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Conflict-related Trauma and Bereavement: Exploring Differential Symptom Profiles of Prolonged Grief and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

About the Course:

Victims of the Colombian armed conflict were assessed using self-report instruments. Results were analyzed to identify individuals displaying prolonged grief disorder (PGD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom profiles, resilience, or a combination of PGD and PTSD. Data were further examined to determine whether sociodemographic, loss and trauma-related characteristics could predict outcomes. Keywords: Prolonged grief, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Trauma, Bereavement, Armed conflict

This course is based on the article, Conflict-related trauma and bereavement: exploring differential symptom profiles of prolonged grief and posttraumatic stress disorder created by Carina Heeke, PhD. et al. in 2017.

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Course Material Authors

Carina Heeke, PhD.

Dr. Heeke is a research assistant at Freie Universität Berlin. She has published 11 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Nadine Stammel, PhD.

Dr. Stammel is a research assistant at Freie Universität Berlin. She has published 22 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Manuel Heinrich, BA, BSc, MSc

Manuel is a research assistant at Freie Universität Berlin. She has published 31 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Barbara F. McMillan, LPC

Barbara McMillan, BA, MS, EdD, LPC has 35 years of experience as a therapist, clinical director, and administrator in mental health and substance abuse programs. She holds degrees in psychology and education, and has been a licensed professional counselor and supervising counselor for many years. After 18 years in various roles in private and public mental health settings, she became a full-time college psychology and sociology instructor.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize and distinguish between prolonged grief disorder (PGD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  2. List characteristics predicting differential symptom profiles of prolonged grief and posttraumatic stress disorder

  3. Identify hypotheses and demonstrate relevant data interpretation.

Course Material

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Course Number 102744
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