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APA Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD--Overview of Recommended Evidence-Based Treatments

CE Credit: 4

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Length: 4 hours

Special APA member discount price through January 31, 2018.

This workshop is jointly sponsored by the APA Practice Directorate and the APA Continuing Education Committee.

This intermediate workshop provides information on three psychological interventions—cognitive behavioral/cognitive therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and exposure therapy—that show particular promise in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults. These interventions have been identified as effective, evidence-based treatments by the PTSD guideline development panel, part of APA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines project. Presenters with expertise in these therapies offer substantive overviews. Case examples are used to demonstrate application of interventions. Participants learn about the strengths and challenges of interventions and are encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussion.

Learning Objective 1
Explain the goal and value of APA’s clinical practice guideline for PTSD.

Learning Objective 2
Describe three therapies “strongly recommended” by the guideline for helping adults with PTSD.

Learning Objective 3
Compare and contrast the effectiveness of the three therapies, including their suitability for particular patient populations, potential harms and burdens of treatment and patient values and preferences.

Learning Objective 4
Discuss specific case studies and how the therapies were applied to mitigate PTSD symptoms.

Presenters: Anke Ehlers, PhD, Candice Monson, PhD and Sheila A.M. Rauch, PhD

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Supplementary Materials

  • APA’s Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD--Overview PowerPoint Slides
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy PowerPoint Slides
  • Prolonged Exposure PowerPoint Slides
  • Cognitive Therapy for PTSD PowerPoint Slides