Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Many people experience, or witness, a traumatic event during their lifetime and this trauma can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

PTSD can affect a sufferer’s relationships, their emotions and their thinking processes, impacting their everyday life and wellbeing. In your role you may come into contact with, or care for, someone suffering from this condition. Would you know how to care for them appropriately and provide them with the support they need? If not, this training resource is exactly what you need.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course!


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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As a guide, this course should take between 60 to 70 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • What is PTSD?
  • Traumatic events
  • Past trauma
  • Risk factors
  • Indirect trauma
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Simple PTSD
  • Complex PTSD
  • Delayed onset PTSD
  • Diagnosis
  • Symptoms
  • Acute PTSD
  • Chronic PTSD
  • Flashbacks & nightmares
  • Intrusive memories
  • Triggers
  • Phobias and PTSD
  • Physical arousal responses
  • Avoidance
  • Emotional numbness
  • Substance dependence
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • PTSD and associated medical conditions
  • Fear & anxiety
  • Survivor guilt
  • Relationships
  • Treatment
  • Debriefing
  • Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Medication
  • Treatment success