International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Continuing Education


Educational Need
The ISTSS Annual Meeting provides a forum for sharing research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma. It is an international assembly of professionals and students representing an array of disciplines including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, researchers, administrators, victim advocates, journalists, clergy and others with an interest in the study and treatment of traumatic stress. Speakers are strongly requested to avoid unnecessary jargon and to make their work and its implication to the traumatic stress field as accessible as possible to those who do not share their particular perspective and type of scientific approach. This is designed to facilitate increased understanding of what different types of researchers (e.g., basic scientists, clinical researchers) focusing on different types of traumatic stressors (e.g., child maltreatment, disasters, terrorism, war) using different research methods and perspectives (e.g., epidemiology, genetics, psychosocial, psychobiological) have found as well as what the implications of their work are for the traumatic stress field. Our aspirational goal is to establish a jargon-free zone in which experts maximize communication of their work, findings and implications in a way that facilitates understanding and cross-fertilization among researchers, clinicians and policy makers from other perspectives.

Educational Objectives
After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review assessment and treatment innovations that integrate the full complexity of clinical presentations of traumatic stress, from disorder to recovery.
  • Synthesize research findings in traumatic stress studies across multiple levels of analysis, from phenomenology to neurobiology.
  • Tabulate and summarize the complexity of traumatic stress research across interacting variables, including event characteristics, person characteristics, socioecological environment, clinical interventions, and timescales.

Satisfactory completion
Participants must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. NOTE: If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
 
Physicians
Accreditation Statement - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Nurses
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
 
This course is co-provided by Amedco and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Maximum of 26.50 contact hours.
 
CA Nurses
Amedco is approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP13683, for 26.50 contact hours.
 
Psychologists
This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 26.50 hours.
 
Social Workers
Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
 
Social workers participating in this course may receive up to 26.50 clinical continuing education clock hours.
 
New York Board for Social Workers
Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 26.5 hours.
 
New York Board for Mental Health Counselors
Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0061. 26.50 hours.

New York Board for Marriage & Family Therapists Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0032. 26.50 hours.
 
Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
The activity titled “33rd Annual Meeting: Trauma and Complexity: From Self to Cell” has been approved for 26.5 CE hours. Approval #20-589013. Subject Areas: C1, P6. 
 
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
This conference has been submitted to the board for review.
 
Continuing education credit will be awarded on a session-by- session basis, with full attendance required for each.
 
You must register for CE/CME by December 8, 2017