Welcome to the Home Study Course sponsored by the Healthcare Training Institute. This course is entitled, Treating PTSD: Natural Disasters, Sexual Abuse, & Combat. Hi. My name is James Brennen. I will be the narrator of this CD
set. The Institute has provided quality education since 1979.
The purpose of the course is to assist you in increasing your knowledge regarding
how to treat patients, clients, etc. dealing with Ethical Recall Issues. As
each case study is given, if the concepts seem to be applicable to your situation,
I encourage you to turn your CD player off and make a few notes regarding the
application of the principle to your setting.
The questions in your Answer Booklet are sequential and
deal with the section of content that preceded it. For this reason,
to facilitate the answering of each question, you might read the question
from the Answer Booklet prior to listening to that CD track. By knowing
what the question is ahead of time, you will then know the content to listen
for that contains the answer. So
just a hint, after you write down the answer to a question in your Answer Booklet,
read on to the next question in order to give you a "heads
up" to listen for the content that contains the answer to the next question.
Merely write the correct letter on the corresponding blank line in your answer
booklet. Each answer is only used once. Keep in mind there is nothing trick
or hard about these questions. They are merely intended to verify the
playing of this CD.
For the purpose of brevity, most generally, I will use the term "therapists" or "mental
health professional." However, don’t let these terms deter
you from applying the concepts to your situations. When you hear the
word "therapists," if your job title is social worker, psychologist,
marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, professional counselor,
resident director, program assistant, etc. merely substitute the appropriate
term that is the most meaningful to you. In short, don’t let my use of
the term "therapists" cognitively set you off track from hearing
the content because your job title is school counselor, for example. I
will also use the term "client" for the purposes of brevity. However,
if you deal with patients, residents, students, consumers, etc., transpose "client" for
the term that is the most meaningful to you in your work setting.
On this CD set we will discuss such topics as: identifying how trauma affects
a specific client, reexperiencing the trauma, adaptation reactions to trauma,
depression and PTSD, client’s emotional comprehension, survivor guilt
and self-destructive behaviors, three levels of victimization, triggers, coping
with triggers, recalling the trauma, emotional recall, unresolved anger, unresolved
grief, and empowerment.
So, let’s get started...