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Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD 2023: Psychotherapy Recommendations


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Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD 2023: Psychotherapy Recommendations

  • Date Created: 09/15/2023
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, ACCME, NBCC, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101, Clinical Practice Guideline, PTSD Consultation Lecture Series

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Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD 2023: Psychotherapy Recommendations Author(s):

Jessica Hamblen, PhD


A workgroup from the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DoD) completed a revision of the Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder in 2023. The VA/DoD guideline is based on a complete review of the traumatic stress research literature since the 2017 CPG and offers recommendations for providers who treat Veterans.

The course reviews the 2023 VA/DoD guideline, explaining the CPG development process. The author—who was a member of the VA/DoD CPG workgroup—explains the recommendations related to psychotherapy, outlining how they have changed since 2017. Clinical implications for working with Veterans are discussed. This course includes resources to support clinical practice based upon the CPG recommendations.

Goals and Objectives

  • Describe the process by which the new VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD was developed
  • Cite the guideline's key recommendations related to psychotherapy
  • Discuss the clinical implications of these recommendations

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