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Continuing Education

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

Integrating National Center for PTSD Mobile Apps into Veteran Mental Health Care

  • Date Created: 05/14/2020
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, ACCME, NBCC, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Course Series: Clinical Skills Training

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Integrating National Center for PTSD Mobile Apps into Veteran Mental Health Care

Description

The Center developed this training to demonstrate clinical integration of mobile apps into mental health care. Videos illustrate how to assess Veterans' access to and interest in using mobile apps as a part of care. The course exemplifies how to introduce mental health apps, discuss security and privacy, obtain informed consent, assign and review homework, and supplement care with suicide safety planning and family member engagement. Best practices based upon clinical setting and provider discipline as well as Veterans' presenting concerns and preferences are discussed.

Goals and Objectives

  • Discuss access to, and interest in, using mobile apps as an integrated part of mental health treatment for PTSD and related concerns.
  • Describe apps to Veterans, incorporating discussion of security and privacy issues.
  • Discuss how to obtain informed consent and document in the medical record.
  • Discuss how to assign and review homework.
  • Discuss how to collaborate with family members to support Veterans' treatment goals.

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