Colloquium - Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D.
Colloquium title: “Treatment of PTSD: From Pharmacotherapy to Psychotherapy to Virtual Reality”
Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor in Psychiatry and Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research at the Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program and the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory and holds the Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology.
The signs and symptoms and associated features of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be discussed. The pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy literatures for PTSD will be succinctly reviewed and discussed, focusing on cognitive behavioral treatments (CBT), and the various CBT techniques will be briefly described, including virtual reality exposure therapy. Pharmacotherapy and combination pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy treatments for PTSD will be discussed. Innovations in the treatment of PTSD, including medium of delivery, novel combination treatment, and early interventions will be presented. An intensive outpatient treatment model and pilot data will be presented.
The colloquium is worth 1.0 CEU for Psychologists.