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Evidence Based Assessment of Trauma and PTSD for Children and Adolescents

CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
SW (pending approval)

This workshop will provide intensive instruction in DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD for children and adolescents ages 8 and up , including introducing the Child Posttraumatic Stress Scale for DSM-5 (Interview version – CPSSI-5) as well as Child Posttraumatic Stress Scale for DSM-5 (Self-Report version – CPSS-SR-5), a self-report measure of PTSD symptoms. Administration of the CPSSI-5 and CPSS-SR-5 will be covered in detail and participants will rate a sample CPSSI-5 and discuss the scoring rationale for the sample administration. Participants will also be introduced to Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Adolescents with PTSD, an evidence-based treatment for PTSD that is effective, flexible, and a best practice recommendation

Learning Objectives: 

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

  1. Define trauma and review DSM-5 criteria for PTSD
  2. Discuss other considerations in making diagnosis (cultural factors, differential diagnosis)
  3. Review comorbidity, prevalence, course, and prognosis of PTSD
  4. Discuss risk factors for development of PTSD
  5. Define assessment reliability and validity and discuss recommendations for PTSD assessment method and structure
  6. Discuss administration and scoring conventions of the CPSS-SR-5 and CPSSI-5
  7. Rate a sample CPSSI-5
  8. Review emotional processing theory and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Adolescents with PTSD
Intended Audience: 

This training is for Clinicians working with children and adolescents ages 8 and up who have been exposed to  trauma.

  • 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