Department of Veterans Affairs - National Center for PTSD Online Courses

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

National Center for PTSD


C.E. Credit for Various Professions and Hours: 1.00
CE/CME credits available for some courses. Approved professions and hours vary by course. Check course site for more details.

Training Overview Description

PTSD is distinguished from other psychiatric disorders in that there is a known etiological component: an event that involves life threat, serious injury, or death. The US Department of Veterans Affairs: National Center for PTSD website includes over 40 free online courses to help health professionals care for patients who have experienced these events. These course provide detailed descriptions of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, risk factors, and evidence-based treatments for PTSD and it's related issues.

Some topics include:
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Experiences of Sexual Assault During Military Service
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Reintegration Challenges
- Treatment of Cormorbid TBI and PTSD: Lessons Learned
- Provider Strategies for Coping with Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress
- Introduction to PTSD and Suicide: Conceptualization and Assessment
And many more!

Event-specific Details

Over 40 free courses between a half hour and 10 hours long! Many offer CE credits for multiple professions!

Evidence Based Medicine/Practice
Behavioral Health / Mental Health
Traumatic Brain Injury
Veterans Health
Case Manager/Care Coordinator
Village Counselor
Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseler
Social Worker
Licensed Professional Counselor
Family & Marriage Therapist
Chemical Dependency Counselor
Behavioral Health Aide
Speech Therapy Assistant
Speech Therapist
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapist
Medical Assistant
Emergency Medical Technician EMT/ETT
Community Health Practitioner (CHP)
Community Health Aide (CHA)
Home Health Aide/Personal Care Attendant
Individual Support Worker
Patient Advocate
Recreational/Activity Therapist
Respite Worker
Vocational Specialist
NP - Family Practice
NP - Psychiatric
NP - Women's Health
Other Mid-Level Providers
Physician Assistant
CNA/NA (Certified Nursing Assistant/Nursing Assistant)
Licensed Practical Nurse
Nurse Administrator
Nurse Educator
Public Health Nurse
Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse - CNS
Family Caregiver
Police Officer
Family Medicine Physician
Obstetrics and Gynecologist
Health Educator
Public Health Specialist

Registration Information

To access all the VA PTSD 101 courses click here.