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Addressing Trauma and its Comorbidities via Transdiagnostic Treatment

Presented by Daniel Gros PhD

Presenter Bio

Daniel Gros, Ph.D. is a Psychology Program Manager in the Mental Health Service Line and Office of Research and Development Principal Investigator in the Research Service Line at the Ralph H. Johnson Veteran Healthcare System. Dr. Gros also has an appointment as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Gros completed his Honors B.S. in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University at Buffalo. He completed his clinical psychology internship at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Program. Dr. Gros’s clinical and research experiences have focused on the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of the emotional disorders and related conditions, with particular attention to the development of transdiagnostic practices. The primary example of this work is Dr. Gros’s development of Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy (TBT). Dr. Gros has over 120 published manuscripts and chapters and has received federal funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense in support of his work on psychotherapy outcomes in Veterans.

Transdiagnostic psychotherapies involve identifying and treating common, underlying symptoms across overlapping psychiatric disorders without tailoring the protocol to specific diagnoses. This course will provide a framework for using transdiagnostic treatment practices with patients to depressive, anxiety, and trauma and stress-related disorders. In particular, Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy (TBT) will be reviewed in detail with emphasis on applying the protocol to address trauma and its comorbidities. Research and literature on TBT will be reviewed to help clinicians with decision-making treatment selection and application.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the limitations of the disorder-specific approach to diagnosis and treatment of the emotional disorders and how taking a transdiagnostic approach may be successful in addressing said limitations.
  2. Describe the state of the literature of Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy in its treatment of depressive, anxiety, and trauma and stress-related disorders as well as its comparison to established disorder-specific therapies.
  3. Discuss how to apply the basics of Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy to their patients with depressive, anxiety, and trauma and stress-related disorders.

Instructional Level

Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Instructional Methodology
On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund and Attendance Policy

All programs offered on KP Learn for CE credit through the KP Northern California Mental Health Training website are free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Staff and trainees. Once a course is selected in the KP NCAL MH Training Website, the registration process begins, and it will appear in the individuals KP Learn profile for completion within 90 days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire program. An attestation of attendance will be given once the individual has completed viewing the program, which will then initiate the final steps of completing the evaluation forms to receive a certificate of completion.

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