Trauma-Related Disorders and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Time & Location
About The Event
Course Title: Assessment of Trauma-Related Disorders and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presented by Thomas Workman, PhD, LPC, NCC
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9am EST.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Credit Hours: 5 Free CE's including 1 CE Ethics and 1 CE Suicide
A webinar Link will be sent to your registration email on the date of the event.
Research estimates that 1.8% of men and 5.2% of women will meet the criteria for PTSD. It is plausible that the frequency of PTSD in the general population will increase due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Risk factors that such as head injury, type of trauma, coping variables, and cognitive factors impact the likelihood that a traumatized individual will develop PTSD after experiencing a trauma. Current research proposes that trauma ranges in complexity. It is possible that prolonged traumas and individual differences in responses lead to more complex presentations of PTSD. Although it is not recognized as a formal diagnosis, C-PTSD may influence the effectiveness of commonly used treatment protocols. As a result of this training, clinicians will be better able to assess the individual within the context of the trauma.
Participants will review the symptom clusters within the DSM-V and demonstrate an understanding of how these symptoms differ from other disorders. Participants will discuss these principles in the context of the develop of PTSD following the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will discuss the presentation of acute stress disorder in the current context. An overview of objective assessments will provide clinicians with an understanding of the available resources to make an appropriate diagnosis.
Manualized approaches for treating PTSD include Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, TF-CBT, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. These approaches include elements of exposure therapy. This course will provide an overview of these approaches and a critical review of the research regarding them. This course will not certify individuals in manualized approaches. An in-depth review of the principles of exposure therapy and its application to the treatment of PTSD will be provided. Participants will be presented with the principles of psychological first aid and its use with first responders, medical professionals, and the general population. Participants will be presented with common strategies to enhance resiliency to prevent the onset of PTSD.
This course will present ethical issues that may arise when conducting treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. These issues include, but are not limited to, the delivery of services through telemedicine, proper influencing strategies, assessment, and supervision. An overview of suicide assessment and intervention will be provided.
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to
1. Identify the symptoms associated with trauma-related disorders.
2. Recite the principles of evidence-based treatments and strategies for treating and
preventing trauma-related disorders.
3. Discuss ethical issues surrounding the treatment of trauma-related disorders.
4. Discuss suicide assessment in the context of trauma-related disorders.
A webinar link will be sent to your email provided on the day of the event. Participants must be logged in to video and sound during the course entirety in order to receive CE credits. Participation via webinar chat feature will also be required to receive CE's.
Cognitive Behavior Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cognitive Behavior Institute maintains responsibility for content of this program. Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors in Pennsylvania can receive continuing education from providers approved by the American Psychological Association. Since CBI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education, licensed social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors in Pennsylvania will be able to fulfill their continuing education requirements by attending CBI continuing education programs.
For professionals outside the state of Pennsylvania, you must confirm with your specific State Board that APA approved CE's are accepted towards your licensure requirements.