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PTSD Assessment: Frequently Asked Questions

July 17 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Accurate and comprehensive assessment is essential to understand a patient’s clinical presentation and to support evidence-based PTSD treatment. Clinicians have brought a wide range of questions about PTSD diagnosis and assessment to the PTSD Consultation Program. The purpose of this lecture is to review frequently asked questions related to PTSD assessment and diagnosis. Topics will include Criterion A trauma, PTSD symptoms, measurement tools, providing empathic feedback on assessments, and common patient presentations. Research, literature, and resources associated with assessment will be reviewed.

Abigail Angkaw, PhD is a clinical psychologist and the National Mental Health Director for Psychosocial and Behavioral Interventions in the VA Office of Mental Health. She is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and a Researcher in the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Until March 2024, Dr. Angkaw was a Consultant with the PTSD Consultation Program through the National Center for PTSD. Her primary clinical and research interests include PTSD, substance use disorder, and other co-occurring conditions as well as improving the delivery of mental health treatment. Dr. Angkaw is personally invested in helping providers through complex clinical and administrative challenges to provide high quality care for Veterans.

VA Providers: Register in TMS

Non-VA Providers: Register in TRAIN

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National Center for PTSD

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