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Assessing and Treating Post Traumatic Disorder in Survivors of Sexual Assault according to the DSM-5

Assessing and Treating Post Traumatic Disorder in Survivors of Sexual Assault according to the DSM-5

Specific distortions within this cluster include persistent or a distorted sense of blamed of self and others, negative beliefs or expectations and estrangement from others, markedly diminished interest in activities, inability to experience positive emotions and an inability to remember key aspects of the event. In this presentation, Jackie Burke will illustrate the trajectory of these symptoms in research over time, and explore the different models that seek to explain the development of post traumatic symptoms. She will then discuss the implications for this modification of diagnostic criteria on treatment for people who have experienced sexual violence. Jackie will also explore how symptoms of cognitive and mood distortions are manifested in this client group, and discuss assessment and treatment methods consistent with the revised criteria.

Speakers: Jackie Burke