Internet Treatment for PTSD
Course Description: This course is based on a journal article entitled “Internet-based treatment for PTSD reduces distress and facilitates the development of a strong therapeutic alliance: a randomized controlled clinical trial”, by Christine Knaevelsrud and Andreas Maercker, published by BMC Psychiatry, 7:13. The article can also be found on the BioMed Central website. This article describes a study that was designed to evaluate the efficacy of an internet-based therapy ( which the authors call Interapy) for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The article conclusion states “Interapy proved to be a viable treatment alternative for PTSD with large effect sizes and sustained treatment effects. A stable and positive online therapeutic relationship can be established through the Internet which improved during the treatment process.”
This article is very timely and reflects the changing nature of our world and has implications of how our profession may function in the future. This publication is an excellent article for the mental health professional, especially for professionals who are fluent in the use the internet. Social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and certified addiction professionals can benefit from this course. This course may also be helpful for midwives, dieticians and nutritionists who work with a wide array of clients and who may encounter clients who have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This course is appropriate for beginning and intermediate level practitioners who wish to develop their clinical skills using the internet.
Authors: Knaevelsrud & Maercker
Learning Objectives: This course will provide a professional with a review of a study on Internet-based treatment for PTSD. Specifically, a professional will:
· Identify the potential advantages of internet based intervention.
· Describe the therapeutic alliance that occurs in internet based therapy.
· Demonstrate knowledge of the effectiveness of internet based therapy in the treatment of PTSD.
Citation: Knaevelsrud, C. & Maercker, A. (2007). Internet-based treatment for PTSD reduces distress and facilitates the development of a strong therapeutic alliance: a randomized controlled clinical trial. BMC Psychiatry 2007, 7:13 doi:10.1186/1471-244X-7-13. For additional references, please Click Here
This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:
- Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Ce-Classes.com, Provider #1142, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2020-1/5/2023
- This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
- The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2021
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021
- The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2021.
- The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider
- Massachusetts Authorization Number: 150
- Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2021
- New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
This course is Non Interactive .