Session Three - Assessment for trauma-based disorders (PTSD and beyond)

December 15, 2021

Session Three –  Content Level: Beginning and intermediate
Assessment for trauma-based disorders (PTSD and beyond)

Abstract:
Complex trauma incorporates the symptoms of simple PTSD and additional symptomatology. In this session, we will review the complexities of the symptom profile of Complex PTSD and we will develop a conceptual understanding. We will find that presenting symptoms often include symptoms found across the DSM-5. The ACE Study elucidates the impact of childhood adversity on the development of complex trauma symptoms. Time will be given to discuss “The Case of Erica” and the development of an “index of suspicion.

Objectives
After the completion of this class, participants will be able to:
1.    Define the DSM-5 diagnosis of PTSD and the symptoms of trauma
2.    Discuss other disorders where trauma may be a major factor
3.    Review ACE studies
4.    Define “index of suspicion” and how it can be applied to clinical work, using “The Case of Erica”

Readings:
A.    Herman, JL (2015) Trauma and Recovery: The aftermath of violence – from domestic abuse to political terror. NY, NY: Basic Books, Chapter 6, pp. 115 – 129.
B.    Courtois, CA, and Ford, JD  (2013) Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach. NY, NY: The Guilford Press. Chapter 2, pp. 28 – 50.
C.    ACEs Science 101
D.    Muenzenmaier, K.H., Seixas, A.A., Schneeberger, A.R., Castille, D.M., Battaglia, J. & Link, B.G. (2015) Cumulative Effects of Stressful Childhood Experiences on Delusions and Hallucinations, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 16:4, 442-462.

Additional Materials:
DSM-5 trauma disorders 
PTSD checklist-civilian (PCL-C) – public domain
PowerPoint presentation – Turkus on Ace studies
The Case of Erica: Part 1


Timed Outline:
15 minutes:    Discussion of DSM5 trauma disorders 
45 minutes:    Discussion of Readings A, B and D- complex trauma and the role of trauma in other disorders and symptoms
30 minutes:     Discussion of Reading C – the ACE studies
60 minutes:     Discussion of the Case of Erica, Part 1 and develop an “index of suspicion”
 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Course opens: 
10/05/2021
Course expires: 
05/31/2022
Event starts: 
12/15/2021 - 5:30pm EST
Event ends: 
12/15/2021 - 8:00pm EST
Rating: 
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Available Credit

  • 2.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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