This course examines a singular effective treatment for co-occurring PTSD and addiction. The authors chose to study women, as they prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder is markedly higher in women with substance abuse disorder (both alcohol abuse and drug abuse) as compared to men. Women also have a higher prevalence of PTSD due to higher rates of trauma. The random controlled trial used conditions of Seeking Safety (a version of CBT) with treatment as usual (TAU) relapse prevention training with TAU, and TAU alone with PTSD severity, alcohol severity, drug severity, number of substance free days, emotion regulation and depression.
This course is based on the article, A multisite randomized controlled trial of Seeking Safety vs. Relapse Prevention Training for women with co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders created by Ingo Schäfer, et al. in 2019.
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Prof. Dr. Schäfer is head of the trauma service at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Hamburg, Germany. He is also head of the clinical section for addictive disorders and managing director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Addiction Research, University of Hamburg. In the last 20 years, he has been involved in research on the consequences of psychological trauma in a variety of populations including children, adults from the general population, and psychiatric patients. He is past president of the German speaking Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT; 2014-2016) and coordinator of the national German guideline for the treatment of PTSD.
Dr. Lotzin is a senior postdoctoral researcher at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. She works in the field of posttraumatic mental health and is particularly interested in the development and evaluation of interventions for people who survive trauma.
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Acknowledge the cooccurrence between PTSD and SUD, particularly in women.
Identify the most effective treatment of those studied.
Recognize which treatment is best matched to each desired outcome.
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