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Psychological Health Webinar

Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The Defense Health Agency (DHA) Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) provides the Military Health System with current and emerging psychological health clinical and educational information. In support of these efforts, we will be hosting our free monthly webinar series on 14 December 2017 from 1– 2:30 p.m. (ET).

This month’s educational webinar is titled, “2017 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder: A Revised Framework to Assess and Treat Patients”. This webinar provides continuing education (CE) credits for various medical professionals and will facilitate discussions on the clinical practice guideline’s key recommendations, as well as focus on the importance of patient-centered treatment planning and shared decision-making, the provision of trauma-informed psychotherapy, and over-arching pharmacology treatment recommendations.

For more information, please see the event summary below.

We hope you will be able to attend and please feel free to forward this invitation on to any colleagues who may benefit from the content we will be covering.


Psychological Health Webinar Details
Dec. 14, 2017
1-2:30 p.m. (ET)


2017 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder: A Revised Framework to Assess and Treat Patients.

Since the 2010 release of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) clinical practice guideline for the management of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a growing body of research has expanded the general knowledge and understanding of PTSD and other stress related disorders. Improved recognition of the complexities of acute stress reaction (ASR), acute stress disorder (ASD), and PTSD has led to the adoption of new and/or refined strategies to manage and treat patients with these conditions. A revised VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder was released in June 2017 to provide health care providers with a framework to evaluate, treat, and manage the needs and preferences of patients with PTSD and ASD. The new guideline incorporates current diagnostics as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (2013) and evidence-informed recommendations from the VA/DoD Management of PTSD Work Group.

This presentation will briefly review the purpose of the clinical practice guideline and discuss its key recommendations. In addition, the presentation will focus on the importance of patient-centered treatment planning and shared decision-making; the provision of trauma-informed psychotherapy, and over-arching pharmacology treatment recommendations. The presentation will conclude by identifying new clinical support tools available for providers, patients, and family members to help attendees implement these evidence-informed recommendations in their practice.

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain who participates in the development of a VA/DoD clinical practice guideline
  • Determine key recommendations from the 2017 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder
  • Identify first-line PTSD treatment recommendations
  • Examine clinical support tools that align with the clinical practice guideline that are available for providers, patients, and family members

Presenters:

David Riggs, Ph.D.
Professor/Chair, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology Executive Director, Center for Deployment Psychology Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda, Maryland

Paula Schnurr, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder White River Junction, Vermont Professor of Psychiatry Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Hanover, New Hampshire

Corinne K.B. Devlin MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Chief, Evidence Based Practice
U.S. Army Medical Command
Clinical Performance Assurance Directorate (CPAD) Office of Evidence Based Practice Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Moderator:

Holly N. O’Reilly, Ph.D.
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Evidence Based Practice Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

This continuing education activity is provided through collaboration between the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Education and Training Directorate (J7) and Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) Dec. 14, 2017, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

Registration

Please note, registration is required for each webinar regardless if the participant has an existing PESG account. Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.

Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect to attend the webinar. If you have questions or need assistance, please email the webinar team.