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Behavioral Activation: Transdiagnostic Applications in Primary Care

Using Behavioral Activation in treating PTSD

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Behavioral Activation (BA) is a brief and relatively simple treatment based upon basic behavioral principles. BA emerged as a leading treatment protocol for depression following a series of studies in the 1990s and early 2000s. Since that time it has been applied to a range of clinical problems and is well-suited to integrated primary care settings.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone who experiences a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. As a result, many primary care patients have PTSD. One might not immediately think about primary care as a provider of treatment for PTSD but in practices that integrate physical and mental health, it is common.

Who would be interested in this webinar?

Behavioral health clinicians and others who care for patients with PTSD.

What are the goals or learning objectives of this webinar?

After viewing this webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the theory and model of behavioral activation (BA)
  • List BA protocol components
  • Describe treatment protocols for BA use in the treatment of PTSD

How long is the webinar?

This pre-recorded webinar has a run-time of approximately 90 minutes.

How much does it cost?

  • $59.99 
  • Payment can be made by credit card, check, or institutional PO
  • For our refund policy, please click here for details

Who is the presenter for this webinar?

Dr. Eisdorfer has served a two-year fellowship in UMass Primary Care Psychology and Medical Education and is now a behavioral health clinician at the UMass Barre Family Health Center. Ethan earned his M.A. in Behavioral Medicine from Boston University and completed his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University He came to UMass, following predoctoral internship training at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, where he completed rotations in Primary Care Behavioral Health and the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. His clinical interests include integrated primary care, mindfulness- and acceptance-based behavior therapies, and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based behavioral health interventions. 

Are there Continuing Education credits available?

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American Psychological Association

Center for Integrated Primary Care at UMass Medical School is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Integrated Primary Care at UMass Medical School maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social workers, nurses, physicians, and other health professionals should check with their certification board to see if APA credit will be accepted.

How many credits: 1.5