Professional Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Counselling
PTSD is a wide-ranging subject and one that may involve emotive repercussions that vary in nature.
Every person reacts differently to life’s obstacles but, for some, the effects may be more severe. PTSD often involves fear and the inability to move on to better experiences. Individuals who suffer from PTSD often struggle with their identity and find it difficult to interact with others or succeed professionally.
This course provides in-depth information on the causes, methods of treatment and guidance techniques to treat PTSD. We recommend that students study this course in addition to a professional counselling course.
You will Learn:
- What PTSD is and why the disorder is a very difficult experience for many people
- An in-depth understanding of the emotional, mental and physical effects of PTSD and how it can impact an individual’s life
- The different types of PTSD and how stress can perpetuate the condition even further
- Different types of PTSD trauma and how they can trigger different reactions
- How to recognise symptoms of PTSD and diagnose the symptoms as simple or complex PTSD
- Depression, anxiety, eating disorders and self-harm as possible repercussions of untreated PTSD
- How PTSD affects children and teenagers, signs and symptoms of trauma and how you can counsel them
- How to elicit responses and gather information regarding the person’s condition
Benefits of Taking this Course:
By studying the professional course on PTSD counselling, you can benefit in many ways, including:
- Understand how to treat people with PTSD
- Help people to deal with their fears and terrors and gradually resolve them to move past that point in their lives
- Help people to explore options for recovery and healing
- Course overview
- Who will benefit from this course
- The definition of PTSD
- Who can suffer from PTSD
- The causes of PTSD
- The nature of trauma
- The causes of workplace stress and the symptoms of burnout;
- The distinction between simple PTSD and complex PTSD
- The three sub-categories of PTSD
- The need for a professional medical diagnosis
- The three main psychological symptoms of PTSD / The psychological symptoms of Complex PTSD
- The physical symptoms of PTSD
- Common co-existing psychiatric problems and secondary diagnoses
- The challenges associated with treating children with PTSD
- How PTSD symptoms are different for children and teenagers
- The typical PTSD symptoms exhibited by a child who has been abused
- How to use a checklist to gain a better understanding of a client’s symptoms
- The need to establish trust and honest communication between you and the client
- When to involve other medical practitioners and therapists
- Why medication is not a standard part of PTSD treatment
- The circumstances in which doctors consider medication for PTSD
- The advantages and disadvantages of using medication
- The kinds of medications prescribed for PTSD
- The role of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other approaches in treating PSTD
- How Neuro-Linguistic Programming can help people with PTSD
- An understanding of other therapies such as Psychodynamic Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Art Therapy
- How every person’s recovery from PSTD will be different
- The necessity of managing client expectations
- The importance of celebrating each step towards recovery, no matter how small
- An understanding of the main stages of recovery
Who can take the Professional Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Counselling Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 9 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 9 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 9 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Professional Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Counselling Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 6 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.