Contact Hours: 9

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, 

Course Objectives:

  • Explore information on the use of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
  • Identify the nine goals for psychiatric management of persons with PTSD or ASD
  • List the eight steps in assessment of a person with PTSD or ASD
  • Identify eight things to be considered when determining the treatment setting
  • List three characteristics which would make inpatient treatment a better choice
  • List for ways to establish and maintain a therapeutic alliance
  • Explain the most effective ways to coordinate treatment efforts
  • Identify the types of education which should be provided to patients with PTSD or ASD
  • Identify the five goals of treatment for patients with PTSD or ASD
  • Identify the three approaches which are used either alone or in combination in treating this population
  • List nine issues that should be considered when choosing the appropriate initial treatment modality
  • Describe approaches for patients who do not respond to initial treatment
  • Summarize the standard pharmacological treatment strategy for PTSD or ASD
  • Summarize the recommendations for psychotherapy with persons with PTSD or ASD

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