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Treatment Materials

ISTSS offers a number of treatment resources, including treatment manuals, patient handouts, and links to high-quality web-based trainings in evidence-based practices.

If you have a question about a specific resource, please contact its author or publisher. The authors of these materials retain all intellectual ownership of their work. If you use any material from this site, please reference it appropriately and acknowledge copyright where relevant.

Telehealth Materials

Advances in the Use of Telehealth for the Treatment of Traumatic Stress
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Engagement in, and completion of, effective treatment for PTSD is of the utmost importance. During a pandemic, face-to-face interactions must sometimes be limited and we must rely on telehealth treatment. This recorded webinar, presented by Leslie Morland, PsyD., reviews why telehealth is useful for PTSD treatment, what we know about clinical efficacy, practical and clinical implementation, and resources to move forward.Ā 

Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder via Telehealth: Practical Considerations During the COVIDā€19 Pandemic
Journal of Traumatic Stress

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has required mental health providers to rapidly rethink and adapt how they provide care. Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder that is effective when delivered in-person or via telehealth. Given current limitations on the provision of in-person mental health treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, this article presents guidelines and treatment considerations when implementing CPT via telehealth. Based on lessons learned from prior studies and clinical delivery of CPT via telehealth, recommendations are made with regard to overall strategies for adapting CPT to a telehealth format, including how to conduct routine assessments and ensure treatment fidelity.

Treating PTSD During the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
National Center for PTSD

In this lecture, a panel of expert clinicians from the PTSD Consultation Program provide suggestions and resources for implementing CPT, PEĀ and EMDR via telehealthĀ (Sonya Norman, PhD et al.). See more from the PTSD Consultation Program: Lecture Series.

Adult Treatment Materials

Notifying Family Members After Unexpected Deaths: Guidelines for Healthcare Providers
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

This fact sheet for health care providers offers tips on notifying family members aboutĀ the death of a loved one in a way that is professionally responsible, empathic and culturally sensitive.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Acute Stress DisorderĀ (CBT for ASD)

ISTSS members can get a free 6-session treatment manual for acute stress disorder that has been shown to prevent chronic PTSD (Bryant et al., 1998; Bryant et al., 2003) in motor vehicle accident, industrial accident, and nonsexual assault survivors.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

ISTSS members can get the CPT manual for treating PTSD for free. Although this version is targeted specifically at military and veteran populations, the procedures are equally applicable to other traumatized groups (see Resick and Schnicke, 1993).

Practitioner Tools

ISTSS members can find a number of practical tools (e.g., client handouts) to assist in provision of evidence-based treatment.

Child Treatment Materials

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children (TF-CBT)

This 10-hour web-based training in Trauma-focused CBT for Children is available for free to members and non-members. It is brought to you by the Medical University of South Carolina National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Allegheny General Hospital's Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Child Abuse Research Education & Service (CARES) Institute, and The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.