PTSD Online Text-based Home Course (5 CE)
This course provides a general overview of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder—conceptualization, incidence, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment. Particular attention is given to PTSD resulting from rape, combat (including war zone stress, veterans returning home, and women in combat), and natural disasters. This presentation also includes information on assessing and treating children experiencing PTSD. Additionally, the concept of vicarious traumatization will be reviewed, including the potential impact on treatment and self-care techniques that therapists can employ to help mitigate the effects on both their personal and professional lives when working with clients diagnosed with PTSD.
Authors: Gerry Grossman, MA, LMFT, Melanie Haro, MA, LMFT, Kristen Hudson, MA, LMFT, Nancy Klein, MA, LMFT, Chuck Moshontz, MA, LMFT, Mary Ella Viehe, Ph.D, LMFT
Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Assess for symptoms and diagnose PTSD.
- Describe common types of PTSD treatment.
- Adjust PTSD treatment to populations where it is typically diagnosed, i.e., victims of rape, combat personnel and veterans, disaster/crisis workers, and abused children.
- Assess for symptoms of Vicarious Trauma in themselves and seek appropriate self-care support.
This course satisfies the following California BBS Pre-licensure requirements:
- 5 hours toward the 15 hours of Crisis or Trauma Counseling required for California LPCC candidates
Advantages of taking Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses:
- Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
- You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
- Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
- California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.