Total CE Credit Hours: 26
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101320
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About the Course:
The bestselling classic upon which this course is based presents seminal theory and research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Together, the leading editors and contributors comprehensively examine how trauma affects an individual’s biology, conceptions of the world, and psychological functioning. Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological processes underlying PTSD symptomatology, enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation, and the core components of effective interventions. A highly influential work that laid the foundation for many of the field’s continuing advances, this volume remains an immensely informative and thought-provoking clinical reference and text. A new preface to the paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary research developments.
This course is based on the book, Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society created by McFarlane, Alexander C. (editor), Weisaeth, Lars, M.D., Ph.D. (editor), and van der Kolk, Bessel A., M.D. (editor)
Course Material Authors
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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek extensive knowledge about the many and varied forms of traumatic stress. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Become familiar with background issues and the history of trauma in psychiatry.
- Define acute traumatic stress and identify how it impacts varying populations.
- Explain the many and varied ways humans adapt to traumatic experiences, both productively and otherwise.
- Assess the roles that the mechanisms and processes of memory play in trauma.
- Identify developmental, social, and cultural issues that pertain to the understanding and treatment of trauma.
- Assess approaches presented to the treatment of trauma and be able to apply them as needed with appropriate patients/clients.
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