CDP Presents - The Elephant in the Room: Treating PTSD When Clinicians Have Negative Reactions to Patients' Sociocultural Views via Zoom
19 January 2022, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Description: Evidence-based treatment guidelines, such as the 2017 VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline, help clinicians provide effective care for individuals with PTSD, such as prolonged exposure or cognitive processing therapy. However, clinicians may experience difficulties in providing PTSD treatment if they have strong reactions to patients’ sociocultural views. This “elephant in the room,” which may range from a clinician disagreeing with a patient’s political views to a clinician being offended by a patient’s use of racist language, can impact a clinician’s abilities to work well with the patient and to provide effective PTSD treatment.
When clinicians and patients are experiencing shared multiple stressful, overlapping, and prolonged events -- as is happening currently with the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice/Black Lives Matter protests, presidential election, U.S. Capitol riots, and severe climate events -- providing strategies and guidance to help PTSD clinicians to manage strong reactions and to use a cultural conceptualization of their patients’ sociocultural views to inform evidence-based PTSD care is highly important. The purpose of this presentation is to help bridge the gap between a clinician having a strong reaction to their patient’s sociocultural views and providing effective evidence-based PTSD treatment.
Please note: Space in this event is limited and registration will close once capacity has been reached, even if this is before the final registration date.
Target Audience: For behavioral health/healthcare providers who treat military personnel, veterans, and their families.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Develop strategies PTSD clinicians can utilize if they have strong reactions to a patients’ sociocultural views.
- Formulate a conceptualization of patients’ views either within or outside of a trauma framework.
- Employ case conceptualization to determine when and how to address patient views within PTSD evidence-based treatment.
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
Final CE approval is pending. This section will be updated in advance of the event.
The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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