PTSD Vicarious Traumatization: Towards Recognition & Resilience-Building
Fred D. Gusman, MSW; Pamela J. Swales, PhD
CE Credit: 2 Hours
Learning Level: Intermediate
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This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).
Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.
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Pamela J. Swales, PhD, is a psychologist at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - Palo Alto Health Care System. She received her degree in clinical psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, California and completed a three-year NIMH postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. During her graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowship, she developed both research and clinical expertise in the anxiety disorders, pharmacological and cognitive-behavioral treatments for Panic Disorder and its related disorders, and the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of older adults with psychiatric disorders. Since joining the NCPTSD-Education Division nine years ago, she has focused on developing innovative ways to translate science-into-practice and for the dissemination (e.g. nationwide live, satellite broadcasts, dvds, videos, web-based curricula) of state-of-the-art knowledge related to PTSD to providers at VA and other facilities nation-wide.
Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.
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