“Combat stress”

Objectives: to give basics of the provision of clinical and psychological and psychotherapeutic care for post-traumatic stress disorders (Combat stress) of those who were in the areas of increased terrorist activity and in the combat zone.

About the course: what are the negative sides of PTSD and how to stop the war in the trenches and do not let the war to get to the threshold of your house; what are the ways to cope with the state of PTSD; training of methods of self-help. The course will improve the qualification of specialists, who provide clinical, psychological and psychotherapeutic help. "Recovery" - means turning off the mode “Fight”, realization of what to do with the gained experience, and the subsequent turning on the mode “House”.

For whom: this course is useful for those, who have lost friends and fellow soldiers, often saw the deads, was under fire and worried about family, felt abandoned, betrayed and was held captive.

Price: €175

Duration: 3 days.

Day 1: theoretical part – 3 hours, practical part – 6 hours.

Lecture material: the criteria for PTSD in the ICD-10, criteria for PTSD according to the DSM-IV. Debriefing. Steps for understanding and managing the rehabilitation of PTSD. PTSD symptoms.
Methods of therapy:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive-procedural therapy
  • Techniques for working with fear, including Anchoring / Collapse
  • Systematic desensitization to reduce anxiety
  • Techniques of Gestalt therapy
  • Dealing with grief and guilt
  • Psychodrama
  • Therapy of dissociative states

Familiarity with handouts, how to work with each of the materials, questions and answers, psychological testing, issuing of conclusions.

Day 2: training of controlling skills. Working in groups during 6 hours. An important part of working with PTSD is the conscious use of “home” ways of behavior in different situations - to again “teach” the brain “automatically” choose them, rather than the skills you acquired in battle.

Determination of skills of controlling;
Justification of its necessity;
Explanation of the mechanisms of action of skills;
Demonstration of skills;
The use of the skills in problem areas unrelated to the behavior selected as a target;
Discussion of the effectiveness of skills;
Application and practice of the skills in the case of appering of one of the fears-targets.
Skills of controlling in a physical channel: Muscle relaxation; Controlled breathing.
Skills of controlling in behavioral channel: Covert modeling; Playing the roles.
Skills of controlling in the cognitive channel: Managed internal dialogue.
Desensitization and reprocessing of traumatic information by means of eye movements.

Day 3. Individual psychotherapy 1 hour per student.

Passage of the course will allow the cadet: to learn the skills to help themselves and their friends, fellow soldiers; neutralize and reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (Combat stress): aggravation of vigilance with no reason; explosive reaction; rage; emotional indifference; panic reactions; depressive mood; guilt; thoughts of suicide; anxiety; insomnia, nightmares; hallucinatory experiences.

This course will help you to improve the function of memory, attention, thinking, the ability to arbitrarily adjust your behavior and emotions in stressful situations, both individually and in group interaction and will help to enable the “Home” mode instead of “Fight” or “Captivity” mode.

The students will be provided with the material for self-help and work on themselves.

Professionals will be provided with the special training materials and psychodiagnostic tests.

The PTSD is treatable. You are not just sad – you have a special psychological state of mind and ONLY SPECIALISTS CAN DEAL WITH IT.

Upon the determining of the pathological state: outpatient consultations and recommendations for treatment in private psychiatric hospitals.

The number of cadets: maximum 15 people.

For professionals providing clinical-psychological and psychotherapeutic help, will be a separate extended course with leading experts with international certificates of psychotherapists.



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