Evidence-Based Treatments and Resilience Training for Civilian Trauma Survivor

This is a 2 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on October 21, 2022 as part of the Collective Trauma Conference

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The efficacy of psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is empirically well documented. Many well-controlled trials with a variety of trauma survivors demonstrate that trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is effective in treating PTSD.

This lecture gives an overview of available empirically supported psychotherapies for PTSD. Although each have their unique characteristics, they also have much in common. In fact, the commonalities far outweigh the differences. Many such commonalities will be discussed in detail. Pharmacotherapeutic options will also be addressed.

We’ll also look at promising future developments. These may include combination treatments for comorbidities, “mini-interventions” for specific trans-diagnostic problems, and treatment elements for enhancing resilience, such as mindfulness-based approaches. And we’ll discuss why psychotherapists working with trauma survivors need to develop their cultural sensitivity.

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be better able to—

  • Identify the difference between trauma and trauma-related psychological disorders
  • Differentiate the diagnostic criteria of acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and complex posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Understand the differences and commonalities of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches for trauma survivors
  • Develop an overview of medications for posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Learn about resilience to stress and resilience training

Ulrich Schnyder, MD, is a psychiatrist, licensed psychotherapist, and Professor Emeritus of psychiatry and psychotherapy at University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Until 2018, Ulrich was head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital Zurich. His scientific activities are focused on various aspects of traumatic stress research, including epidemiology, neurobiology, psychotherapy, and pharmacotherapy for PTSD, and resilience to stress. More recently, he has focused on refugee mental health and the emotional, psychosocial, and physical consequences of child maltreatment.

Dr. Schynyder is past President of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), the International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP), and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). In 2013, he received the ESTSS Wolter de Loos Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychotraumatology in Europe, and in 2016, he received the ISTSS Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ulrich Schnyder is Honorary Member of the International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP).

TimeTopic Covered
1st hour
  • Identify the difference between trauma and trauma-related psychological disorders
  • Differentiate the diagnostic criteria of acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and complex posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Understand the differences and commonalities of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches for trauma survivors
2nd hour
  • Develop an overview of medications for posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Learn about resilience to stress and resilience training

This training offers 2 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

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For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals, including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

This course is an intermediate-advanced level.

 2 Hour Webinar RateCAD $99.00

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