Continuing Education

Understanding and Treating C-PTSD

Fabiana Franco

Complex posttraumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) can result from ongoing and repeated exposure to trauma, particularly in childhood. The trauma is frequently in the form of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse perpetrated by those in a position of trust such as a parent or other relative, teacher, caregiver, or clergyman. Treating those with C-PTSD is centered on the formation of a strong therapeutic alliance. This article examines how to diagnose C-PTSD and how the therapeutic alliance can be built with patients who have had their trust betrayed by the very people who should have protected them. It also covers a three-part approach to therapy that focuses on (1) coping in the here and now, (2) addressing the root cause of trauma, and (3) moving forward.

Credit 1
Level Intermediate
Price $25.00
Learning Objectives
  1. Identify the criteria for C-PTSD diagnosis.
  2. Utilize strategies to build a strong therapeutic alliance and treat patients with C-PTSD.

Franco, F. (2021). Understanding and Treating C-PTSD. Journal of Health Service Psychology, 47(2).

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