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


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   2
Speaker:
Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC
Duration:
5 Hours 41 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 02, 2013
Product Code:
POS061755
Media Type:
Digital Recordings


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.

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Author, Psychotherapist


Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC, is a bestselling author and psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, gaslighting, narcissistic abuse, and ADHD. She is the author of several books, including the best-selling Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People - and Break Free and 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction and Accomplish Your Goals. She was named a Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, one of only 20 professionals in the United States with this dual designation. Dr. Sarkis is also a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Mediator. Dr. Sarkis is the founder of the Sarkis Institute, specializing in the treatment of comorbid anxiety and ADHD. She is a contributor to Forbes, Psychology Today, and The Huffington Post. Her Psychology Today posts have been viewed over 35 million times.


Her Psychology Today article “11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting” went viral, with over 13 million views. She has taught the graduate-level classes Diagnosis and Assessment of Mental Health Disorders in addition to Law and Ethics of Counseling at the University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University. She is the host of the Talking Brains podcast and the cohost of the Nerds in Love podcast. Dr. Sarkis earned a PhD, EdS, and MEd in 
Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida, named by US News and World Report as the top counselor education program in the country. You can visit her website at www.stephaniesarkis.com.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis maintains a private practice. She serves as a contributor to Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today. Dr. Sarkis is a facilitator for Collaborative Divorce. She is a published author and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. Dr. Sarkis has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations to disclose.

Non-financial: Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis is an advisor to the Institute of Certified ADHD Professionals and a Professional Expert Understood.org, part of National Center for Learning Disabilities. She a member of Next Generation Divorce, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Attention Deficit Disorder Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association, and the National Board for Certified Counselors.


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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