Practical Treatment Strategies for Combat Operational Stress and PTSD
The course focuses on Clinical Presentation and Treatment of Moderate and Acute COS and Comorbidities in treating complex COS/PCS cases.
The course also reviews the strengths and limitations of specific assessment instruments, and key diagnostice questions for understanding neurological involvement in the cases of acute PTSD Finally,
Introduction to Veterans Benefits for Clinicians
The Course clarifies the legal and administrative environment which clinicians must understand in order to work effectively with returning Veterans.
It focuses on treatment reporting requirements, confidentiality of clinical notes and records, and questions of operational readiness -- three important areas in which specific obligations
Update on Women in the Military
Dr Heidi Squier Kraft surveys what is known about the unique needs of returning female veterans as well as emerging approaches to facilitate their re-integration -- from her perspective from within the US Navy Combat Stress Control program.
Resource Tapping, with a Focus on Vets
Resource Tapping is an EMDR-related technique that is effective and easy-to-use for ego strengthening, affect regulation and stress reduction in the treatment of trauma. The technique can be used to help rebalance the nervous system, activate the parasympathetic restoration cycle, and teach self-regulation.
PTSD -- Integrating Behavioral and Pharmacological Approaches
This Course focuses on a phenomenological model for PTSD, not limited to post-combat situations. Dr. Sammons reviews some of the relevant literature on on biological and pharmacological models, as well psychotherapy. He recommends an approach which combines exposure therapy with therapeutic approaches to healing through determining, over time, th