APA webinar examines challenges in assessment and treatment of veterans with PTSD

Watch a recording of the presentation held in support of the White House Joining Forces initiative.

APA’s Office of Continuing Education in Psychology of the Education Directorate now offers on-demand viewing of its “Improving Care for Veterans with PTSD” webcast, held in support of APA’s partnership with the White House Joining Forces initiative. The initiative, headed by first lady Michelle Obama and second lady Jill Biden, EdD, aims to get more people involved to support service members and their families.

Joe Ruzek, PhD, director of the dissemination and training division of the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, leads the presentation about problems experienced by veterans returning from war and the challenges in treating PTSD. Ruzek shares educational resources for veterans, their families and the psychologists who work with them. The recording is free for a limited time, but does not provide continuing education credit.

APA's Board of Educational Affairs and the Council of Chairs of Training Councils in professional psychology back APA's partnership in the Joining Forces program. APA’s participation also aligns with the presidential initiative of APA President Donald Bersoff, PhD, JD, to support innovative, quality psychological services to military personnel, veterans and their families.

Organizations that want to join APA in support of the White House program can sign a pledge to be listed on the APA website.