This talk will review the different evidence-based practices (EBPs) for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in diverse local and global settings. The majority of the session will focus on specific ways to acknowledge and integrate diversity- and identity-based considerations when providing treatment for PTSD, using prolonged exposure (PE) as an example of how such factors can be incorporated without changing the core elements of this EBP. The speaker will draw from case examples in her own clinical work, and work she has supervised in a range of settings (community, clinical, military, and global) to exemplify how we may use some guiding principles to incorporate diversity considerations into EBPs for PTSD.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Anu Asnaani is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Boston University in 2013. Dr. Asnaani's research interests fall under several broad categories: