PTSD 2.0




Mental health professionals will gain a further understanding of suffering and its relation to trauma, while recognizing there is a purpose in suffering. PTSD 2.0 covers the different types of trauma and PTSD, identifying symptoms and treatments for each, as well as distinguishing assessment instruments and therapies for PTSD. Anger and aggression, components of PTSD, are discussed in detail while examining anger management skills and therapies, and evaluating the symptoms and treatments for both PTSD and Complex PTSD.

Learning Objectives

Participants will…

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of PTSD and the various instruments and modalities used for assessment and treatment
  2. Evaluate the different types of stress that could be causing clients PTSD type symptoms and strategies to help mitigate the overwhelming emotions
  3. Compare and contrast the symptoms and treatment modalities of PTSD and Complex PTSD.

Course Lessons and Descriptions

PTSD 101: Hope and Healing: Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Events: Part 1

Laurel Shaler, Ph.D.

Dr. Shaler uses biblical examples to explain the purpose of suffering from a Christian perspective for Christian clients. Cases of trauma are discussed, while Dr. Shaler defines PTSD and its symptoms. This course concludes with assessing instruments and therapies for PTSD.

Runtime: 55 minutes 10 seconds

PTSD 102: Hope and Healing: Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Events: Part 2

Laurel Shaler, Ph.D.

This lesson looks at different types of stress as a result of overwhelming life events. Anger and aggression are identified and defined to understand these emotions. Dr. Shaler concludes this course by discussing skills for managing anger and overwhelming emotions.

Runtime: 55 minutes 2 seconds

PTSD 103: Not All PTSD is Alike: Treatment of PTSD vs. Complex Trauma

Heather Davediuk Gingrich, Ph.D.

This lesson deals with PTSD and Complex PTSD, as well as the treatment for both. Each type of trauma is discussed in detail, identifying similarities and differences between the two. Dr. Gingrich concludes by pinpointing aspects of Complex PTSD.

Runtime: 50 minutes 26 seconds

Continuing Education

2.5 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.

2.5 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: