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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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   Nancy Evans, BS
   Tracey Long, RN, PhD, APRN

Contact hours: 2
Expiration date: August 1, 2021
Course price: $19

If you are licensed in West Virginia, please click here for the West Virginia version of this course.

Course Summary

An overview of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its implication for veterans, their families, and the community. Includes symptoms and diagnostic criteria, populations at risk for PTSD, treatment modalities, and resources for veterans, families, and healthcare providers.

This course has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification.

The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Introductory
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

A score of 80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


To find specific accreditations or approvals, click here.

Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Define post traumatic stress disorder and discuss its implications for the family and community.
  2. List 4 categories of PTSD symptoms and their diagnostic criteria.
  3. Identify 5 populations at risk for PTSD.
  4. Explain the CAPS-5 criteria for assessment and diagnosis of PTSD.
  5. Compare and contrast 4 treatment modalities for PTSD.
  6. List at least 4 resources where families and healthcare professionals can learn more about PTSD.