Course Description: The guideline describes the critical decision points in the management of posttraumatic stress disorder and acute stress reaction and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners.
Course Credit(s): 2 CE Credits or Hours
Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): Nancy C. Bernardy, PhD , Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, Paula P. Schnurr, PhD, Charles W. Hoge, MD, David S. Riggs, PhD, et al.
Content Publisher(s): Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Dr. Bernardy is Associate Director for Clinical Networking at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry. She earned her doctorate at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Biological Psychology and doctorate at Yale University, respecializing in Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Friedman serves as Senior Advisor (former Executive Director) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD and Professor of Psychiatry and of Pharmacology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, past-president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Chair of the scientific advisory board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and has served on many VA and NIMH research, education and policy committees.
Dr. Schnurr is Executive Director at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD and Research Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She earned her doctorate at Dartmouth College in Experimental Psychology.
Dr. Riggs is the executive director of the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP). As CDP Director, he oversees the development and delivery of training seminars to behavioral health professionals to prepare them to provide for the needs of warriors and their families. Dr. Riggs earned his PhD at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed a clinical psychology internship at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
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