When clients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) come to treatment, they usually struggle in a number of areas. It is often compelling to prioritize their present-day difficulties. However, attempting to target present-day challenges as the clinical entry-point often yields only minimal improvement in those areas, and leaves distressing PTSD symptoms untouched.
In this course, you will learn how to get to the heart of a client’s PTSD in order to drive improvements clinically from the inside out. This course can help you achieve clarity regarding why each client developed PTSD in the first place, and why they didn’t recover naturally from the traumatic event(s) they experienced. This course will provide practical guidance for developing a clear and comprehensive conceptualization of a client’s PTSD: Why they developed it, how they developed it, and what is maintaining it. This conceptualization can help identify key points where clients are stuck within their trauma, and guide effective treatment that addresses both present-day struggles and their underlying cause.
Total running time 90 minutes. 1.5 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive).
Content Advisory: This course includes discussion of traumatic events. To protect client confidentiality, case examples may include fictionalized elements.
Describe at least six vulnerability and resilience factors related to trauma recovery
Identify at least two variables associated with non-recovery from traumatic events
Develop a Cognitive Behavioral case conceptualization of PTSD
Apply a Cognitive Behavioral case conceptualization in the development of a PTSD treatment plan
1. Case conceptualization overview
2. Resiliency and vulnerability factors related to PTSD
a. Client-specific variables
b. Trauma-specific variables
c. Contextual variables
3. Factors associated with non-recovery after traumas
4. Defining and understanding factors maintaining PTSD
a. Where clients with PTSD get stuck
b. Maintenance of negative cognitions
c. Meaning about the event
5. CBT case conceptualization
6. CBT treatment planning
Format and Length:
Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 90 minutes. Progress is saved after each lesson section so you can complete the course in multiple sittings. Please note that if you leave the course in the middle of a video, quiz, or survey section you may be required to start that section from the beginning.
Advanced. This course assumes familiarity and experience with evidence-based approaches to trauma treatment.
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. Learners are expected to complete the quiz within a reasonable number of attempts, and may be blocked from completing the course and receiving their certificate if unable to do so.
Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:
After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: November 1, 2021
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1.5 hours of continuing education (1.5 CE credits) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2021 – 07/06/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education credits in the Clinical topic area.
SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0030.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0206.
This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.