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November 21, 2023

PTSD, Traumatic Distress and Complicated Grief – 1 CE Hour

About Course

The death of a loved one is amongst life’s most traumatic experiences and complicated grief includes some symptoms of traumatic distress. PTSD is one of the most common comorbid conditions in CG, while CG also presents frequently in bereaved patients presenting with a primary diagnosis of PTSD. This presentation will focus on the similarities and differences between CG and PTSD, the prevalence of comorbidity, as well as the impact of CG and PTSD comorbidity and of traumatic distress symptom severity on treatment outcomes.

Description

The death of a loved one is amongst life’s most traumatic experiences and complicated grief includes some symptoms of traumatic distress. PTSD is one of the most common comorbid conditions in CG, while CG also presents frequently in bereaved patients presenting with a primary diagnosis of PTSD. This presentation will focus on the similarities and differences between CG and PTSD, the prevalence of comorbidity, as well as the impact of CG and PTSD comorbidity and of traumatic distress symptom severity on treatment outcomes.

Webinar recorded on January 17, 2020.

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze the similarities and differences in the phenomenology of PTSD and CG
  2. Describe what is known about the comorbidity of CG and PTSD
  3. Explain the impact on treatment when CG and PTSD are comorbid

About the Presenter

Dr. Naomi M. Simon is Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, Vice Chair for Research Faculty Development and Mentorship, and Director of the Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. She is also a Senior Advisor to NYU’s Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic. Dr. Simon has over 20 years of experience conducting clinical and translational research in anxiety, depression, complicated grief, and stress-related disorders. She also currently serves as Deputy Editor of Depression and Anxiety. She received an MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed a residency in psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital/ New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition, she completed fellowship training in consultation psychiatry at MGH and has a Masters in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Continuing Education

American Psychological Association

The Center for Prolonged Grief at Columbia School of Social Work is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Prolonged Grief maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Note: Many state boards recognize the APA approval. Please check with your state licensing board.

New York State Education Department

  1. NYSED State Board for Psychology recognizes the Center for Prolonged Grief as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0150).
  2. NYSED Board for Social Work recognizes the Center for Prolonged as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW‐0727).
  3. NYSED State Board for Mental Health Practitioners recognizes the Center for Prolonged Grief as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0104) and licensed marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0080).

Note: Non-NYS social workers, marriage and family therapists, and other professionals, please check with your state licensing board. Many states have recognized our continuing education programs as we are at a CSWE-accredited institution and part of a regionally accredited university. 

Course Curriculum
PTSD, Traumatic Distress and Complicated Grief: It’s complicated!
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  • Take the post-test

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Material Includes

  • Webinar recording (view-only)
Durations: 1 hour
Lectures: 1
Students: Max 0
Level: All Levels
Language: English
Certificate: Yes

Material Includes

  • Webinar recording (view-only)

Requirements

  • A post-test score ≥ 70% is required to receive continuing education credit and a certificate of completion.

Audience

  • Health and mental health professionals
  • Graduate students in an accredited health or mental health program