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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Experiences of Sexual Assault During Military Service

 
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Continuing Education

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

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Experiences of Sexual Assault During Military Service

  • Time to Complete: 1.5 hours
  • Credits: ANCC, ASWB, CA BBS, ACCME, NBCC
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Experiences of Sexual Assault During Military Service

Description

Many Veterans seen by VHA clinicians have experienced military sexual trauma (MST), and PTSD is the most common MST-related mental health diagnosis. There are ways in which the impact of MST may be unique, presenting PTSD treatment challenges.

This course offers information about principles and tools to improve clinical practice with MST survivors. The author discusses best-practice recommendations for sensitively asking about MST experiences and responding to disclosures. Treating MST-related PTSD and other mental health difficulties is discussed. A video of providers sharing insights and strategies is also included. No prior knowledge of MST is required.

Goals and Objectives

  • Define MST and identify the kinds of experiences that constitute MST.
  • Describe the mental health impact of MST and clinical implications of providing care to MST survivors.
  • Share best-practice recommendations for asking about experiences of MST, responding to disclosures, and for treating MST-related PTSD and other mental health difficulties.

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