1 CE Course

Psychiatric Roadmap for PTSD:
Brain + Medication Insights

Course Description:

Psychiatric Roadmap for PTSD: Brain + Medication Insights is a CE training, that discusses how trauma at different stages of development can impact important brain circuits related to fear learning and processing, which impact PTSD severity and treatment. Current treatment recommendations are discussed with a broad overview of commonly prescribed medications for PTSD and related symptoms. Plus an exciting discussion of new and emerging treatments with ketamine and MDMA and why these therapies are successful in treating PTSD.

Continuing Education is provided by Jessica Beachkofsky, MD/Beach Health, PLLC. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive 1 CE.

Social Workers: We have applied for consideration of 1 hour of clinical CE credit through ASWB ACE

About the Instructor:

Dr. Jessica Beachkofsky is a board-certified psychiatrist licensed in Florida, Texas, and Indiana who has been practicing for over 15 years. She has a passion for psychoeducation, whether with colleagues or for patients. She served in the Air Force for 12 years, beginning her training at the military's medical school and completing residency in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Beachkofsky’s experience includes working in military and veteran outpatient clinics, running an inpatient psychiatric hospital unit, virtual corrections care, and working in online clinics. She’s previously held adjunct professor positions and taught in the graduate medical education program providing medical student, intern, and resident training as well as grand rounds for continuing medical education units.

Dr. Beachkofsky loves the brain and learning and teaching about mental health. She wants you to feel excited by what we're learning in psychiatry and also wants your clients to benefit from this too so please share what you learn with them!

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    00:00 Introduction to Course

    01:11 Meet the Instructor: Dr. Beachkofsky

    03:29 Course Objectives and Importance

    06:03 Understanding PTSD: DSM 5 Criteria

    11:07 Case Study: Sarah's Story

    13:10 The Brain and PTSD: A Deeper Dive

    25:52 Epigenetics and PTSD

    29:31 The Role of the Default Mode Network in PTSD

    33:41 Revisiting Sarah's Case: A Neurological Perspective

    35:07 Understanding the Role of Trauma and Physiology

    36:07 Introduction to Medications for PTSD

    36:11 Understanding SSRIs and SNRIs

    37:44 Choosing the Right Medication

    43:54 Dealing with Side Effects

    52:42 Exploring the Use of Psychedelics

    56:03 The Importance of Compliance

    01:00:08 Recap and Next Steps

    This course was created on 3/16/2024

    There are no scheduled breaks during this 1 hour course

    Psychiatric Roadmap for PTSD: Brain + Medication Insights, #5751, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Jessica Beachkofsky, MD as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 6/10/24 - 6/10/26. Social workers completing this course receive 1 Clinical continuing education credit.

    Additional Course Details:

    Registration and Info:

    The cost of this course is $24 USD which includes a certificate of completion when requirements are met.

    Purchase online at https://sales.brainbiteswithdrb.com/psychiatric-roadmap-for-ptsd/

    You will need an email address, high speed internet connection, and speakers or headphones to access the course content via the Thrive Cart Learn platform. This is a non-interactive video course.

    Date: On-demand Online Training Video + PDF Guide

    Target Audience: Social workers and other mental health professionals

    Content level: Beginning - Intermediate

    Course Completion and CE Info:

    Participants must watch the entire course and complete a course evaluation and post-test to earn CE credit. The evaluation and post-test will be emailed after the course is completed. A certificate of completion will be emailed upon completion of the course evaluation and post-test if a passing score of at least 80% is received within a maximum of 3 attempts.

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    • The purchaser did not access any portion of the online course
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