Empowering Excellence: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Military Populations
|CPD hrs:||1 hour (FPS)|
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This course provides an introduction to the key principles and practices associated with mental health practice with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with a focus on military populations. The webinar covers:
- PTSD diagnostic criteria
- Prevalence of PTSD in general and military populations
- PTSD risk factors
- Common comorbidities
- Military specific factors related to PTSD
- Barriers to care among the ADF
- Early signs and symptoms for veterans
- First and second line recommended treatment for PTSD
- Assessment and treatment planning
- A case conceptualisation – male veteran with PTSD
- Common comorbidities and sequencing treatment
- Additional clinician and patient resources
This course is relevant to social workers (and other counsellors and allied health professionals) working with individuals, families, groups and/or wider communities; including within clinical mental health settings.
- Develop an understanding the diagnostic criteria, associated features and epidemiology of PTSD in general and veteran populations
- Develop an understanding the unique factors and co-morbidities associated with PTSD among military veterans
- Learn to identify clinical treatment targets and sequencing treatment in clients with military-related PTSD and mental health comorbidities
- Increase their knowledge of evidence based psychological treatments for veterans with PTSD recognised by the Australian government and funded by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Dr Romaniuk is a senior clinical psychologist who holds Honorary and Adjunct Senior Lecturer positions at the University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) respectively, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
She is currently Principal Investigator on seven research projects focused on veteran mental health and has been the listed Principal Investigator or Investigator on research projects that have collectively received over $7 million in funding to date.
In addition to research, Dr Romaniuk has worked as a therapist since 2009 in a variety of settings including public and private hospitals, community government services, NGOs, and private practice. For the past seven years, her practice has focused on those who have experienced trauma and specifically on the assessment and treatment of current and former Australian Defence Force personnel suffering PTSD and associated comorbidities.
Method of delivery
Once you have registered for this course, all online content is available to view at your convenience via the AASW SWOT Platform.
Please ensure that your email address is accurate and updated when you register.
The online workshop duration is one hour: comprising 40 minutes of video and at least 20 minutes for the case conceptualisation exercise.
This course can be claimed under Focussed Psychological Strategies for CPD purposes, consistent with the CPD requirements for Accredited Mental Health Social Workers.
- Register for this course by following the link to the right
- Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing all access instructions.
For further information regarding the Empowering Excellence Program, please contact the AASW CPD Team on (03) 9320 1003 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.