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

Certificates and Continuing Education:

General Contact Hours: 

One-Day Course; 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.

ICISF Certificate of Completion:

After the completion of this ICISF course, with verified full attendance, participants are eligible to receive an electronic ICISF Certificate of Completion including General Continuing Education Units. Participants are required to complete a course evaluation prior to receiving this Certificate of Completion.

Completion of ICISF courses and receipt of an ICISF Certificate of Completion does not attest to competence in the field, nor does it provide certification in the field of CISM. 

Profession Specific CEUs:

If you are seeking continuing education requirements for a specific profession, contacting the relevant state licensing board is the best way to ensure you have the most up-to-date and accurate information. They can provide you with specific details regarding whether a Certificate of Completion from a particular course or program will be accepted towards your continuing education requirements.

If the ICISF course you attend is offered through:

ICISF Virtual Training, Online Training, or Conference, it is approved for the following:

  • EAPA – Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    7 PDHs; Expiration Date – March 21, 2025

ICISF Speakers Bureau Program: It is up to the Sponsoring Agency to apply for profession-specific Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if they choose to do so.

ICISF Approved-Instructor led Program: While our Approved Instructors have the authority to teach specific ICISF courses, it is their responsibility to apply for profession-specific Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if they choose to do so.

** 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.

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

Learn more on our ICISF Continuing Education Information page.