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The Nuts & Bolts of Providing PTSD Treatment over a Telehealth Modality: Clinical Considerations

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

The Nuts & Bolts of Providing PTSD Treatment over a Telehealth Modality: Clinical Considerations

  • Date Created: 03/ 5/2021
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, ACCME, NBCC, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101, PTSD Consultation Lecture Series

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The Nuts & Bolts of Providing PTSD Treatment over a Telehealth Modality: Clinical Considerations Author(s):

Ursula S. Myers, PhD

Leslie Morland, PsyD

Description

Evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) for PTSD have been delivered via telemental health (TMH) in VA for over a decade. As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, TMH is more in demand. This recorded webinar provides a review of research and shared clinical experience of delivering EBPs, including Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) via TMH.

The presenters discuss modifications for providing PTSD therapy via TMH, with additional focus on care recommendations specific to COVID-19 challenges. Topics include tips for provider telework comfort, strategies for creating an effective therapeutic alliance ("netiquette"), setting therapeutic environment expectations, patient safety management, trauma-focused treatment considerations and adaptations, and tools to support patient monitoring and engagement.

Goals and Objectives

  • Identify the evidence supporting the use of telemental health treatment for PTSD
  • Describe how to deliver evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD via telehealth
  • Discuss modifications necessary to deliver treatments such as PE and CPT during unprecedented times

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