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Continuing Education

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

PTSD Overview and Treatment

  • Date Created: 10/ 5/2020
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, ACCME, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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PTSD Overview and Treatment Author(s):

Jessica Hamblen, PhD

Description

This overview course answers essential questions about PTSD and evidence-based treatments. Key focus areas include DSM-5 criteria for PTSD diagnosis, risk factors for developing PTSD and most effective PTSD treatments as recommended by the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD (2017).

This interactive course includes video clips of Veterans describing their PTSD symptoms and clinicians explaining first-line treatment approaches, including Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Links to free educational resources for patients and providers are included.

Goals and Objectives

  • Describe what PTSD is and how it develops
  • Discuss recommended PTSD treatments
  • Discuss how effective each PTSD treatment is
  • Identify resources for providers and patients

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