VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for

The Management Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder And Acute Stress Disorder

By the VA/DOD Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense


A continuing education course for 10 ces

consisting of reading and taking a post-test on:

VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for The Management Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder And Acute Stress Disorder




is approved by the:

APA - is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
CA BBS - California Board of Behavioral Science accepts our CE Provider Approvals through APA, NASW, and NBCC. Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling (BAP 753 )
NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals (#575)
NBCC - National Board for Certified Counselors - has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6055. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. (ACEP #6055)
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (#1761)
The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners (#6246)
maintains responsibility for the program.




Learning Objectives

After this class, the clinician will be able to:

1.         List steps in triaging and managing acute traumatic stress.

2.         List how to provide routine screening for trauma and related symptoms.

3.         Evaluate diagnoses of trauma syndromes and co-morbidities

4.         Enumerate medical disorders/symptoms, mental health disorders, and psychosocial problems that commonly coexist with PTSD.

5.         List how to screen for depression, suicidality and other psychiatric comorbidities in the PTSD population.

6.         Enumerate how to assess patterns of current and past use of substances by persons with trauma histories or PTSD to identify substance misuse or dependency (alcohol, nicotine, prescribed drugs, and illicit drugs).

7.         Demonstrate tools to assess pain (acute and chronic) and sleep disturbances in patients with PTSD.

8.         List tools to assess and include in the treatment plan high-risk behaviors (e.g., smoking, alcohol/drug use, unsafe weapon storage, dangerous driving, unprotected sex, needle sharing, human immunodeficiency virus [HIV], hepatitis risks) that can occur in patients with PTSD.

9.         Evaluate and analyze evidence-based management of trauma-related symptoms and functioning.

10.       List proactive strategies to promote resilience and prevent trauma-related stress disorders.


To receive credit students must
  • Register for the course (order on-line or call toll-free 888-777-3773), after which you will receive the course material and the post-test.

  • The course consists of reading the VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for The Management Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder And Acute Stress Disorder which is included as a PDF
  • Pass the post-test

  • Upon passing the test, print out your own certificate of completion!

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Your test will be graded online, so the moment you have passed, you may print out your certificate of completion.

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Cost of the 10 CE course is $120, which includes the ebook

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