A review of CBT and Psychodynamic approaches for dealing with PTSD

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 2.7/4

This article looks at the efficacy of CBT and Psychodynamic approaches in treating TSD, while also noting possible reasons for high dropout rates.

Keywords: cognitive behaviour therapy, dropout, exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder, psychodynamic therapy, therapist drift

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Editor's comments:
There seems to be an increase in patients being diagnosed with PTSD in South Africa. South African clinicians, who deal with populations who cannot attend many sessions (due to time and money constraints), need to be treated with the most effective therapy possible, which, at the moment, is CBT treatment involving Exposure Therapy.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The fact that CBT Treatment involving Exposure Therapy remains the most effective treatment for PTSD Disorders
  2. Both clinicians and patients prefer psychodynamic approaches over CBT, even though the research indicates otherwise
  3. CBT does not result in a higher dropout rate.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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