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

Completion of “Psychotraumatology: A Cognitive Therapeutic Approach” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (7 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Continuing Education Information

One-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

7 Contact Hours; 7 PDHs for EAPs; 7 Contact Hours for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR .7 General CEUs from UMBC

Continuing education information listed under the course description is only applicable when attending an ICISF Regional Training.