Introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- Certificate
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Introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- Certificate

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4.2 (10 ratings)
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Last updated 2/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • What is PTSD?
  • How is PTSD diagnosed?
  • What are the symptoms of PTSD?
  • Who is likely to get PTSD?
  • Why do some people (who have experienced trauma) develop PTSD and others do not?
  • Overview of treatments for PTSD
  • Prescribed medicines often used for PTSD
  • Trauma focused therapy for PTSD
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for CBT
Requirements
  • An interest in the area of PTSD and/or mental health generally
Description

In this course we look at what is PTSD?, the causes of PTSD, the treatments for PTSD, How we can support the client with PTSD in a professional and effective manner, Psychotherapy and pharmaceutical treatments for PTSD, evidence about the likely prognosis of PTSD, Who is likely to get PTSD and why.  It is a largely lecture based, with presentations by myself Kevin O'Doherty, together with lots of narrated PowerPoint slides.  There are also resources for your use.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners and intermediate
Course content
Expand all 23 lectures 01:39:12
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:00

Welcome to the course and thank you for your purchase.  In this lecture you are introduced to the course and its content.  There is also an excellent resource by the UK based mental health charity MIND.

Preview 02:00
+ History of PTSD
1 lecture 03:57

In this lecture we begin to look at the history of PTSD from its recognition, assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

Preview 03:57
+ Symptoms of PTSD
1 lecture 06:26

We move on to looking at some of the classic symptoms to suggest that somebody may be experiencing PTSD, such as dreams, flashbacks and hyper-vigilance.

Preview 06:26
+ Hyper-vigilance in PTSD
1 lecture 04:24

Hyper-vigilance is one of the main symptoms of PTSD, where the individual is on high alert,s canning his/her environment for signs that another traumatizing event may happen.  here we look at this symptom in a bit more depth.

Hyper-vigilance in PTSD
04:24
+ Avoidance and Numbing Symptoms in PTSD
1 lecture 06:08

Avoidance of places, people and situations that remind the individual of the trauma is a classic symptoms of PTSD as is the numbing of one's emotions etc.  Here we look at these 2 symptoms.

Avoidance and Numbing Symptoms in PTSD
06:08
+ Additional Problems that Often Coincide with PTSD
1 lecture 02:47

There are a range of additional problems that are likely to affect the client with PTSD, in this lecture we explore those additional problems.

Additional Problems that Often Coincide with PTSD
02:47
+ Other Co-Occurring Problems with PTSD
1 lecture 03:11

Here we look at additional co-occurring problems in PTSD.

Other Co-Occurring Problems with PTSD
03:11
+ Examples of Traumatizing Events
1 lecture 06:07

Here we begin to look at exactly what kinds of experiences are likely to cause PTSD.

Examples of Traumatizing Events
06:07
+ Traumatic Experiences Don't Always Lead to PTSD
1 lecture 02:55

Sometimes traumatic experiences don't always lead to a diagnosis of PTSD, here we explore why.

Traumatic Experiences Don't Always Lead to PTSD
02:55
+ Substance Abuse and PTSD: Task
1 lecture 04:21

This is a task for you to complete and will aid the learning process, it is about the link between PTSD and substance abuse.

Substance Abuse and PTSD: Task
04:21