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Monthly Webinars

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) hosts monthly webinars to provide information and facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The webinars are open to the public, and many provide continuing education.

Using Meta-analysis to Determine the Most Effective Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Oct. 22, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

This webinar will review the current guidelines for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at all points in the treatment continuum. It will highlight the significant areas where current major guidelines (VA/DoD, WHO, NICE, APA and ISTSS) are not in agreement including medications versus therapy, individual medications and behavioral therapies. The presenter will discuss variances in the evaluation of data that resulted in these differences and will review an evaluation of current studies in the form of four meta-analyses looking at more than17,000 citations for best evidence-based treatment.

Webinar participants will be able to:

  • Restate the current guidelines for the treatment of PTSD
  • Differentiate between the current evidence for medication versus behavioral therapy as evidence-based treatment
  • Identify medications with the best evidence supporting their use for PTSD
  • Compare behavioral therapies with the best evidence supporting their use for PTSD

Captain Daniel J. Lee, M.D., U.S. Army, MC
Chief, Multi-Disciplinary Behavioral Health Clinic
Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital
Fort Polk, Louisiana

Vladimir Nacev, Ph.D., ABPP
Senior Program Manager
Deployment Health Clinical Center
Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education
Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) Oct. 22, 2015, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

Sign up for the webinar at Please note, registration is required for each webinar regardless if the participant has an existing PESG account.

Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.

Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect or Defense Collaboration Services to attend the webinar.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email the DCoE webinar team.


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