Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Online via Zoom
17 January, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is offering this webinar on 17 January 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern, entitled "Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder." Registration for the course is $20 and comes with 4 CEs. (Please note the refund policy at the bottom of the page.)
This workshop will review a method for screening, assessment, and treatment outcome monitoring of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) centered on the use of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL5). Participants will be introduced to VA/DOD best practices for diagnosing military-related PTSD including screening for trauma-related disorders, obtaining thorough military and trauma histories, conducting a semi-structured diagnostic interview, and using self-report measures to track treatment outcome. DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD as well as Other Unspecified Specified Trauma and/or Stressor Related Disorders are reviewed. Tools for assessing PTSD and common comorbid conditions are discussed including appropriate use of the PCL 5, Life Events Checklist 5 (LEC 5), Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), and Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption Questions (AUDIT-C). Semi-structured clinical interviewing techniques are reviewed and then practiced by participants for the intended purposes of screening, diagnostic assessment, and tracking treatment outcome. Unique variables that can impact the assessment and feedback process with a military population are identified. Role-plays and demonstrations will be used to help develop participants’ PTSD assessment skills.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Apply the VA/DoD Guidelines for the Assessment of Trauma & PTSD
- Discriminate between symptoms of PTSD and other disorders based on the DSM-5
- Facilitate the screening, diagnostic assessment, & tracking of treatment outcomes in PTSD patients using the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5)
- Communicate results of diagnostic assessments as well as treatment outcome measures to clients.
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:
All participants who attend and successfully complete a post-training survey/knowledge evaluation will be eligible to receive 4 CEs. CEs will be distributed via email two to four weeks after the completion of the training. For specific CE details, including eligible disciplines and recognizing bodies, please click here or see the brochure at the top of this page.
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