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A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma (Free Webcast)

Wednesday July 19
2017

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online Webcast, United States
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
  • Website: www.pli.edu
  • Source: Pennsylvania

The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma on July 19, 2017 from 12:00 pm-3:30 pm Eastern.

Although PTSD can cause symptoms that significantly affect cognition and behavior, the people who assist or make critical decisions affecting those who experience PTSD may not recognize or understand these symptoms well.  This training provides advocates with an understanding of PTSD that will allow them to:

  • Work productively with clients who have experienced trauma;
  • Learn about PTSD and how it may relate to clients’ legal issues;
  • Partner effectively with mental health professionals; and
  • Develop compelling evidence to support advocacy for individuals affected by PTSD.
What You Will Learn

Led by a faculty that includes a VA psychologist with extensive clinical expertise in PTSD and lawyers specializing in mental health-related advocacy, this training will provide:

  • An understanding of how trauma and PTSD affect the brain;
  • A description of PTSD symptoms and how they affect people in their day-to-day lives;
  • Discussion of how PTSD symptoms can be relevant in legal proceedings;
  • Guidance for developing relevant information and evidence about PTSD;
  • Insight into mental health reports, evaluations, and other clinical evidence; and
  • Strategies for working effectively with mental health professionals to develop and present information about PTSD that supports advocacy for those affected by trauma.
Who Should Attend

Any advocate involved in services, benefits, access to justice, or other assistance to clients who experience PTSD should attend this training to expand their understanding and enhance their ability to work effectively on issues affecting this sometimes misunderstood population.

More Information and Registration

 

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE-PA Credits
    Credit Status: Approved
    Total Credits: 3.00
    General: 3.00

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Under current rules, lawyers have the option of completing six (6) hours per compliance year of distance learning by participating in pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

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