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Josef I. Ruzek, PhD



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Continuing Education

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

Josef I. Ruzek, PhD

National Center for PTSD


Joe Ruzek received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is a psychologist with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, where he is the Director of the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

He is involved in treatment of veterans with chronic combat-related PTSD, and is responsible for education of those treating PTSD in the nationwide VA Health Care System.

He is an editor of the text Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Trauma, a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, an author of the VA-Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Traumatic Stress, and an author of a manual on Psychological First Aid following exposure to disaster/terrorist attack.

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