Diagnosing PTSD and Other Trauma Or Stressor Related Disorders

Diagnosing PTSD and Other Trauma Or Stressor Related Disorders

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Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders are a new category of psychological disorders identified in the DSM-5. While most of the disorders in this category were not new to the DSM, changes in symptoms and criteria, and a misunderstanding of some of these disorders, have led to frequent misdiagnosing.


This online course focuses on common diagnosis pitfalls and challenges, and helps clinicians accurately diagnose these disorders for clinical or forensic purposes.

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Name all of the diagnoses in the DSM-5 disorder category, Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders.

b). State one difference between Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder.

c). Identify challenges and limitations of the DSM-5 PTSD diagnosis.

d). Discuss the possible clinical and forensic implications of misdiagnosing traumatized individuals.


Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.


Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, and the neuroscience of mental health. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now Palo Alto University), and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.


Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates(trade name for Mind Works Consulting and Psychological Services, PLLC). She formerly served as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is the current President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 10,000 mental health professionals in her workshops.

This online workshop will give you instant access to approximately 3 hours of video content, accessible via streaming on our website, as well as downloads for supplemental materials. You can view the course content in your own time, there is no time limit on access.


The duration of this workshop is 3 learning hours.


Please click the green ‘Mark Complete’ button on each module as you progress. A certificate of completion will be generated upon finishing the course and completing a short assessment quiz. If the certificate is not showing, please confirm you have marked all sections as ‘Complete’. Please consult your professional organisation/association to confirm whether you are able to claim any CPD points/hours for this online workshop.