Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Online via Zoom
4 June 2020, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is offering this webinar on 4 June 2020 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.) Space in this event is limited. Registration will close once all seats are filled, even if this is before the final registration date.
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 and PTSD.
- Discriminate between symptoms of PTSD and other disorders based on the DSM-5.
- Facilitate the screening, diagnostic assessment, and 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 to facilitate effective 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:
This activity is approved for 4 continuing education credits (CEs).
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. Participants will be eligible to receive CEs upon successfully completing a post-training survey/knowledge evaluation at the conclusion of the training. CEs for partial participation will not be awarded. Participants must attend individually, as opposed to a group viewing from one connection.
For any other questions or technical issues, please contact Mr. Jeremy Karp (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mr. Phil Thompkins (email@example.com) or Mr. Chris Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org).