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
Saturday, May 9th 2020 at 12:00pm EST.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Credit Hours: 5 Free CE's including 1 CE Ethics and 1 CE Suicide
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.
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS WEBINAR YOU MUST READ THE BELOW Q&A and carefully follow the instructions.
What time will the webinar begin and in what time zone?
This webinar will begin at 9am EST on 5/06/2020.
What is the link and password to attend the webinar?
You will recieve an email from firstname.lastname@example.org the day before the training with the link and password to the event. YOU MUST MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL CAN RECEIVE EMAILS FROM THIS ADDRESS. If your work email limits incoming emails from Google or Gmail you must sign up using a personal email address. Please check your SPAM folder for this email if you did not receive it in your inbox the day before the webinar. Please also check the spelling of your email address when registering. We are not able to manually send links to individuals who registered using a misspelled email address.
What information will I have to enter when I click on the training link?
When you click on the link, you will be prompted to type in your name and email address to enter the webinar room. Please be sure to type in your name as you wish it to appear on your CE certificate, as well as the email to which you desire your CE certificate & survey to be emailed. After entering your name and email, you might see a message that states "Welcome, the broadcast will start shortly." This means you've arrived early. Once the webinar is ready to begin, you will see your screen change to say "Start the Broadcast." Double click the "Play" icon and you're ready to go!
What platform will be used for the webinar?
CBI Center for Education has invested in the webinar platform WebinarJam. WebinarJam is a web-based platform where the attendees will click on the link sent to them. You must use Chrome of Firefox to access the webinar. Audio is through your computer only. There is no dial in audio.
What browser do I need to use on the day of the webinar when I click on the link?
You must click on the link using Chrome or Firefox ONLY.
Will there be a recording?
No, there will not be a recording or replay.
How many suicide and ethics CE's will be issued?
1 Suicide CE will be included in this training and listed out individually on the CE certificate. This training does not include any Ethics CE's.
Will these CE's count toward my individual state licensure or another credential that I currently hold?
The CE's issued for this training are approved by American Psychological Association. If you are licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as an Psychologist, LSW, LCSW, LMFT or LPC the State Board in Pennsylvania will accept APA issued CE's toward your licensure renewal. If you are licensed in a state other than Pennsylvania, you must personally check with your state specific board or association to see if they will accept CE's issued by the American Psychological Association.
What internet connection should I have for the webinar?
We recommend having hard lined internet or being physically located close to your router. Technical support will not be provided by CBI for any connection issues on the day of the training.
Will you know that I am logged in and active in the webinar?
Yes, WebinarJam's platform monitors the attendance and activity of the attendees. Additionally, there will be a chat feature and various forms of participation monitored throughout the training.
Will I have to show my face on camera?
No, unlike Zoom, WebinarJam's platform does not show participants on video. Instead, participants will view the presenter and the presenter's slides on their screen.
Is there Audio?
Yes, Webinarjam's platform uses your computer or tablet's audio ONLY. You will not be able to dial in via phone for the audio portion of this training. Please be sure your computer or tablet has speakers/ audio capabilities. A good way to test this is to go to YouTube and play a video to insure you have sound.
What time are the 15 minute breaks?
The exact time of day when the 15 minute breaks will occur is unknown as it is dependent on the flow of the presentation so you should plan your schedule to be engaged in the webinar from 9am-12pm EST.
Will you issue partial CE credits?
No, we will not issue partial CE credits and therefore if you do not attend the training in its entirety, you will not be receiving a CE certificate.
When will I receive my course completion survey?
Following the completion of the training, you will be receiving a survey via Survey Monkey. This survey will be sent out by 5pm on the date of the training. You must complete it within 14 calendar days if you would like to receive a CE certificate. If you do not wish to receive a CE certificate, you do not need to complete this survey. The CE certificate is the only type of certificate that will be issued.
When will I receive my CE certificate?
Upon completion of the survey, CBI will be issuing CE certificates within 30 days. We will notify you if there is a delay longer than 30 days. Your CE certificate will be emailed to you. You must download and save it immediately or print it for your records for storage in a safe place.
The limit of participants is 5,000 individuals. What happens if I am placed on a waitlist?
We are hoping to offer this training again in the near future. The mission of CBI Center for Education is to advance the clinical efficacy by empowering mental health professionals with education, consultation, and research. We have always, and will continue, to provide CE programs for little to no cost. Our vision is to enhance the quality of mental health services and support the long-term development of mental health professionals.
How can I be informed about your future trainings?
Check out our website www.cbicenterforeducation.com and follow us on Facebook under "CBI Center for Education" so that you don't miss our announcements of future trainings! Additionally, we have a Cognitive Behavior Institute YouTube channel with several free videos that anyone can access.
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.