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Introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Understanding PTSD to Improve Legal Advocacy

Recorded on: Jul. 20, 2017
Running Time: 01:03:25

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Taken from the Web Program A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma recorded July, 2017 in San Francisco.

Introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Understanding PTSD to Improve Legal Advocacy [01:03:25]

This session will provide an overview of PTSD, explaining what constitutes a traumatic event, the constellation of symptoms that define PTSD, and how traumatic experiences are processed differently in the brain than other experiences.  With examples of how PTSD affects day-to-day functioning, recall, and behavior, we will discuss issues that arise in advocacy that can be addressed through a greater understanding of PTSD.

John R. McQuaid, Ph.D., Barbara Saavedra

Presentation Material

  • Introduction to PTSD: A Guide to PTSD for Advocates (PowerPoint slides)
    John R. McQuaid, Barbara Saavedra
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Definition, Signs and Symptoms, Risk Factors, Treatments and Therapies, National Institute of Mental Health
    John R. McQuaid, Barbara Saavedra
  • Understanding PTSD and PTSD Treatment, June 2016, National Center for PTSD
    John R. McQuaid, Barbara Saavedra
John R McQuaid ~ Acting Chief of Mental Health, San Francisco VA Healthcare System
Barbara Saavedra ~ Senior Staff Attorney/Interim Legal Director, Swords to Plowshares
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