Autism Spectrum Disorder and PTSD (1 CE)
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors , and MFTs
Course By: Joel Austin, PharmD and Kristin Ceppaluni, LMHC, NCC
Content By: Rumball, F. (2019). A systematic review of the assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 6, 294–324.
Course Description: Individual differences influence the risk of trauma exposure and the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may increase such risk. This review summarizes the assessment, treatment, and rates of PTSD in individuals with ASD. Overall, PTSD in children and adolescents was found to co-occur at a similar or greater rate compared to general population estimates. Researchers suggest that traditional assessments and treatments for PTSD can be effective, although there is a shortage of research.
- Identify the objective of the study and the methods related to understanding the rates of PTSD in individuals with ASD
- Analyze the data by exploring the statistical tests used in conjunction with the discussed findings
- Integrate the study limitations with the identified areas of future research
- Read and understand A Systematic Review of the Assessment and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Review the Course Descriptions and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to the assessment and treatment of PTSD in individuals with ASD coupled with the statistical factors from the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the article for any missed questions, and/or to better understand PTSD in individuals with ASD