PTSD Training Online
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become a household word in many places in the world. It has received increasing attention since the PTSD diagnosis was created in 1980 by the American Psychiatric Association.
Mixed messages about PTSD treatment programs
While the effects of trauma are everywhere, what to do about it seems to as elusive as it ever was. From the veterans in the US complaining about prolonged exposure, to women complaining that they're in psychotherapy forever, many corners of society promise that their approach works.
Unfortunately, the nature of randomized, clinical controlled trials doesn't lend itself easily to using very many different treatments because it's too expensive and time-consuming. We haven't had a way to assess patient's most immediate intervention needs, which takes into account the childhood adverse experiences, adult traumas, genetics, medical conditions that limit their progress, attitudinal strengths and weaknesses, and emotional regulation-until now.
The entire curriculum here at PTSD Academy is centered around the STAPLE Approach to Trauma that takes into account all of these factors, in addition to the past 150 years of psychology philosophy and world view/moral injury research.
How do I get started with PTSD Training Online?
- If you have never had any serious trauma or it was so long ago it doesn't affect your life significantly, begin with the Family, Friends, and Caregivers PTSD program.
- If you have had trauma yourself, of any type, and it bothers you at least sometimes, than even if you are a clinician of some type, I invite you to join PTSD Academy free initially by taking the 9-Line PTSD Test yourself. Take it and see from the perspective of the trauma survivor the rationale behind why it's so complicated...and how we've made it so simple to unravel.
- If you are a professional with any type of license, albeit medical, psychology, nursing, law enforcement, fire, EMS, I invite you to investigate the clinical PTSD Training programs.