Identifying and treating PTSD and Complex-PTSD at the Nashua Street Jail

Nashua Street Jail

September 29, 2022

This is a two-part course designed to provide training on traumatic stress disorders, their assessment, and a brief trauma intervention focused specifically on those with mental health challenges in correctional facilities. The first part of the course will provide education on background on traumatic stress, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). After this, attendees will be taught how to administer two tools to systematically measure traumatic experiences and PTSD/CPTSD criteria and have the opportunity to practice the assessment in the session. The second part of the course will review the implementation of the assessment so far and then provide training on a brief interventions for trauma: BREATHE. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice the intervention with their peers and receive feedback.

Target Audience

This program is intended for Mental health staff in two correctional facilities in Greater Boston, MA.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand key aspects of trauma treatment
  • Understand the core components in the BREATHE intervention which aid in reducing trauma symptoms
  • Provide the core components of BREATHE intervention
  • Describe a good self-care plan
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 4.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 91331

  • 4.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

Registration opens: 
09/29/2022
Course closes: 
12/31/2022
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Session 2 | Nashua Street Jail

September 29, 2022 

 

Introduction and Agenda 

Feedback of Clinicians Experience using the Trauma Life Event Questionnaire, and International Trauma Questionnaire during routine Mental Health Evaluations 

Review of Session 1 and Quiz on Traumatic Stress, PTSD/CPTSD

Treatment of Traumatic Stress Disorders and Importance of Self-care

BREATHE: Background and Core Components 

Workshop: Practice BREATHE Intervention and Providing Psychoeducation 

Implementation 

Question & answer

 

Course Directors/Planners:

Jose Hidalgo, MD: Director of Psychiatry at the Suffolk Country House of Corrections, Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

Kamila Bhiku, BS: Clinical Research Coordinator III at MGH Center of Excellence for Systemic and Psychosocial Research

Available Credit

  • 4.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 4.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 91331

  • 4.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

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