Meditation in Treating PTSD
$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate
CE Course Description
Evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs), such as Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy, are generally the first-line interventions for PTSD. Unfortunately, many Veterans still have diagnosable PTSD following EBPs or prefer to try other strategies. This CE course explores ways to supplement existing treatments, reduce barriers to engagement in EBPs, and provide alternative for individuals who are affected by PTSD.
Article Author: Alexander Talkovsky, PhD and Ariel Lang, PhD, MPH
Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)
CE Course Objectives
1. Investigate for which symptoms mindfulness has been demonstrated to be a significant negative predictor.
2. Examine which meditation-based treatment has the most supporting data for merit.
3. Elucidate how many mindfulness-based meditation sessions are needed for Veterans to have a significant reduction in their cortisol awakening response.
4. Identify the practice modifications of “trauma-sensitive” yoga that help trauma survivors feel safer.
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