On Demand Professional Workshop Series: Best Practices In PTSD Clinical Care: How To Optimize Recovery After Trauma
This recorded presentation was originally reviewed on December 6, 2021, and broadcast live online on December 3, from 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ET.
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About 7% of people will develop PTSD in their lifetime, and it is projected that this will remain constant as both civilians, veterans, and active-duty service members continue to encounter traumatic experiences. Notably, PTSD is a heterogeneous disorder with its hallmark symptom of avoidance making PTSD difficult for providers to effectively assess and treat. To support providers this talk will focus on identifying and assessing for Criterion A stressors and the four symptom clusters of PTSD; recognize the key points of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for PTSD; understand how Measurement Based Care can be utilized to optimize clinical outcomes; and provide National Center for PTSD resources and educational products.
This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Identify and assess for Criterion A stressors and the four symptom clusters of PTSD
- Describe the key points of the 2017 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for PTSD
- Recognize how Measurement Based Care can be utilized to optimize clinical outcomes
- List at least three National Center for PTSD resources and educational products
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About these speakers
Erin Romero, PhD is the Program Manager for the Trauma Recovery and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Services at the VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS), the VISN5 PTSD Mentor and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Romero collaborates with the National Center for PTSD Mentor Program on several projects as the PTSD Mentoring Program Data Management Coordinator. In addition to her administrative duties, Dr. Romero provides direct clinical care to Veterans diagnosed with PTSD across the eras and participates in PTSD related research. She has specialized training in evidence-based therapy for PTSD and is a Regional Trainer and Consultant for Cognitive Processing Therapy. Dr. Romero has been affiliated with Veterans Affairs (VA) since 2008. She received her doctoral degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Psychology and undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.
Lisa-Ann Cuccurullo, PsyD is a clinical psychologist whose current work is focused on facilitating the use of empirically supported treatments by clinicians treating veterans in rural areas. Her clinical work has focused on cognitive behavioral treatments for PTSD and other post-trauma related symptoms. She works with the National Center for PTSD Mentoring Program, Consultation Program, and Education Team, to support the field in their efforts to provide gold standard treatment for PTSD. She is a consultant in the VA's national rollout of Prolonged Exposure. Prior to her position at the National Center for PTSD, she was the Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator and Assistant Director of Psychology Clinical Training at the Southeast Louisiana Veteran's Health Care System, and a clinical instructor at Tulane University School of Medicine Dr. Cuccurullo received her doctorate in clinical psychology from La Salle University and completed her clinical internship and a PTSD fellowship at the Southeast Louisiana Veteran's Health Care System.
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Lisa-Ann Cuccurullo, PsyD, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. She will not discuss any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, in this presentation.
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Professional Workshop Series: Best Practices In PTSD Clinical Care: How To Optimize Recovery After Trauma
Erin Romero, Ph.D
Program Manager for the Trauma Recovery and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Services
VA Maryland Health Care System
Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Lisa-Ann Cuccurullo, PsyD
Consultant- National Center for PTSD
New Orleans, LA
Originally reviewed December 6, 2021.
Originally broadcast live December 3, 2021, from 9:00 am - 12:15 pm ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: February 7, 2024
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