Complex Trauma and Disorders of Extreme Stress NOS (DESNOS), (5 CEs)

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Part I: Assessment

Part II: Treatment

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors

Hours: 5

Course Description:

Description of articles:

Part I: Assessment

This article compares the Disorders of Extreme Stress NOS (DESNOS) and PTSD diagnoses to show that there is a need to expand upon our understanding about the ongoing psychological, biological and social after-effects of trauma. It outlines 6 criteria identified by the authors’ research as valid elements of the DESNOS diagnosis. This is vital information for any clinician wishing to treat persons who have experienced early life trauma.

Part II: Treatment

This article outlines 3 distinct but overlapping phases of treatment. Using clinical vignettes to demonstrate issues that arise during treatment, the authors help the reader understand how to expertly address these issues and move the client/patient to the ultimate goal. This brief article introduces novice and experienced clinicians alike, to the gold-standard of treatment for trauma-based conditions.

Course Syllabus:

Course Format

This course contains a PDF and a Word version of the articles and a test. When you’re ready, purchase the course by clicking the “Buy Now” button below. Once you have read the materials, login and go to “My Profile” to take the quiz and print your certificate for CE credits. A minimum score of 80% is required on the exam in order to be accepted by most state and national boards.

Course Objectives

Learn about:

the six criteria required to meet the Disorders of Extreme Stress NOS Diagnosis

a history of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder diagnosis

why are trauma-based disorders under recognized?

what are the differences between Borderline Personality Disorder and Disorders of Extreme Stress NOS?

what are the 3 stages of treatment needed to treat trauma-based disorders

what is the importance of skills-based work in the treatment of trauma-based disorders?

what is the ultimate goal of treatment for trauma-based disorders?

Course Materials

Complex Trauma and Disorders of Extreme Stress NOS (DESNOS) Diagnosis, Part One: Assessment

Complex Trauma and Disorders of Extreme Stress NOS (DESNOS) Diagnosis, Part Two: Treatment