World events over the last few decades have had a profound impact on the mental health of our military service members and veterans. As a result, many clinicians are seeking more in-depth training opportunities to develop a better understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its treatment as it relates to veterans and people in the military.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Peter Tuerk will summarize the theoretical and empirical support underlying evidence-based exposure therapy for PTSD in military and veteran-related populations. He will present an in-depth working understanding of the drivers of PTSD pathology to aid clinicians in distinguishing PTSD from a variety of other mental health difficulties and to assist in appropriate treatment selection.
Drawing on clinical training experiences in Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, Dr. Tuerk will provide attendees with a summary of the Prolonged Exposure therapy protocol, including its strengths and weaknesses in standard care clinical settings. He will also present a range of therapeutic techniques that can support treatment engagement and treatment effectiveness. Lastly, this web conference will consider cutting-edge methods and technologies geared to augmenting and individualizing evidence-based PTSD protocols.
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Well organized, interesting and thorough presentation! - Pamela D. Garcy, PhD
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Peter W. Tuerk, PhD is a clinical psychologist who specializes in evidence-based PTSD treatment, research, and the integration of technology into clinical care. He earned his doctorate at the University of Virginia, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, and serves as Director of the PTSD Clinical and Telehealth programs at the Charleston VA Medical Center.
Dr. Tuerk has extensive experience as a clinical trainer in Prolonged Exposure therapy and mental health technology for Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) as well as for community health settings. He conducts research related to augmenting evidence-based treatments for PTSD and currently serves as Principal Investigator on VA, DoD, and National Institute of Health (NIH) research awards. Dr. Tuerk chaired the National Strategy Taskforce for Evidence Based PTSD Telehealth and is editor of Springer International’s Behavioral Telehealth Series.
Dr. Tuerk has served as a mental health consultant internationally on Japanese NIMH and Australian Government DoD/VA funded projects. He was recently named a Top 100 producer in the U.S. Purpose Economy for scientific and clinical contributions. Dr. Tuerk is also the recipient of VA’s highest commendation, the Olin E. Teague Award for outstanding career achievement in the rehabilitation of war-injured veterans.
Dr. Tuerk recently presented Return from Chaos: Treating PTSD at TEDxCharleston and he is the co-author of Clinical Videoconferencing in Telehealth: Program Development and Practice.
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