Psychotraumatology: A Cognitive Therapeutic Approach

Requesting This Course:

Course Description:
Engage in an in-depth presentation on the nature and treatment of PTSD from a neurocognitive perspective. Participants will be guided through the most recent research and theories on the neurological and psychological foundations of posttraumatic stress with a focus upon treatment and prevention.

This course is designed for psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and counselors who treat PTSD victims or for those responsible for designing trauma prevention programs.

Program Highlights:

  • Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD
  • PTSD as a spectrum disorder
  • Biological Mechanisms of PTSD
  • Psychological & Psychophysiological Methods of Diagnosis
  • Pathogenic Core of PTSD: Biological & Psychological
  • Psychotropic Medications & Relaxation Training
  • The ‘Violated World View’ in Trauma
  • Re-Integrating Trauma into the ‘World View’
  • Cognition Therapy versus Hypnotic Abreaction
  • Group Therapy of PTSD: General Consideration

Continuing Education Information:

One-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

General Contact Hours: 

7 Contact Hours: 0.7 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

*Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

Profession Specific Contact Hours:

  • 7 PDHs for EAPs (Expiration Date – May 31, 2020) Renewal Pending
  • 7 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors (Expiration Date – March 1, 2021)

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and World Congress.  

Approved Instructor Courses:

It is up to the Approved Instructors or sponsoring agency to apply for profession specific Continuing Education Unit’s if they choose.  Learn more on our CEU Information page.

** Please check with your state licensing board prior to registration to see if they will accept the certificate of completion as a means for continuing education.