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PTSD Overview



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.

PTSD Overview

  • Date Created: 02/14/2014
  • Time to Complete: 45 minutes
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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PTSD Overview Author(s):

Jessica Hamblen, PhD


The course PTSD Overview answers essential questions about PTSD. The author outlines the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, explains who is most at risk for developing PTSD, and describes the most effective treatments.

This interactive course includes video clips of Veterans describing their PTSD symptoms and clinicians explaining Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

Goals and Objectives

  • Describe the diagnostic criteria for PTSD
  • Describe risk factors for PTSD
  • Describe effective treatments for PTSD
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