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Advanced Training in Cognitive Therapy for Veteran-Specific PTSD

Advanced Training in Cognitive Therapy for Veteran-Specific PTSD


Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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From: January 17, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Scott Michael, Ph.D.

Details: Cognitive therapy is an effective tool in addressing PTSD. One such approach, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), is cited as a first-line treatment for PTSD in the most recent VA/DoD clinical practice guidelines. This training is intended to be a more in-depth examination of military-related trauma and how it impacts the Veterans with PTSD. Participants will gain insight into a variety of ways that PTSD-related beliefs can impact current function. Furthermore, they will learn how to use cognitive therapy more effectively to address those beliefs.

Objectives: 1). Participants will improve their abilities to recognize PTSD-related cognitive distortions, especially those related to military-based trauma. 2). Participants will gain improved skills in implementing Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD with their Veteran clients. 3). Participants will be able to describe new strategies for effectively cognitively restructuring trauma-related beliefs in the areas of safety, trust, power/control, esteem, and intimacy.

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.