Identifying and Treating PTSD and Complex-PTSD at the Suffolk County House of Corrections
Suffolk County House of Corrections
September 27, 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.
This program is intended for Mental health staff in two correctional facilities in Greater Boston, MA.
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the symptoms of PTSD, and CPTSD
- Administer the trauma assessments, Trauma Life Event Questionnaire and International Trauma Questionnaire
- Interpret the results of the trauma assessments
- Understand the importance of self-care
Session 1 | Suffolk Country House of Corrections
September 27, 2022
Introduction, Trauma and Mental Illness in Correctional Populations, and the Importance of Self-care
Traumatic Stress, Biological and Psychological Development of PTSD and Complex-PTSD
Assessment; How to Incorporate the Trauma Life Event Questionnaire, and International Trauma Questionnaire during routine Mental Health Evaluations, and Provide Feedback of Results
Workshop: Practice Assessment
Question & Answer, and Next Steps
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
- 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.