Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (1 Credit Hour)

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Program Summary: This course provides an introduction to post-traumatic stress disorder and includes an overview of who is affected along with symptoms and treatment options.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for National Certified Counselors.

Publisher: National Institute of Mental Health

US Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Read the article at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/nimh_ptsd_booklet_38049.pdf

Program Objectives: To enhance professional values, practice, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to the assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Learning Objectives: Demonstrate knowledge of the assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.  Identify who is affected and symptoms.   Describe treatment options.

For an overview of DSM-5 changes, please go to http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/PTSD%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

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1: Some people get PTSD after a friend or family member experiences danger or is harmed.
 
 
2: Flashbacks are an example of
 
 
 
3: Feeling emotionally numb is an example of
 
 
 
4: Feeling tense or 'on edge' would be an example of
 
 
 
5: Sometimes after a dangerous event, people have very serious symptoms that go away after a few weeks.  This is called
 
 
6: To be diagnosed with PTSD, a person must have at least 1 re-experiencing symptom, 3 avoidance symptoms, and 2 hyperarousal symptoms for at least
 
 
 
 
7: Most people who live through a dangerous event will not get PTSD.
 
 
8: Risk factors for PTSD include which of the following:
 
 
 
 
 
9: Which kind of therapy may use mental imagery, writing, or visits to the place where the traumatic event happened?
 
 
 
10: Which 2 medications have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treating adults with PTSD?
 
 
 
 
11: A study of Hurricane Katrina survivors found that the number of people experiencing mental health problems gradually _______________ over time.
 
 

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Read more:
PTSD Fact Sheet
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-research-fact-sheet/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-research-fact-sheet_34428.pdf

Find Mental Health Screening Tools here:  http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screening-tools.