Charles Hoge, M.D.
1.5 EMDRIA Credits
1.5 NBCC Credits
The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have produced 2.5 million combat veterans, with rates of PTSD and comorbid health concerns comparable to previous war generations. Enormous resources have been directed at reducing stigma, expanding services, and research, with particular emphasis on delivering or refining prolonged exposure (PE) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT).
However, these strategies have proved overly narrow, due to low engagement in care, high treatment dropouts, and comorbidities. This talk will provide an occupational and physiological perspective for understanding combat related PTSD, and will synthesize evidence on established and emerging treatment strategies, including the role of EMDR therapy and related treatments, to foster optimal care for veterans. Advanced (30% EMDR)