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Evidence Based Assessment for Psychological Disorders: A Focus on Trauma and PTSD in Adults

CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
0.6 IACET CE's

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

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify different types of trauma
  • Describe what common reactions to trauma generally are for individuals/families/parents/community and the impact of trauma on individuals/families/parents/community
  • Outline the best practices for screening psychiatric disorders in general.
  • Discuss best practices for assessing trauma and PTSD
  • Identify the most evidenced based assessment measures
  • Discuss the relationship of PTSD to common comorbid problems
  • Identify the myths of screening for trauma
Intended Audience: 

Providers from Intensive Outpatient Programs, Outpatient Programs Intensive Case Management

  • Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors
  • Clinical Supervisors/Program Managers
  • ICM Adult Case managers
  • Evaluators
Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

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