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CE Workshop: Assessment of PTSD: Diagnostic Considerations and Differential Diagnosis
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2/28/2020
When: Friday, February 28, 2020
1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Katie Ragsdale, PhD and Laura Watkins, PhD
Contact: Hannah Steinberg, Marketing Specialist and Administrator
404-634-6272


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Workshop Description:

This workshop will explore the diagnostic complexities of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Presenters will review the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) diagnostic criteria and examine how to differentially diagnose PTSD from other disorders, such as anxiety disorders or personality pathology. Presenters will also discuss culture-related diagnostic issues and gold standard measures of PTSD assessment. Presenters will explore the importance of accurate diagnosis and case conceptualization on treatment planning. (Intermediate)

CE Credits: 3

 

Learning Objectives:

 

1. Identify gold-standard assessment measures of posttraumatic stress disorder.

2. Demonstrate effectiveness in differentially diagnosing posttraumatic stress disorder from other disorders.

3. Articulate how accurate diagnosis and case conceptualization impact treatment planning.

 

Presenter Qualifications:

Dr. Ragsdale, a licensed clinical psychologist, has been assessing, treating, and researching PTSD and related disorders most of her career. As a doctoral student at the University of Central Florida, Dr. Ragsdale assessed and treated veterans within a randomized controlled trial of PTSD treatment. She then completed an internship and fellowship at the Salem VA Medical Center where she focused on assessment and treatment of PTSD. In 2017, Dr. Ragsdale became faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine where she currently serves as a clinician in the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program (EHVP), predominantly assessing and treating PTSD. Within EHVP, she serves as the Associate Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury track within the PTSD intensive outpatient program. She also enjoys supervising postdoctoral and practicum trainees in the provision of PTSD assessment and treatment.

 

Dr. Watkins, a licensed clinical psychologist, has been assessing treating, and conducting research on PTSD and related disorders most of her career. Dr. Watkins began her work in PTSD as a research technician at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD) in Boston. As a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Watkins was a diagnostic assessor on a large longitudinal grant examining sexual re-victimization among young adult women. She completed her internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center/Jackson VA consortium where she assessed and treated PTSD in the VA and in a community substance use disorder clinic. As a postdoctoral fellow at the NCPTSD in West Haven, Dr. Watkins assessed PTSD among veterans for both treatment and research. In 2017, Dr. Watkins became faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine where she currently serves as a clinician and supervisor in EHVP, predominantly assessing and treating PTSD.

 

Registration Costs (per workshop): 

Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before February 14, 2020 to receive this rate.)

  • $70: GPA Members
  • $105: Non-members
  • $20: *GPA Student Members

Registration (After February 14, 2020)

  • $80: GPA Members
  • $115: Non-members
  • $30: *GPA Student Members

Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

*If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Hannah Steinberg via email (admin@gapsychology.org). A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to February 21, 2020. No refunds will be given after February 21, 2020.

The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.