Peritraumatic Reactions Following Disaster Events (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and LMFTs
Course By: Joel Austin, PharmD
Content By: Massazza, A., Brewin, C. R., & Joffe, H. (2021). Feelings, Thoughts, and Behaviors During Disaster. Qualitative Health Research, 31(2), 323–337. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732320968791
Course Description: Traumatic events have significant effects on the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals who experience them. These experiences have been classified as peritraumatic reactions. Peri-traumatic reactions occupy a central role in the study of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) psychopathology. The current study interviews individuals with prior traumatic event experience to evaluate the peritraumatic characteristics, such as dissociation, distress, mental defeat, and immobility. Researchers also offer explanations about reactions that have been understudied. The results offer insight into the social nature of traumatic experiencers as well as plausible trauma-focused psychological interventions.
- Identify 1 central aim of the study and explain the methods related to peritraumatic reactions following disastrous events.
- Identify 4 key findings of the study presented by the authors in the discussion and consider the implications of these findings in the broader context of mental health research and practice.
- Identify 2 limitations of the study and consider these limitations in the context of future research in this area.
- Read and understand Feelings, Thoughts, and Behaviors During Disaster
- Review the Course Descriptions and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to peritraumatic events
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article to better understand the relationship between psychopathology development and traumatic experiences
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|