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Course: Introduction to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Introduction to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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About this Course

In this course we look at what is PTSD?, the causes of PTSD, the treatments for PTSD, How we can support the client with PTSD in a professional and effective manner, Psychotherapy and pharmaceutical treatments for PTSD, evidence about the likely prognosis of PTSD, Who is likely to get PTSD and why. It is a largely lecture based, with presentations by myself Kevin O'Doherty, together with lots of narrated PowerPoint slides. There are also resources for your use.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners and Intermediate
Basic knowledge
  • An interest in the area of PTSD and/or mental health generally
What you will learn
  • What is PTSD?
  • How is PTSD diagnosed?
  • What are the symptoms of PTSD?
  • Who is likely to get PTSD?
  • Why do some people (who have experienced trauma) develop PTSD and others do not?
  • Overview of treatments for PTSD
  • Prescribed medicines often used for PTSD
  • Trauma focused therapy for PTSD
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for CBT
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 22
Total Duration: 01:32:43
Introduction
  • Introduction  

    Welcome to the course and thank you for your purchase. In this lecture you are introduced to the course and its content. There is also an excellent resource by the UK based mental health charity MIND.

History of PTSD
  • History of PTSD  

    In this lecture we begin to look at the history of PTSD from its recognition, assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

Symptoms of PTSD
  • Symptoms of PTSD  

    We move on to looking at some of the classic symptoms to suggest that somebody may be experiencing PTSD, such as dreams, flashbacks and hyper-vigilance.

Hyper-Vigilance in PTSD
  • Hyper-vigilance in PTSD  

    Hyper-vigilance is one of the main symptoms of PTSD, where the individual is on high alert,s canning his/her environment for signs that another traumatizing event may happen. here we look at this symptom in a bit more depth.

Avoidance and Numbing Symptoms in PTSD
  • Avoidance and Numbing Symptoms in PTSD  

    Avoidance of places, people and situations that remind the individual of the trauma is a classic symptoms of PTSD as is the numbing of one's emotions etc. Here we look at these 2 symptoms.

Additional Problems that often Coincide with PTSD
  • Additional Problems that Often Coincide with PTSD  

    There are a range of additional problems that are likely to affect the client with PTSD, in this lecture we explore those additional problems.

Other Co-Occurring Problems with PTSD
  • Other Co-Occurring Problems with PTSD  

    Here we look at additional co-occurring problems in PTSD.

Examples of Traumatizing Events
  • Examples of Traumatizing Events  

    Here we begin to look at exactly what kinds of experiences are likely to cause PTSD.

Traumatic Experiences Don't Always Lead to PTSD
  • Traumatic Experiences Don't Always Lead to PTSD  

    Sometimes traumatic experiences don't always lead to a diagnosis of PTSD, here we explore why.

Substance Abuse and PTSD: Task
  • Substance Abuse and PTSD: Task  

    This is a task for you to complete and will aid the learning process, it is about the link between PTSD and substance abuse.

Primary and Secondary Trauma
  • Primary and Secondary Trauma  

    Here we explore the distinction between primary and secondary trauma.

Diagnosis of PTSD and Misunderstandings
  • Diagnosis of PTSD and Misunderstandings  

    There are occasions when PTSD is missed (and not correctly diagnosed) or where it is diagnosed, but incorrectly so. In this lecture we explore diagnosis/misdiagnosis.

Likelyhood of Developing PTSD
  • Likelyhood of Developing PTSD  

    Why is it that some people experience traumatic events but don't go on to develop PTSD, here we explore aspects of traumatizing events and the individual that affect the likelihood of developing PTSD.

What Makes it More Likely that an Event Will Lead to PTSD
  • What Makes it More Likely that an Event Will Lead to PTSD  

    Further exploration of factors that are known to affect the likelihood of developing PTSD.

Overview of Effective Treatment for PTSD
  • Overview of Effective Treatments for PTSD  

    Here we begin to look at treatments for PTSD that are known to be clinically effective.

Treatments for PTSD and Individual Psychotherapy
  • Treatments for PTSD and Individual Psychotherapy  

    Here we specifically look at individual psychotherapy for PTSD.

Trauma Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy  
Evidence Based Psychotherapy for PTSD
  • Evidence Based Psychotherapy for PTSD  
Medications Commonly Prescribed for PTSD
  • Medications Commonly Prescribed for PTSD  

    It should be pointed out that I am not qualified to prescribe or recommend any particular treatments for PTSD, but in this lecture we begin to look at some of the commonly used medicines for treating PTSD. Please recommend the client talks to his/her family medical practitioner for advice on medicines.

Quality Statements Task
  • Quality Statements Exercise  

    Here we look at a set of quality statements that organisations providing care, treatment or support will often have. there is a task for you to complete also.

Local Resources and Therapies Task
  • Local Resources and Therapies Task  

    This is a task where you are asked to carry out 3 pieces of research into the local availability of help, support and interventions for people with PTSD (in your local area).

Prognosis for People with PTSD
  • Prognosis for People with PTSD  

    Here we finish off the course by looking at what the research evidence tells us about the likely prognosis for a person diagnosed with PTSD.

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Level
Beginner
Intermediate
Price
$ 9.00
Course Language
English
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