Online Course » PTSD #3: The Culture of PTSD - Interview with James Herbert, PhD

Course Description:
James Herbert, PhD, describes various aspects of the culture of PTSD and its influence on diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Herbert also discusses how clinicians can encourage resilience. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player.
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss controversies associated with PTSD and the effectiveness of a variety of treatment approaches; and
  • Describe ways of treating PTSD that encourage resilience.
Author Bio:
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, founder and president of On Good Authority, interviews: James D. Herbert, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavior therapy (including newer mindfulness and acceptance-based models of behavior therapy), mood and anxiety disorders, the distinction between science and pseudoscience in psychology and related fields, and the promotion of evidence-based practice in mental health. He is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Program at Drexel University, where he also serves as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He also served for several years as Director of Clinical Training of Drexel's PhD Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Herbert has received numerous professional honors and awards, including the University's Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 1999. He leads an active research program on the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, with particular emphasis on evaluating the effectiveness and mechanisms of action underlying new acceptance-based models of behavior therapy such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He has published widely on these and other topics in professional journals and is known internationally for his writings on quackery and pseudoscience in mental health. He is currently an associate editor of two professional journals, The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice and Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, and he serves on the editorial boards of several additional journals, including the Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
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