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Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD: Recommendations for Psychotherapy (webinar)

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Free Continuing Education for Providers Who Treat Veterans

Our Next Lecture (Live Webinar)


The 2017 Revised Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD:

Recommendations for Psychotherapy

Jessica Hamblen, PhD

Wednesday, September 20, 2-3pm ET 


Registration Information

Registration is free and is required before the lecture in order to receive continuing education credits.  Please follow the appropriate link below to complete the registration process and receive the link to the live lecture.  Continuing education credits are available from:  ACCME, ACCME-NP, APA, ANCC, NBCC, ASWB, and NYSED SW. 

Before the Lecture


  • Be sure to click the "REGISTER NOW" button.  Then, on the registration page, select the appropriate accreditation requested under Registration Comments and click the Confirm button.  You will receive a confirmation email with a calendar event file.  


  • After you register the system will automatically send you an email with an attachment that contains the link to the webinar. 

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On the Day of the Lecture


Assuming that you registered above, follow these instructions on the day of the lecture:

VA:  Return to TMS, find the lecture under "My Learning" and click "Start Course," then click "Join the Meeting" to enter AdobeConnect. 

Non-VA:  Login at, click on the lecture title in "My Learning" on the right, save and open the "SAVE NOW" document to obtain the link to AdobeConnect.

No credit:  If you are not interested in continuing education credit:  Join AdobeConnect.

After the Lecture


VA/TMS:  The evaluation form is available in TMS (in your To-Do List) following the lecture.  After you complete the Evaluation form, you will be able to obtain your certificate from the Completed Work section.  Choose "View Details" and then select the appropriate accreditation certificate for your discipline.

Non-VA/TRAIN: The evaluation is available immediately following the lecture.  After completing the evaluation the certificate is available in the Certificates folder.


About the Topic

A VA/DoD workgroup completed a revision of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder in early 2017.  The guideline is based on a complete review of the traumatic stress research literature since the 2010 Guideline and provides 40 recommendations for providers who treat veterans.  Because the guideline is new, clinicians are unfamiliar with its recommendations and how they differ from the previous guideline.  In order to help clinicians become knowledgeable about the recommendations and to assist them in providing care based on the latest evidence, this webinar will review the process by which the guideline was developed, clearly explain the recommendations related to psychotherapy, and discuss the clinical implications for providers treating veterans. 


About the Presenter

JESSICA L. HAMBLEN, PhD is currently serving as Acting Deputy Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD where she is also Deputy Director for Education.  Dr. Hamblen is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  She attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where she obtained her PhD in clinical psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Dartmouth and the National Center for PTSD. Dr. Hamblen's interests are in developing, disseminating, and evaluating cognitive behavioral treatments for PTSD and related conditions.  She is finishing up a CSR&D funded trial comparing CBT for PTSD  to treatment as usual in Veterans with PTSD and substance use disorders.  Dr. Hamblen has a growing interest in clinical trials research methods and was a member of the workgroup that developed the 2017 Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD. 


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Lecture Series

The PTSD Consultation Program Lecture Series is a free, live webinar offered on the third Wednesday of every month from 2-3pm ET.  Continuing education credit is available for a variety of professions.  (Follow the registration links above for more details.)  The lectures cover a wide range of topics related to PTSD diagnosis and treatment and common co-morbidities.  Relevant recent research is presented and there is a focus on the clinical implications for providers and patients.

This monthly lecture series is organized by the PTSD Consultation Program at the VA's National Center for PTSD.  Presenters are generally experts in VA who discuss clinical practice in light of the most recent research.

PTSD Consultation Program

The VA PTSD Consultation Program for Providers Who Treat Veterans offers education, information, consultation and other resources to VA and non-VA health professionals who treat Veterans with PTSD. These services provided are consistent with evidence-based practices for PTSD and VA consensus statements such as the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for PTSD.

Our goal is to improve the care available to all Veterans with PTSD regardless of where they access services. We offer expert guidance on general issues that come up in the course of caring for Veterans with PTSD. We cannot, however, provide direct guidance or consultation regarding or assume clinical responsibility for specific patients; any potential liability would be only in accordance with the Federal Tort Claims Act.

To ask a question or request consultation email us at or call (866) 948-7880.

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