PTSD Clinical Practice Guideline Training

The Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) offers three web-based trainings that support evidence-based care for PTSD and acute stress disorder. Drawing from the guidance provided in the 2017 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and the associated clinical support tools, the trainings provide opportunities to earn continuing education (CE) credits and are available through the Defense Health Agency Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) learning management system.

Who should take the trainings?

Health care providers and other personnel who care for patients with PTSD in the Military Health System

Course specifics:

Overview of Management of PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder (DHA-US333)

1.5 hours | 1.5 CE credits | Available through July 1, 2020

This course provides an overview of the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD, ASD, and other stress-related conditions, such as acute stress reaction (ASR)/combat and operational stress reaction (COSR).

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the major components of the current VA/DoD PTSD Clinical Practice Guideline

  • Outline the key considerations and recommended steps for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD, ASD, and ASR/COSR
  • Explain the key considerations and recommended steps for the assessment, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of PTSD
  • Utilize appropriate VA/DoD clinical support resources available for use when caring for patients with PTSD, ASD, and ASR/COSR

Diagnosis and Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder (DHA-US307)

1 hour | 1 CE credit | Available through July 15, 2020

This course provides information about the diagnosis and assessment of PTSD, ASD, and other stress-related conditions, such as ASR/COSR.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the similarities and differences between PTSD, ASD, and ASR/COSR
  • ​Outline the key considerations and recommended steps for the diagnosis and assessment of PTSD, ASD, and ASR/COSR​
  • Identify available VA/DoD clinical support resources for use when caring for patients with PTSD, ASD, and ASR/COSR

Treatment of PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder (DHA-US3334)

1 hour | 1 CE credit | Available through July 15, 2020

This course provides information about the treatment of PTSD, ASD, and other stress-related conditions, such as ASR/COSR.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the key considerations and recommended steps for treating PTSD and PTSD with co-occurring conditions
  • ​Summarize the VA/DoD recommendations for psychotherapies, pharmacotherapies, and other treatments for PTSD
  • ​Describe available VA/DoD clinical support resources for use when caring for patients with PTSD

How to access the trainings:

 Log in to JKO and complete the following steps:

  • Enter “PTSD” in the Course Catalog “Title Key Word” search field
  • ​Enroll and launch the trainings

How to obtain CE credit:

You must complete the entire training, including the post-training evaluation, to qualify for CE credit. Retain the “access code” provided at the end of the course. You can now log in to the DHA Continuing Education Program Office (CEPO) website, “register” for the course using the access code, and follow the remaining steps.

DHA CEPO is an approved sponsor of the CE provided. DHA CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the American Psychological Association, and the Association of Social Work Boards to provide continuing education. DHA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Need Help?

If you need technical assistance with completing the course, email DHA CEPA at dha.ncr.j7.mbx.continuing-education-office@mail.mil.

If you have training content-related questions, email PHCoE at dha.ncr.j-9.mbx.phcoe-contact-us@mail.mil