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Global Grief and PTSD
Release and Expiration Dates
Release Date: 5/21/2020
Expiration Date: 5/21/2023
Last Reviewed Date
Global Grief and PTSD
Program Overview
Global Grief and PTSD is a course offered in series two of Trauma University, which debuted at TCAA's 2018 Annual Conference Course topics are contributed by TCAA members and are designed to provide practitioners with clinical education opportunities. The purpose of this activity is to provide information on mental health issues, such as PTSD, post-trauma. 

Estimated completion time: 30 minutes

Target Audience: The Trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:
1. Describe typical post-trauma reactions

2. Identify risk factors associated with developing the long-term effects of trauma
3. Discuss the symptoms of PTSD and effective evidence-based treatments
4. Illustrate technology-based approaches for PTSD

Moderator: Timothy Murphy
Faculty Presenter:  Kenneth Ruggiero, PhD

Presenter Bio

Ken Ruggiero, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles (TACHL) as well as Director of the Telehealth Resilience and Recovery Program (TRRP). His work centers on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of technology-enhanced interventions to improve population mental health. This includes development of a technology-enhanced stepped-care intervention for traumatic injury patients – TRRP – an established service embedded in MUSC’s Level I trauma center. Dr. Ruggiero’s team is also in the process of launching a training and consultation service to assist other trauma centers in building their own trauma center programs, which leverages their efforts to implement and adapt the TRRP model in collaboration with several partnering trauma centers in the Carolinas. Dr. Ruggiero also has led research on brief self-help interventions for disaster victims in collaboration with American Red Cross. A third major line of work aims to improve quality of care in community mental health service settings via development of scalable, technology-enhanced resources for providers. Ken has led as Principal Investigator more than a dozen federal grants funded by NIH, VA, and Department of Homeland Securities, and has served as Co-Investigator on numerous grants funded by DoD, NIDA, and SAMHSA. He has served as a formal mentor to dozens of trainees and faculty members. He is a standing member of an NIH review panel and serves on four editorial boards.

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Timothy Murphy
Dr. Christoph Kaufman
Jennifer Ward
Deb Myers
Dr. Britt Christmas
Peer Reviewer
Dr. Samir Fakhry
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
0.5 Arkansas CME Credit
0.5 CE Credit
0.5 COP Credit
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