This course will discuss two recent peer-reviewed articles that explore the efficacy, acceptability, and common elements of psychotherapies used for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents. A review of PTSD in children and adolescents will be covered, along with a discussion of the current research regarding types of therapies. Recommendations and clinical implications for the treatment of PTSD in children and adolescents will be discussed, along with recommendations for future research.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychotherapies for post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: a systematic review and network meta-analysis created by Yajie Xiang, et al in 2021 and Common elements of evidence-based trauma therapy for children and adolescents by Lieke H. Kooij, MSc, et al in 2022.
Evid Based Ment Health. 2021 Nov; 24(4): 153–160. 2021: Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2022; 13(1): 2079
Course Material Authors
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Yajie Xiang is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China; the NHC Key Laboratory of Diagnosis and Treatment on Brain Functional Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China; and the Chongqing Key Laboratory of Neurobiology, Chongqing, China. He has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.
Lieke H. Kooij, MSc
Lieke H. Kooij is affiliated with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is part of the academic staff and a PhD student. He specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry and has published two articles in peer reviewed journal.
Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist currently living near Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina) and certified as a school psychologist in in 5 states (South Carolina, Michigan, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Maryland). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.
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:
Recognize the definition of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and discuss the symptoms, causes, and incidence of PTSD in children and adolescents.
Identify the common comorbidities that have been found to co-occur with PTSD in children and adolescents.
Describe complex PTSD in children and adolescents and discuss the factors related to the development of complex PTSD.
Discuss the efficacy, acceptability, and common elements of the psychotherapies typically used in therapy with children and adolescents with PTSD.
Describe the clinical implications of the research discussed in these two articles.
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Course Creator: Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist
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