Evidence-Based Group Treatments for Survivors of Catastrophic Trauma

Online Course
$80.00 – List Price
$80.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
CE Credits
Exam Items

In this INTERMEDIATE workshop on group therapy for survivors of psychological trauma, two manualized treatments are presented: trauma focus group therapy (TFGT), a behavioral model incorporating skills-building and trauma exposure; and present-centered group therapy (PCGT), a supportive approach informed by schema theory. Demonstration, didactics, and discussion center on group interventions for specific PTSD symptom clusters, as well as trauma-based attitudes, beliefs, and feelings. Application to recent trauma (e.g., war, terrorism, natural disaster) emphasizes adjustment issues, reintegration into community, and depathologizing of distress.

Part of the APA Online Academy Convention Workshop Presentations Campus.

Learning Objectives
  • Detail the rationale for and the core components of trauma focus group treatment, (TFGT) for PTSD,
  • Detail the rationale for the core components of present centered group treatment (PCGT) for PTSD,
  • Articulate key considerations for the appropriate staging and pacing of group PTSD treatments, and
  • Specify at least three strategies for addressing common group treatment for PTSD implementation impediments.
Shirley M. Glynn, PhD; David W. Foy, PhD; William S. Unger; Melissa S. Wattenberg; Barbara L. Niles, PhD
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