This is the ninth in a series of twelve courses on serving Veteran populations.  They can be taken in order or as stand-alone courses.

Available as a live course. Contact us for information.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE


Description: This module finishes the overviews of the Clinical Practice Guidelines with the guideline on Chronic Pain.  The study then starts the reviews of the evidence-based therapy models recommended for use with Veteran populations.  Great advances have been made in the availability of evidence-based treatments and strategies for engaging Veterans into planning services tailored to their individual needs. The two evidence-based practices discussed in Module Nine are Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.  We will include information on underlying assumptions, stages, and techniques for both models.

Objectives:  Participants will be able to:
Describe the assessment, management, MH treatment and follow-up of Chronic Pain.
Discuss the basic treatment methods of Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
Describe the general course of PET treatment sessions.
Discuss the basic treatment methods of Cognitive Processing Therapy
Describe the general course of CPT treatment sessions.

CE Credits: 6 CE

CE Broker #: 20-576137​

Hour One:   Clinical Practice Guideline Summary for Chronic Pain
Hour Two:  Clinical Practice Guideline Summary for Chronic Pain
Hour Three:  Evidence-based practice:  Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Hour Four:  Evidence-based practice:  Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Hour Five:  Evidence-based practice:  Cognitive Processing Therapy
Hour Six:  Evidence-based practice:  Cognitive Processing Therapy

Methods:  Study guide, pre and posttests, evaluation, Q and A by email.

Purpose: To prepare social service (mental health, peer support, and allied professionals) practitioners to provide knowledgeable and competent intervention with Veterans and their families who present with problems and concerns related to their military service experiences.

Target Audience:  The target audience includes all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DoD) providers, private health care professionals (to include nurses, advance practice nurses, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists) who work with Veterans and their families.

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