1.5 CE credits earned with successful completion of the Post Webinar Quiz
Title: Recent Advances in the Psychological Treatment of PTSD
Presenter: Terence M. Keane, Ph.D. is Director of the National Center for PTSD-Behavioral Sciences Division at VA Boston.
1) To learn the prevalence of exposure to traumatic events and the eventual development of PTSD.
2) To understand the various conceptual models currently employed to understand the development of PTSD and to guide treatment.
3) To understand the psychological treatment methods known to promote improvement for individuals with PTSD.
4) To equip oneself with treatment strategies and techniques to employ with PTSD patients.
Audience Level: Intermediate
Abstract: This program is designed for practitioners working with patients who have been exposed to life-threatening or traumatic events and who develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is one of the most prevalent of all psychological disorders and is being more readily recognized in clinical practices worldwide. Participants will learn contemporary methods for assessing patients with PTSD and will also learn current models for screening for PTSD in primary care, mental health, and substance abuse clinics. Changes and implications of the newest edition of the DSM will comprise a portion of the webinar; modifications of the structured instruments for the measurement of PTSD will be reviewed especially with respect to their use in clinical and clinical research settings. A conceptual model that guides our clinical work will be described and explained. And, finally, treatments with a significant evidence base will be discussed and reviewed and future directions for improving access and mitigating barriers to care for those with this disabling condition will be presented.
About the presenter: Terence M. Keane, Ph.D. is Director of the National Center for PTSD-Behavioral Sciences Division at VA Boston. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology as well as Assistant Dean for Research at Boston University School of Medicine. President of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA, Dr. Keane has published some 300 articles, books, and chapters on the assessment and treatment of PTSD. Most recently he was named the Co-Principal Investigator of the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD, an initiative supported by the VA and DoD to improve the care of people with PTSD. His contributions to the field have been recognized by many honors including the 2013 Distinguished Research Contributions to Clinical Psychology Award from APA and the Outstanding Researcher Award in Behavior Therapy from ABCT in 2004. Also in 2004, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. In 2011, Dr. Keane received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Binghamton University and in 2013 he received an honorary doctorate from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology for his major contributions to opening the field of psychological trauma to scientific inquiry.