Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Online via Zoom, 19 October 2023

Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Online via Zoom, 19 October 2023

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Meet The Team

Kevin M. Holloway, Ph.D.
Kevin M. Holloway

Director of Online Training, Technology and Telehealth

Carin Lefkowitz, Psy.D.
Carin Lefkowitz

Senior Military Behavioral Health Psychologist

Event Details

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    2023-10-19 10:00 to 16:15 (EDT)
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Course information

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is offering a four-hour workshop on Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The workshop will be held online via Zoom, 19 October August 2023, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Eastern. Space in this event is limited and registration will close when capacity is reached, even if this is before the final registration deadline. 

Registration for the course is $20.

To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.

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.

Learning objectives:

  1. Apply the VA/DOD Guidelines for the Assessment of Trauma and PTSD.
  2. Discriminate between symptoms of PTSD and other disorders based on the DSM-5.
  3. Integrate appropriate measures into the screening, diagnostic assessment, and tracking of treatment outcomes in PTSD patients

System Requirements: This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Participants will not have to install any additional programs on their computer to take part. However, a web browser is necessary. (Mac users are recommended to use the Chrome or Firefox browsers to minimize tech issues). Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting We recommend all participants test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. All participants must log in via an individual connection, rather than as a group using one machine. A headset/headphones are recommended.

Continuing Education Details:
Final CE information 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. CEs for partial participation will not be awarded. CE certificates will be available for download after the successful completion of the training.

For any questions, including technical issues, please contact Jeremy Karp ( or Chris Adams (


Last Day for Full Refund:
2023-10-05 (All day)
Last Day for Partial Refund:
2023-10-12 17:00
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