520 N. Delaware Ave • Philadelphia, PA 19123 • 215-923-2116 • fax: 215-923-5169

CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
0.6 IACET CE's

This is a one day workshop on evidenced based practices for assessment of psychological disorders, with a primary emphasis on assessment of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We will review semi-structured interviews, disorder specific assessment measures, and patient self-report measures that are known to be highly reliable and valid for diagnosis

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Define trauma and review DSM-5 criteria for PTSD
• Discuss other considerations in making diagnosis (cultural factors, differential diagnosis)
• Review comorbidity, prevalence, course, and prognosis of PTSD
• Discuss risk factors for development of PTSD
• Define assessment reliability and validity and discuss recommendations for PTSD assessment method and structure
• Discuss administration and scoring conventions of the PDS-5 and PSSI-5
• Rate a sample PSSI-5
• Review emotional processing theory and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Intended Audience: 

Therapists trained in PE through the CBH/EPIC trauma initiative Network

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits