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2021 The Look & Feel of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

This course discusses the causes, symptoms, risk factors, assessment & diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Goals & Objectives:

  1. The student will be able to identify the characteristics, definition, and basic criteria of PTSD and its diagnosis.
  2. The student will gain an understanding of the reasons behind mental health stigma, as well as what mental health is as a general concept.
  3. The student will be able to identify at least 3 elements of Trauma and how it can develop into PTSD
  4. The student will gain an understanding of anxiety, and how it can lead to stress
  5. The student will be able to identify Signs | Symptoms | Effects of anxiety and stress
  6. The student will be able to identify at least 2 instruments for testing for PTSD, assessing and diagnosing using the DSM-V, on a very general level.
  7. The student will gain an understanding of PTSD and the potential for comorbidity with other disorders
  8. The student will gain an understanding of the causes of suicide, signs to watch for, and elements of intervention
  9. The student will be able to identify measures for prevention of suicidal ideation, resilience, and be able to list at least 3 risk factors for suicidal thoughts.
  10. The student will be able to demonstrate the process of Debriefing to help process trauma
  11. The student will be able to identify at least 3 methods of Treatment for mental health disorders related to suicide
  12. The student will be able to identify at least 3 resources that can be provided to assist an individual with mental health challenges