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Thursday, May 23, 2019 12 pm
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Level
Intermediate
Category
PTSD
Treatment
CE/CME Credit
1.00

Although several evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) exist, logistical and stigma-related barriers often deter individuals with PTSD from accessing these treatments. Even when care is sought, PTSD patients rarely receive EBPs, because organizational and attitudinal barriers deter PTSD providers from using EBPs. Thus, improved accessibility of EBPs for individuals with PTSD is urgently needed to meet the demand for timely care.  E-Health treatments represent an innovative way to greatly increase the reach of EBPs for PTSD. The efficacy of eHealth treatments for PTSD is promising, though many important questions remain, including: Can face-to-face EBPs be effectively delivered through online programs? How much human support is needed to ensure engagement? For whom are eHealth interventions best suited?

This webinar will address these questions in the context of Dr. McLean’s research on eHealth for PTSD. Specifically, Dr. McLean will describe two recent studies evaluating the efficacy of a web-version of Prolonged Exposure (PE), “Web-PE,” among active-duty military personnel and veterans with PTSD. The first study was a small randomized controlled trial of Web-PE compared to face-to-face present centered therapy at Fort Hood, TX, and the second was an open trial of Web-PE, where participants were recruited nationally. The preliminary results of these studies, including both quantitative and qualitative data, as well as the lessons learned, will be presented. Current and future research, including studies examining a web-version of written exposure therapy and a self-guided exposure therapy mobile app will also be described.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe at least two advantages to eHealth interventions over traditional face-to-face care. 
  2. Explain how Web-PE differs from prior eHealth interventions for PTSD.                                                                                                     
  3. List at least one reason why the efficacy of Web-PE likely differed across the two trials.

This webinar is eligible for 1 CE/CME credit. 


About the Author:

Carmen McLean, PhD, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD at the Palo Alto VA and a Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliate) at Stanford University. She is a past Web-Editor for the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and an incoming Associate Editor for Cognitive Behavioral Practice. She has published over 90 articles and chapters on anxiety and PTSD. Her research examines ways to increase the reach of exposure therapies for PTSD by addressing implementation barriers and testing eHealth and mHealth interventions. She is currently PI of a DoD-funded study testing an online version of prolonged exposure therapy (PE) for PTSD and Co-PI of a DoD-funded study testing a tailored process improvement approach to increasing PE use in the U.S. military health system. The overall goal of her work is to help more individuals with PTSD benefit from effective treatment.


CE Credit Information:

Satisfactory Completion  
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available.  If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.   

Physicians
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco LLC designates these live and enduring activities for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM per webinar. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA).  Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 1.0 hours.

New York Board for Social Workers
Amedco SW CPE 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 #0115. 1.0  hours.

NBCC
The Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

CAMFT
The CAMFT board accepts credits from providers approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). 

Social Workers
Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course may receive up to 1 clinical continuing education clock hours.

About the Presenter(s)

Carmen McLean, PhD

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Carmen McLean, PhD, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD at the Palo Alto VA and a Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliate) at Stanford University. She is a past Web-Editor for the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and an incoming Associate Editor for Cognitive Behavioral Practice. She has published over 90 articles and chapters on anxiety and PTSD. Her research examines ways to increase the reach of exposure therapies for PTSD by addressing implementation barriers and testing eHealth and mHealth interventions. She is currently PI of a DoD-funded study testing an online version of prolonged exposure therapy (PE) for PTSD and Co-PI of a DoD-funded study testing a tailored process improvement approach to increasing PE use in the U.S. military health system. The overall goal of her work is to help more individuals with PTSD benefit from effective treatment.

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