Terence M. Keane, PhD., Director of the National Center for PTSD-Behavioral Sciences Division and Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development at VA Boston Healthcare System, was the guest speaker at the Department’s annual Field Supervisors Day presentation on February 12. He spoke about Recent Advances in the Psychological Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Keane’s presentation focused on the prevalence of exposure to traumatic events and the eventual development of PTSD, the various conceptual models currently employed to understand the development of PTSD and to guide treatment, the psychological treatment methods known to promote improvement for individuals with PTSD, and treatment strategies and techniques to employ with PTSD patients. The presentation was informative and thought-provoking, and it was wonderful to have Field Site Supervisors, students, and faculty gathered together.
Field Supervisors Day, offered to practicum field site supervisors and Clinical Psychology faculty and students, also included a mid-year traineeship review. Antioch University New England, in partnership with Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA), is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MPA maintained responsibility for this program and its content. Participants were able to receive three hours of CE credit for the completion of this workshop.