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Out & About: Integrating Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for PTSD into Family Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio
CME Credits: 3.0

Wednesday, September 13 | 7:00 am – 12:00 pm OR
Thursday, September 14 | 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

The South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, or STRONG STAR, is a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium funded by U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and evaluate the most effective early interventions possible for the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions in active-duty military personnel and recently discharged veterans.

The Out & About will consist of the following components:

  • Review screening for PTSD in family medicine clinics (PC-PTSD), treatment options, results of pilot and RCT studies of Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for PTSD, and integrated behavioral health consultant model for primary care settings
  • Rationale for trauma-focused behavioral treatments
  • Overview of treatment protocol for Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for PTSD delivered by integrated behavioral health consultants
  • Review of treatment protocol for each of four treatment sessions followed by role play of some key element of each session
  • Interactive discussion of how family physicians might deliver part or all of the Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for PTSD protocol

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the evidence-based treatments for PTSD in primary and specialty care settings.
  2. Describe the rationale for trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment of PTSD.
  3. Outline the use of an in-vivo exposure hierarchy for PTSD.
  4. Describe the use of written exposure therapy for PTSD.

Additional CME Credit Available

Translation to Practice® (t2p™) CME allows you to earn 2 Prescribed CME credits for applying what you have learned into practice and then reflecting on the outcomes. There are three steps that you will need to follow.

  1. Describe the change you intend to implement by submitting a “commitment-to-change statement”
  2. Put the change into practice.
  3. Reflect and report. After a month, and again after three months if you need it, you’ll receive an e-mail from the AAFP reminding you of your commitment-to-change statement and asking you to respond with a description of the change you made and how it worked.

Questions? Please contact the AAFP at (800) 274-2237 or