PTSD and Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Effective
Digital Seminar

PTSD and Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Effective Treatment


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Faculty:
Stephanie Moulton Sarkis
Duration:
5 Hours 41 Minutes
Copyright :
Oct 02, 2013
Product Code:
POS061755
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

  • Changes in Criteria for DSM-5®
  • New DSM-5® Category for Preschool PTSD
  • Long Term Treatment vs Brief Crisis Interventions
  • Psychotropic Medications -Benefits & Side Effects

Childhood presentations of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be difficult to identify and treat. Watch this seminar and learn cutting-edge strategies for children who present in your practice with symptoms of PTSD. You will learn interventions for both immediate post-trauma and long-term treatment. In the new DSM-5®, there is a new feature in the diagnosis of PTSD – a preschool subtype for children ages six and younger. You will learn the new criteria as this change will impact how you diagnose and treat children with PTSD.

Discover why some children develop PTSD symptoms, while others do not – even after being exposed to the same traumatic event. You will learn what psychotropic medications are prescribed for PTSD in the pediatric population, along with benefits and side effects. Find out what you can do as a clinician to reduce your client’s symptoms and protect your client from future recurrences of PTSD.

Credits

CPD

This online program is worth 5.75 hours CPD.


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Faculty

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis's Profile

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis Related seminars and products: 3

Ph.D., NCC, LMHC, Author, Psychotherapist

Private Practice


Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D., NCC, LMHC, is the author of four books: the bestselling 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals (2nd edition, 2011); Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (2011); ADD and Your Money: A Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (2009); and Making the Grade with ADD: A Student’s Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder (2008). Her fifth book, Natural Relief for Adult ADHD: Complementary Strategies for Increasing Focus, Attention, and Motivation With or Without Medication, comes out in the Spring of 2015.

Dr. Sarkis is a blogger for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. She is an adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University (FA U) and is a sub-investigator at FA U Clinical Research Studies. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Boca Raton, Florida, where she also has a private practice. In 2001, she received an American Psychological Association Outstanding Dissertation Award for her research on executive functions and their impact on pediatric comorbid ADHD.

Dr. Sarkis has been published numerous times, including in the Journal of Attention Disorders, the National Psychologist, and The ADHD Report. She has presented numerous venues, including ACA, CHADD, ICP, and PESI. She has made several media appearances, including CNN “Health Minute”, ABC News, Fox News, Sirius Satellite Radio, Woman’s Day, and First Business Television. Dr. Sarkis is featured in the book The Gift of Adult ADD by Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D. Dr. Sarkis, in conjunction with the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), created the Moulton-Farnsworth Scholarship for college students with ADHD. Dr. Sarkis’ website is www.stephaniesarkis.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephanie Sarkis is employed by the Florida Atlantic University. She is an author for New Harbinger Publications and receives royalties. She writes a blog for Psychology Today and Huffington Post. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Stephanie Sarkis has a leadership relationship with the Attention Deficit Disorder Association.


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Objectives

  • Summarize major differences between childhood PTSD and adult PTSD.
  • Discuss the new DSM-5® PTSD pre-school subtype and developmental changes in the diagnosis of PTSD
  • Identify treatments for PTSD in children, including specific cognitive-behavioral and play therapy interventions.
  • Discuss the benefits of long-term treatment versus brief crisis interventions for pediatric PTSD.
  • Identify psychotropic medications prescribed for pediatric PTSD.
  • Relate the future directions of research on pediatric PTSD.

Outline

Developmental Course of PTSD

  • Children
    • Changes in criteria for DSM-5® (2013)
    • Influence of PTSD
    • ADHD, depression, and anxiety’s
  • Adults
    • Changes in expression of symptoms

PTSD & Trauma in Children – Case Studies

  • Columbine High School shootings (1999)
  • Indian Ocean tsunami (2004)
  • Hurricane Katrina (2005)
  • China flooding (2010)
  • Japan tsunami (2011)
  • Exposure to community violence
  • Children with a history of abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Physical abuse
    • Witnesses to domestic violence

DSM-5® (2013) – PTSD Pre-school Subtype

  • New subcategory for PTSD
    • Children younger than 6 years old
    • Symptom clusters
    • Minimum symptom requirements
    • Witnessing parent trauma
  • Application to bullying and domestic violence

On-site Trauma Treatment for Pediatric PTSD

  • Crisis therapy treatments
    • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
    • Psychological First Aid (PFA)
  • Debriefing
  • Psychoeducation for parents

Clinical Treatments for Pediatric PTSD & Trauma

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
      • Cognitive restructuring
    • Desensitization
    • Imaginal exposure
    • Rehearsal of traumatic experience
  • Play therapy
    • Relationship-based
    • Storytelling
    • Reenactment
    • Puppetry
    • Sandtray play
    • Filial play therapy
    • Sports/games therapy
  • Art therapy
    • Formal Elements of Art Therapy Scale
    • Chapman Art Therapy Treatment Intervention
    • Trauma-Informed for sexual abuse
  • Group therapy
    • Multi-Modality Trauma Treatment
      • CBT
      • School-based psychosocial treatment
    • Brief trauma/grief-focused psychotherapy
  • Parental/caregiver participation
    • Social support
    • Stable home environment
  • Medications
    • Antidepressants
    • Anxiolytics

Future research on PTSD & Trauma in children

  • Genetic links and markers predisposing children to PTSD
  • School violence and development of PTSD

Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Teachers/Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, and other Mental Health Professionals

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