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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Management (P.T.S.D.)

Practitioner level 4

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Management
  • Be awarded the professional ASC Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY P.T.S.D. Management Practitioner
  • Receive the Level 4 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

In recent years research has advanced our understanding of P.T.S.D. and its treatment. P.T.S.D. can be caused by exposure to a wide range of traumatic events and the mental and physical impact and suffering indicates a need for therapeutic assistance.  The information in this course will provide a greater awareness of the need for prompt recognition of symptoms and current treatment strategies that can benefit clients, their families and those who work with them. This course would be a useful adjunct to the stress and psychotherapy courses.

Syllabus

  • Lesson One
    • What is PTSD?
      • Introduction
      • History
      • Definitions
      • What are Potentially Traumatic Events or Stressors?
  • Lesson Two
    • What Causes PTSD to Develop?/ Risk Factors and Vulnerability
      • Wars
      • Large-Scale Disasters
      • Other Disasters
      • In Summary
      • Risk Factors and Vulnerability
  • Lesson Three
    • The Stress Response
      • ‘Good’ Stress
      • The ‘Fight or Flight’ Response
      • Acute and Chronic Stress
      • Biology
      • What Happens in an Abnormal Stress Response?
      • Does Genetic Makeup Play a Key Role?
      • In Summary
  • Lesson Four
    • The Negative Effects of Stress
      • The Immune System
      • Immune System Dysfunction
      • Physical Complications of Chronic Stress
      • Psychological Complications of Chronic Stress
  • Lesson Five
    • Assessment and Diagnosis
      • Data Processing
      • Documentation
      • In Summary
  • Lesson Six
    • Interviewing Techniques for PTSD Therapists/Counsellor Assessment Tools
      • Questioning
      • Other Verbal Techniques
      • Non-verbal Techniques
      • Active Listening
      • Summary
      • Assessment Tools
      • TSI (Trauma Symptom Inventory) Belief Scale
      • Trauma Assessment Inventories
      • Lesson Seven
      • Assessment Tools (Continued)
      • The CAPS-I Rating Scale
      • Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule – Revised (ADIS-R)
      • The Penn Inventory
      • Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI)
      • Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
      • Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)
      • Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS)
      • The Stroop Colour Word Test
      • Psychiatric Diagnostic Screening Questionnaire (PDSQ)
      • The Post-Traumatic Checklist Scale (PCLS)
      • My Worst Experience Scale (MWES)
      • The MENT Test
      • DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
      • Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale (DSM-IV, AXIS V)
  • Lesson Eight
    • Intervention Strategies
      • The Mitchell Model of Psychological Debriefing
      • Effectiveness of Debriefing
      • Benefits of Debriefing
      • Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM)
      • Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment of Clients
  • Lesson Nine
    • Medication
      • Antidepressants
      • Anxiolytics
      • Anticonvulsants
      • Mood Stabilisers
  • Lesson Ten
    • Helping Clients to Cope
      • Working Towards Recovery
      • Building Resilience
      • Coping Styles
      • Maladaptive Coping Strategies
      • Positive or Adaptive Coping Responses
  • Lesson Eleven
    • Post-Traumatic Therapy (PTT)/ Treatment Options
      • Foundations
      • The Principles of Therapy
      • Treatment Options
      • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
      • Case Study
  • Lesson Twelve
    • Psychotherapy Theories and Theorists/ Further Treatment Options
      • Sigmund Freud
      • Carl Jung
      • Other Theorists
      • Goals of Psychotherapy
      • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
      • Case Study
      • Conclusion

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.