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Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society

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About the Course:

Comprehensive examination of how trauma affects an individual’s biology, conceptions of the world, and psychological functioning. Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological process underlying PTSD symptomatology, enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation, and the core components of effective interventions. A highly influential work that laid the foundation for many of the field’s continuing advances, this volume remains an immensely informative and thought-provoking clinical reference and text.

This course is based on the book, Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society created by Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD (Editor), Alexander C. McFarlane, MD (Editor), and Lars Weisaeth, MD, PhD (Editor)

Publication Date:

2007

Course Material Authors

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD (Editor)

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston; HRI Trauma Center, Brookline, Massachusetts.

Alexander C. McFarlane, MD (Editor)

Alexander McFarlane, MD, DipPsychother, FRANZC, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Lars Weisaeth, MD, PhD (Editor)

Lars Weisaeth, MD, PhD, Department of Disaster Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Norway.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the effects of PTSD on mind, body, and society. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the background issues and history of trauma.

  2. Acknowledge the acute reactions to stress and describe adaptations to trauma.

  3. Understand memory, dissociation and information processing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

  4. Explain developmental, social, and cultural issues.

  5. Plan treatments for addressing traumatic disorders.

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26 CE credit hours

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26 CE credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

26 CPD hours

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Course Retired
Course Number 101457
26 credit hours
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