14 Dec 2017

Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD

Are you familiar with APA’s Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adults? Released earlier this year, the PTSD guideline recommends evidence-based treatments for PTSD and is supported by a comprehensive website of resources. Learn more about the guideline and consider how to apply it to their clinical work.

APA staff psychologist Lynn Bufka, PhD reviews various website features including:

• Information for clinicians on recommended interventions,
• PTSD assessment instruments used in the studies that informed the clinical practice guideline,
• Case examples of treatment interventions, and
• Resources for patients and families to help them understand PTSD, its causes, and its effects and treatment options.

*This webinar does NOT offer CE credit.

Speaker bio:
Lynn Bufka, PhD, is Associate Executive Director, Practice Research and Policy, at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Bufka oversees programs and projects related to expanding opportunities for professional psychology including integration of psychology in the health care delivery system, diagnostic and functional classification, clinical practice guideline development and outcomes measurement. She frequently serves as a media spokesperson for APA on these topics and other policy matters relevant to professional practice. Additionally, Dr. Bufka is a Maryland licensed psychologist and continues to provide treatment and clinical consultation on a limited basis.

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