PH Webinar: Scientific Reviews of Recent Studies on the Treatment of PTSD (Jan 2016)



The Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) collaborated with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in a two-phased review of prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Phase I assessed DoD and VA collaborative efforts as well as related research studies and clinical trials. In Phase II, IOM gathered additional data from site visits at military treatment facilities (MTFs) and VA facilities and from literature reviews. Using these methods, IOM examined PTSD management systems and identified components to assist DoD and VA in closing gaps in care, improving delivery of care and increasing quality of care. In addition, several MTFs provided valuable insights into evidence-based treatments in areas of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, as well as complementary and alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, art therapy and biofeedback.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

– Define the role of scientific reviews in the treatment of PTSD
– Examine current PTSD treatment guidelines
– Identify recent scientific reviews of PTSD treatment
– Incorporate new evidence into practice

Presenters

Daniel Evatt, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Psychologist
Deployment Health Clinical Center
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Bradley Belsher, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Psychologist
Deployment Health Clinical Center
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

Moderator

Vladimir Nacev, Ph.D., ABPP
Senior Program Manager
Deployment Health Clinical Center
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

Source: Youtube