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PTSD Treatment for Veterans with Disabilities


Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

PTSD Treatment for Veterans With Disabilities

  • Date Created: 11/30/2022
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, ACCME, NBCC, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101, PTSD Consultation Lecture Series

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PTSD Treatment for Veterans With Disabilities Author(s):

Erin Andrews, PsyD, ABPP


Disability is an umbrella term for various experiences of impairment in major life activities. This course offers knowledge and skills to support delivery of culturally competent PTSD treatment to Veterans with disabilities.

Although disability is commonly used as an outcome measure in PTSD research, it is rarely framed as a diversity variable. The author introduces the concept of disability identity—or disability as diversity—moving beyond a medical model. As such, the basic tenants of culturally competent care for PTSD with a focus on Veterans with disabilities is discussed. Specific accommodations that can be made to PTSD treatments that tailor to the needs of those with disabilities are included.

Goals and Objectives

  • Explain the importance of conceptualizing disability as a diversity variable in PTSD treatment
  • Compare the difference between disability as an outcome and as an identity
  • Identify 2 relevant PTSD treatment accommodations that can be made for Veterans with disabilities

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health