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Apr 12 Fri

PTSD Assessment and Its Relevance to Treatment

Apr. 12, 2019
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
La Maison Francaise/Salon

Hosted by the Clinical Counseling Psychology Program, in conjunction with the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption College

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that is associated with a range of adverse outcomes. Although researchers have devoted considerable attention to developing treatments for PTSD, less attention has been given to the role of assessment in the successful treatment of PTSD. This oversight is noteworthy in that careful assessment is crucial to identifying an appropriate treatment, monitoring progress throughout the treatment, and determining whether additional interventions are warranted after the completion of treatment. This workshop will therefore provide an overview of the assessment of both trauma and PTSD, with a focus on how to use these assessments before, during, and after therapy.

Learning objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast “feeling traumatized”, a DSM-5 traumatic event, and a PTSD diagnosis.
  2. Describe the purpose of assessment before, during, and after PTSD treatment.
  3. Explain how to differentiate between PTSD and other diagnoses.


Michelle Bovin, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist at the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bovin received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University in 2011. Dr. Bovin’s research interests include developing and evaluating effective assessment tools for PTSD, and access to care for Veterans with PTSD and other trauma-related conditions. She is an expert in the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5), and has trained numerous researchers, clinicians, and trainees all over the world. Currently, her research is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


$60 for 3 Continuing Education Hours

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Assumption College and return to: Sue Volungis, Psychology Department, Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street. Worcester, MA 01609-1296

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