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Early Intervention for Trauma: Current Status and Future Directions: Iraq War Clinician Guide - Appendix F

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Appendix F is a reference that covers the current status and future directions for the early intervention of trauma and does not mention the Iraq War or Veterans. Appendix F, which is found in The Iraq War Clinician Guide, was developed by members of the National Center for PTSD and the Department of Defense. Critiques the available evidence for the use of psychological debriefing and the early provision of cognitive-behavioral therapy in early trauma intervention. Guidelines for assisting acutely traumatized people are suggested. Standards are proposed to direct future research.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Early Intervention for Trauma: Current Status and Future Directions: Iraq War Clinician Guide – Appendix F created by Litz, Brett T., Gray, Matt J., Bryant, Richard A., and Adler, Amy B. in 0.


National Center for PTSD and the Department of Veterans Affairs

Publication Date:

June, 2004, Second Edition

Course Material Author

Litz, Brett T., Gray, Matt J., Bryant, Richard A., and Adler, Amy B.

Brett T. Litz is associated with Boston Veterans Health Care System, Boston University School of Medicine, and Boston University. Matt J. Gray is associated with the University of Wyoming. Richard A. Bryant is with the University of New South Wales, and Amy B. Adler, with the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about early intervention for trauma. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify risk factors for development of post-traumatic stress disorder after a potentially traumatizing event.

  2. Explain the development of and rationale for psychological debriefing.

  3. Describe the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy for early intervention following a potentially traumatizing event.

  4. Discuss possible directions for future research on early intervention for PTSD.

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Article: Iraq War Appendix F

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