Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is becoming more commonly diagnosed, partially as a result of the numbers of military personnel returning from extended tours of war, as well as increased understanding and identification of delayed reactions to traumatic experiences. Unfortunately, PTSD continues to be largely misunderstood and ineffectively treated. This course, which is founded in the newest research in the field of trauma, will give you the tools you need to accurately diagnose and effectively treat PTSD in adults. In this course, you will learn what types of events can cause PTSD, the most common symptoms of PTSD, as well as the specific criteria required for a PTSD diagnosis. You’ll learn about various techniques for accurately identifying a person who is experiencing PTSD, including the use of clinical assessments and interviews. You will then be guided through the evidence-based treatment modalities (including psychopharmacological interventions) currently being applied by trauma experts in the clinical field so that you can more effectively meet the needs of traumatized individuals. A series of interactive vignettes will help you apply what you have learned throughout the course.

$19.95

Hours: 1.50
REL-HHS-0-PTSD-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (20 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.75 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Connecticut Certification Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

1.5 HOURS



Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.

This activity approved for 1.50 CMC contact hours

Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-PTSD-V2
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
List the diagnostic criteria for PTSD, and explain how to differentiate PTSD from acute stress disorder and normal stress reactions.
Identify the risk factors for developing PTSD as well as resilience factors that mitigate the potentially harmful effects of traumatic events.
Describe evidenced-based psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches to treating people who have PTSD.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? A. Meet Jason B. Overview C. PTSD Prevalence D. Men Versus Women E. Age Cohorts F. The Military G. Differential Exposure to Traumatic Stress H. Culturally Diverse Groups I. Risk Factors J. Adverse Childhood Experiences K. Resilience L. Traumatic Events M. Trauma N. Initial Posttraumatic Reactions O. Denial P. Acute Stress Reactions Q. Acute Stress Disorder R. Common Symptoms of ASD S. Remember Jason? T. Summary Section 3: Diagnosing PTSD A. DSM-5 Criteria of PTSD B. Criterion A: Stressor C. Criterion B: Intrusion symptoms D. Criterion C: Avoidance E. Criterion D: Negative alterations in cognitions and mood F. Criterion E: Alterations in arousal and reactivity G. Criterion F: Duration H. Criterion G: Functional significance I. Criterion H: Exclusion J. Diagnostic Specifiers K. Comorbid Disorders L. PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder M. PTSD and Substance Use N. PTSD and Self-Medicating O. Treatment of Co-occurring PTSD and Substance Use Disorder P. Meet Karen Q. Section Summary Section 4: Assessing and Treating PTSD A. PTSD Assessment B. Checklists C. Structured Diagnostic Interviews D. Self-Report Measures E. Psychophysiological Assessment Techniques F. Psychotherapy Treatments G. First Steps H. Stress Inoculation Training (SIT) I. Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) J. Cognitive Processing Therapy K. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) L. Group Treatments M. Other Approaches N. Early Intervention O. Using Medications to Treat PTSD P. New Technologies and PTSD Treatment Q. Did Cheryl Make the Right Call? R. Section Summary Section 5: Self-Care A. Taking Care of Yourself B. Combating Burnout C. Meet Michelle D. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Maiken Gale, Ph.D.
Dr. Gale has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of adults, young adults, and children. She specializes in trauma-related research, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, bereavement, acculturation, and men’s issues. Dr. Gale obtained her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. After completing her doctoral degree, Dr. Gale completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. At UCSD, Dr. Gale was involved in clinical research, delivery of clinical care, program development, and program evaluation. Dr. Gale led a research lab specializing in trauma, personality disorders and co-occurring disorders. She has worked in hospital settings for nearly a decade treating and conducting research on children and adults who have experienced trauma. Disclosure: Maiken Gale, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D.
Dr. Jenkins is a Counseling Psychologist, and a professor of psychology at Wagner College in New York. He teaches a variety of courses, including Health Psychology, Psychological Testing, Psychopathology, Sleep and Dreams, Principles of Counseling Psychology, and Positive Psychology. He also has extensive clinical experience, and has worked in prisons, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and college counseling centers providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychoeducational workshops. He is an associate fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and completed a year-long post-doctoral training at the institute. Dr. Jenkins scholarly works have been published in top psychological journals and edited books, and presented at national conferences. Disclosure: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Bridgett Ross, PsyD

Bridgett Ross, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University at the San Diego campus. She completed pre-doctoral internships at Children's Hospital Chadwick Center for Children and Families where she provided psychotherapy to children who had experience trauma. She also completed a pre-doctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente, which included diverse training in working with adults and children using evidence-based practices. Upon graduation, Dr. Ross worked for 4 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs conducting PTSD assessments and psychotherapy with military veterans and active duty service members. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Alvarado Parkway Institute providing inpatient and intensive outpatient interventions. For the last decade, she has worked in private practice treating various issues, with a focus on anxiety and mood disorders.  She has worked as a subject matter expert with Relias since 2013.

Disclosure: Bridgett Ross, PsyD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Nurses; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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