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APA Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD - Segment 4: Cognitive Therapy for PTSD

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Length: 1 hour 20 minutes

Exam Items: 3

Cognitive therapy for PTSD focuses on distorted meanings associated with the trauma experience in order to change cognitions that then leads to emotional changes. A thorough overview and summary is provided regarding the basic components of the intervention and the evidence supporting the intervention.

Learning Objective 1
Discuss specific case studies and how cognitive therapy was applied to mitigate PTSD symptoms.  

 

Presenter: Anke Ehlers, PhD

Dr. Ehlers is Professor of Experimental Psychopathology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK. She is a co-founder of the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital, London, and co-directs the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma. Anke Ehlers is a Fellow of the British Academy, Academy of Medical Sciences, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and Academia Europaea. Her main research interests are the anxiety disorders, in particular posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. In her experimental work, she has established cognitive and psychophysiological factors that maintain these disorders. She has received several awards for her work, including the German Psychology Prize (2013), Oswald-Külpe-Prize for the Experimental Study of Higher Mental Processes (2013), American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Psychology (2014), and Wilhelm Wundt- William James Award (2015).

 

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