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    • October 12, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Olsen Center, Des Moines University
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    IPA Fall Conference 2018

    Recent Advances in the Assessment & Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    Friday, October 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Olsen Center, Des Moines University

    3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312

    The Iowa Psychological Association 2018 Fall Conference will feature Dr. Terence Keane, Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology at Boston University School of Medicine; Associate Chief of Staff for Research at VA Boston Healthcare System; and Director of the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD; He is also the current President of the American Psychological Foundation.

    The conference will include 6 total CEUs.  

    Accommodations: Hotel rooms are reserved at the Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus (1050 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314) at the group rate of $99/night plus tax for the night of October 11, 2018. Hotel rooms may be reserved by clicking here or calling 515-283-0151. Reservations need to be made by September 20, 2018 to receive the block rate.

    Conference Parking: Please park in the “Parking Ramp” and proceed north through Des Moines University Clinic to Olsen Center https://www.dmu.edu/about/campus/.

    Social Hour: IPA will be hosting a social from 5-7pm after the conference at a location yet to be determined. Appetizers will be hosted by IPA. Please email your RSVP to ipa@iowapsychology.org

    Registration: Registration is to be completed online.

    Wi-Fi may be accessed as follows:

    • Network: DMUguest
    • Open a web browser and attempt to navigate to a website, you will be redirected to guestwireless.dmu.edu
    • Read the Acceptable Use Policy
    • Enter email address and click “Accept”   

    Please complete the online registration process. Registration will close on October 4, 2018 at noon. There will no refunds or cancellations after October 4, 2018

    Individuals needing special assistance (ADA, allergies, etc.) should notify Suzanne Hull, Executive Director, Iowa Psychological Association: ipa@iowapsychology.org or 515-250-6366.

    8am – 8:20am

    Registration opens

    8:20am – 8:30am

    Welcome and opening remarks

    8:30am – 10am

    Recent Advances in the Psychological Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. (1.5 CEU)

    1.    To learn the prevalence of exposure to traumatic events and the eventual development of PTSD.

    2.    To understand the various conceptual models currently employed to understand the development of PTSD and to guide treatment.

    3.    To understand the treatment methods known to promote improvement for individuals with PTSD.

    4.    To equip oneself with treatment strategies and techniques to employ with PTSD patients.

    10am – 10:30am

    Morning break

    10:30am – 12pm

    Recent Advances in the Psychological Treatment of PTSD (1.5 CEU)

    Recent advances in the psychological treatment of PTSD indicate that there are now multiple treatments available with great promise. In particular, there are about fifty randomized clinical trials examining the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral treatments (CBT) for PTSD. Impressively, these treatments appear to be successful in treating PTSD secondary to a wide variety of traumatic life events to include military combat trauma.

    The purpose of this lecture is to provide a systematic overview of the theoretical conceptualization underlying many of the proven treatments, to describe the approaches suggested for treating PTSD, and to review the existing literature on treatment efficacy. As well, few studies to date address systematically the outcomes associated with group treatments for PTSD, internet self help approaches, and studies of the interaction of pharmacotherapy and CBT.

    Strategies will be suggested to improve and enhance the acceptance and adaptation of empirically supported psychosocial treatments for PTSD in clinical settings.

    12pm – 1pm

    Membership Activity

    1pm – 2:30pm

    Current Methods for Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD (1.5 CEU)

    This program is designed for practitioners working with patients who have been exposed to life-threatening or traumatic events and who develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is one of the most prevalent of all psychological disorders and is being more readily recognized in clinical practices worldwide.

    Participants will learn contemporary methods for assessing patients with PTSD and will also learn current models to evaluate patients with this debilitating condition in a variety of settings including clinics, primary care, residential settings, and forensic settings. Case presentation will form a vital part of the presentation and considerable time will be devoted to new methods and models for evaluating PTSD.

    Specific processes and instruments to be covered will be the Clinician’s Administered PTSD Scale, the PTSD Checklist, the MMPI-II and its PTSD Scale; the PTSD Screen, and the Mississippi Scale. Information on measures of functioning for use in examining people for disability (i.e., SSI, DOD Boarding, and VA pensions) will also be included in this session.

    2:30pm – 3pm

    Break

    3pm – 4:30pm

    American Psychological Foundation: Current Status and Future Directions (1.5 CEU)

     

    Learning Objectives for: Recent Advances in the Psychological Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

    1.    To learn the prevalence of exposure to traumatic events and the eventual development of PTSD.

    2.    To understand the various conceptual models currently employed to understand the development of PTSD and to guide treatment.

    3.    To understand the treatment methods known to promote improvement for individuals with PTSD.

    4.    To equip oneself with treatment strategies and techniques to employ with PTSD patients.

     

    Description of the Workshop:

    This program is designed for practitioners working with patients who have been exposed to life-threatening or traumatic events and who develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is one of the most prevalent of all psychological disorders and is being more readily recognized in clinical practices worldwide.

    Recent advances in our understanding of PTSD indicate that there are now multiple treatments available that hold great promise. In particular, there are more than a hundred randomized clinical trials examining the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral treatments (CBT) for PTSD. Impressively, these treatments appear to be successful in treating PTSD secondary to a wide variety of traumatic life events to include military combat trauma.

    The purpose of this lecture is to provide a systematic overview of the theoretical conceptualization underlying many of the proven treatments, to describe the approaches suggested for treating PTSD, and to review the existing literature on treatment efficacy. As well, few studies to date address systematically the outcomes associated with group treatments for PTSD, internet self help approaches, and studies of the interaction of pharmacotherapy and CBT.

    Strategies will be suggested to improve and enhance the acceptance and adaptation of empirically supported psychosocial treatments for PTSD in clinical settings.

    Participants will learn contemporary methods for assessing patients with PTSD and will also learn current models to evaluate patients with this debilitating condition in a variety of settings including clinics, primary care, residential settings, and forensic settings. Case presentation will form a vital part of the presentation and considerable time will be devoted to new methods and models for evaluating PTSD.

    Specific processes and instruments to be covered will be the Clinician’s Administered PTSD Scale, the PTSD Checklist, the MMPI-II and its PTSD Scale; the PTSD Screen, and the Mississippi Scale. Information on measures of functioning for use in examining people for disability (i.e., SSI, DOD Boarding, and VA pensions) will also be included in this session.

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