Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A New Perspective on Challenging Behaviors

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was diagnosed in 1980. Approximately 70% of the population will experience a traumatic event, and 20% will develop PTSD. People with intellectual disabilities are surely represented in the data, yet have often been treated as though stress responses were forms of acting out. The presenter will present PTSD recovery model that he teaches at an inclusive mental health treatment program. 1) At the conclusion of this presentation, session participants will be able to define what constitutes a traumatic event. 2) At the conclusion of this presentation, session participants will be able to define how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is diagnosed after a traumatic event. 3) At the conclusion of this presentation, session participants will be able to identify at least five symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 4) At the conclusion of this presentation, session participants will be able to define the Tri-Phasic Model for Post Traumatic Stress recovery. 5) At the conclusion of this presentation, session participants will become familiar with self-soothing and grounding techniques that can be used by anyone who has experienced trauma.

  • DAY 1. The Thursday Poster Presentation SessionThursday, December 4, 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Grand Ballroom North B (Set Up will be 1:30 to 4:30 PM)
  • DAY 2. The Small meeting sessionsFriday, December 5, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Mtg Planner Office A
  • BEST Posters AwardsFriday, December 5 at 2:10 PM. Grand Ballroom North B