Mental Health Service Utilization for Adult Trauma Survivors (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and MFTs
Course By: Timothy Grigsby, PhD
Content By: Kantor, V., Knefel, M., & Lueger-Schuster, B. (2017). Perceived barriers and facilitators of mental health service utilization in adult trauma survivors: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 52, 52-68.
Course Description: Experiencing or witnessing traumatic events can lead to the manifestation of mental health problems. Trauma survivors are less likely to use mental health services (MHS). The identification of relevant MHS use facilitators and barriers can improve utilization and long-term mental health outcomes for adult trauma survivors. Treatment facilitators and barriers can be categorized into predisposing, enabling, and need factors, as identified via an analysis of existing research. Prominent barriers for MHS utilization by adult trauma survivors included a lack of knowledge, treatment-related doubts, fear of negative social consequences, limited resources, time, and expenses. Prominent facilitators were not as commonly researched and will require future empirical consideration.
- Describe the types of traumatic experiences that can lead to psychopathology and may necessitate mental health service (MHS) utilization
- Identify 2 MHS utilization barriers and 1 facilitator for adult trauma survivors
- Distinguish between predisposing, enabling, and need factors relative to MHS utilization
- Read and understand Perceived barriers and facilitators of mental health service utilization in adult trauma survivors: A systematic review
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Reflect on the relationship between trauma survivorship, MHS use, and related strategies for increasing MHS utilization
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the relationship between trauma survivorship and MHS utilization for adult populations