Trauma, PTSD and Alcohol Use Among Women
Panelists: Dr. Kirsten J. Langdon is a licensed clinical psychologist, and the director of behavioral therapy for the Lifespan Recovery Center, a program of Rhode Island Hospital. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Langdon is the author of scientific publications focused on the co-occurrence of mood/anxiety and substance use disorders.
Dr. Kaysen is a clinical psychologist, and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She is the Director of the Trauma Recovery Innovations Program at the University of Washington, a division dedicated to developing and testing more robust interventions for trauma-exposed populations. Dr. Kaysen is a trainer in Cognitive Processing Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for PTSD providing a wide range of CPT workshops in the US, Canada, Australia, and in low- and middle-income countries. Overview: The content of this webinar was derived from a published review of studies focusing on trauma, PTSD, and alcohol misuse among women. Thus, this webinar will also describe evidence-based strategies for the assessment and treatment of alcohol, PTSD, and its comorbidity to provide the audience with knowledge and techniques to effectively intervene with these symptoms and disorders. Objectives: (1) Describe theoretical models underpinning associations between PTSD and alcohol use; (2) Summarize the nature of PTSD and alcohol associations among trauma-exposed women; (3) Assess for sexual trauma among women with PTSD and/or alcohol use disorders; (4) Apply clinical practice recommendations to trauma-exposed women with PTSD and/or alcohol misuse.