Explaining PTSD is Part of Treating PTSD

Explaining PTSD is essential in treating PTSD.

In this program, two experts, Dr. Frank Ochberg and Dr. Angie Panos, give new therapists, and therapists new to PTSD insightful and thoughtful suggestions about explaining the condition. Their approach includes educating patients, significant others, caregivers, and the general public. They do this without becoming either too technical or too superficial, but in a supportive, consistent, enthusiastic, and friendly manner.

Dr. Ochberg models describing PTSD to your patient and Dr. Panos discusses how to explain the causes of PTSD to a general audience.

Frank Ochberg is a psychiatrist and the former Associate Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and a member of the team that wrote the medical definition for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

He was the editor of 's first PSTD treatment text and is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Dr. Angie Panos holds a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a licensed clinical social worker. She has more than twenty years experience in traumatic stress treatment, dealing with war refugees, domestic violence, victims of rape, and child abuse.

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SpecificationsGift From Within, 2005
25 minutes