhD, ABPP

The association between PTSD, cognitive impairment, and behavioral problems among older adults is complex. This course reviews the epidemiology and significance of PTSD in regard to aging, highlighting factors that suggest a bidirectional relationship between PTSD and dementia.

The course includes recommended PTSD assessment practices for individuals with dementia and outlines treatment recommendations for those with co-occurring PTSD and dementia.

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  • Date Created: 03/ 2/2017
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: APA, ASWB
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101
Author(s):

Hal S. Wortzel, M.D.

Beeta Y. Homaifar, MD

The relationship between PTSD and suicidal behavior is complex. This course provides an overview of the scope of Veteran suicide, reviews literature on PTSD and suicide, and presents a conceptual model of suicide in the context of PTSD.

This course offers practical recommendations for suicide risk assessment and therapeutic risk management and presents treatment implications for PTSD among individuals with suicide risk.

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PTSD Military Culture
  • Date Created: 01/10/2017
  • Time to Complete: 1.5 hours
  • Credits: APA, ASWB, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Course Series: PTSD 101
Author(s):

Patricia Watson, PhD

A lack of cultural competence among providers can impact treatment seeking and compliance among Servicemembers and Veterans with PTSD. This course addresses such concerns by providing information about how the influence of military culture may impact provider world view, assessment, and treatment planning.

This course includes video to illustrate how developing core competencies related to military culture can improve rapport, compliance, and adherence to treatment among Servicemembers and Veterans with PTSD.

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The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care, individual referrals or benefits information.

PTSD Information Voice Mail:
(802) 296-6300
Contact Us: ncptsd@va.gov
Also see: VA Mental Health

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