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Explaining PTSD & The Counting Method (2-Video Series)

In this engaging 2-video series, learn how to educate patients and their loved ones about PTSD, structure a coherent course of treatment, and employ Frank Ochberg's "counting method," a simple yet effective tool used to master the flashbacks and intrusive recollections so common in PTSD.
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Explaining PTSD & The Counting Method (2-Video Series)
Traumatic memories invade the consciousness of those who suffer from PTSD, presenting a profound challenge for both the survivor and therapist. In this 2-video series, PTSD expert Frank Ochberg models how to explain PTSD to patients and their loved ones as well as create a coherent structure for treatment using the "Counting Method."
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"This is a nice, concise, easy to watch DVD that is simple, yet profound... The gems that come from these two well-respected, seasoned PTSD experts...are well worth keeping."
Carl C. Bell, MD, President/CEO, Community Mental Health Council, Chicago, IL

"I cannot stress enough how very much my staff and I enjoyed this program… Frank Ochberg and Angie Panos encapsulated concisely and clearly the most important and salient treatment protocols for the therapist."
- Beverly J. Anderson, BCETS, Clinical Director, Metropolitan Police Employee Assistance Program, Washington, DC

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By watching these videos, you'll be able to:

• Explain PTSD to clients in a therapeutic, supportive and informative way.
• Help your client understand what the treatment process for PTSD will entail.
• Begin the PTSD treatment process with greater understanding and confidence.
• Explain each step of the Counting Method technique.
• Use the counting method with PTSD clients who are ready to master their traumatic memories and flashbacks.
• Integrate Ochberg’s use of pacing, a steady and safe presence, and the therapeutic connection in your own work with clients with PTSD.
Length of Series: 00:49:00
Number of Discs: 2
English subtitles available on: Stream
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Frank Ochberg, MD, has been a leading authority on the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder since the 1960s and helped define PTSD for its inclusion in the DSM. He has received many awards for his work, most recently the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He founded Gift From Within and is currently a professor of psychiatry at Michigan State University.

Angie Panos, PhD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a licensed clinical social worker. She has more than twenty years of experience in traumatic stress treatment, dealing with war refugees, and victims of domestic violence, rape and child abuse.

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Learning objectives:

  • Explain PTSD to clients in a therapeutic, supportive and informative way.• Help your client understand what treatment of PTSD will entail.
  • Use the counting method with PTSD clients who are ready to master their traumatic memories and flashbacks.• Integrate Ochberg’s use of pacing, a steady and safe presence, and the therapeutic connection in your own work with clients with PTSD.