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CDP Presents: PTSD, Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth in Traumatized Military Service Members and Veterans


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Faculty:
Steven Mark Southwick
Duration:
90 Minutes
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Webinar
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  • Wed, Nov 06, 2019 - 12:00p to 01:30p EST

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Program Description

 

In this 90-minute webinar, participants will learn more about responses to traumatic stress with a focus on post-traumatic stress disorder, resilience and posttraumatic growth. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats and even significant sources of stress…” Posttraumatic growth (PTG) has been defined as “positive psychological changes as a result of struggling with traumatic or highly challenging circumstances.”  This session will review psychosocial, neurobiological and spiritual factors that have been associated with resilience and PTG. It will highlight that there is a science to mastering life’s greatest challenges, that virtually anyone can learn to become more resilient, and that growth is possible even in the context of pain, suffering and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Much of the scientific data and most of the case examples will come from active duty military members and Veterans who have survived severe traumas. The relevance of resilience and PTG research to clinical work/treatment with trauma survivors will be discussed with the ultimate goal of enhancing well-being among military trauma survivors.

 

Learning Objectives 

  1. Define resilience and posttraumatic growth.
  2. Discuss psychosocial factors associated with resilience and posttraumatic growth.
  3. Appraise the potential relationship between PTSD and posttraumatic growth. 
  4. Articulate ways to enhance active duty military and veteran well-being through resilience-enhancing strategies.

Target audience: This introductory level webinar is appropriate for mental health professionals, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses and other professionals working with military Service members, Veterans, or their families.

 

This activity is approved for 1.5 continuing education credits (CEs)

 

The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Credits


American Psychological Association (APA)

The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



Faculty

Steven Mark Southwick's Profile

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M.D. Yale School of Medicne, Glenn H. Greenberg Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry


Steven Southwick is the Glenn H. Greenberg Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Resilience at the Yale University School of Medicine, former Director of the PTSD/Anxiety Disorders Clinical Program of VA Connecticut, and former Deputy Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Division of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  He has published extensively in the scientific literature on phenomenology and neurobiology of PTSD and resilience, and he has worked with a wide range of trauma survivors including combat veterans with PTSD, civilian children and adults with PTSD and very high functioning stress-resilient former prisoners of war, Navy Seals and active Special Forces soldiers.  Dr. Southwick has been awarded numerous research and training grants, has been included in the Thompson list of Most Highly Cited Researchers and has been selected for Best Doctors in America each year from 1998-2018. He served in the United States Army 564th Military Police Company from 1968-1970.

 

 

Dr. Southwick has the following financial interests to disclose: 

Author for Cambridge University Press, and receives royalty payments


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