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To D or Not to D: Differentiating Between Post-Traumatic Stress, Injury or Disorder

  • 27 Sep 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (Gotowebinar)


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Description: This webinar will address the potential impact of diagnosing a client with post-traumatic stress (PTS) vs. post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-690506 

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-690506. Exp. 3/31/20


Learning Objectives:

1. Learn about the differences between post- traumatic stress (PTS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to help mental health professionals to recognize the differences in the conditions.

2. Explore a frame of reference on who can suffer from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for mental professionals to appraise how PTS and PTSD may develop.

3. Identify new approaches of addressing post- traumatic stress (PTS) to minimize the chances of the PTS becoming a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by providing mental health professionals with tools to help their clients to neutralize their post-traumatic stress from becoming a disorder.

About the PresenterDavid San Filippo, Ph.D., LMHC, CDMS, ADR

Dr. San Filippo is the Chair of the Graduate programs in Health Services Administration for the College of Professional Studies & Advancement at National Louis University. He teaches courses in health care administration & management, consciousness studies, death, dying, bereavement, & near-death experiences.  Dr. San Filippo earned his Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He is a licensed mental health counselor, certified disability management specialist, and serves as the Clinical Director of BlueLine Support, a service of the Wounded Officers Initiative.

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