Lesson 10: Diagnoses Connected to Crisis


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this lesson's material students will be able to:

  • Desmonstrate knowledge regarding community based crisis identification and resolution.


Crisis Reactions: A Continuum

Read the following articles & websites:

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The Veteran's Administration (VA) has created lots of educational materials to help individuals diagnosed with PTSD. Please complete the PTSD training course as established by the VA (should take about 45 minutes to complete): http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/continuing_ed/ptsd_overview.asp - Click Watch the Course

Acute Stress Disorder:

Read the VA's website about Acute Stress Disorder: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/treatment/early/acute-stress-disorder.asp

Read the Healthline article about Acute Stress Disorder: http://www.healthline.com/health/acute-stress-disorder#Symptoms4

Adjustment Disorder:

Read the Healthline article about Adjustment Disorder: http://www.healthline.com/health/adjustment-disorder#Overview1

Read the Child Mind Institute guide about Adjustment Disorders: http://childmind.org/guide/guide-adjustment-disorder/


How to help find help for someone in crisis - http://www.psychguides.com/guides/how-to-find-help-treating-a-crisis-related-problem/


Lesson 10 Quiz

  1. Select one of the diagnoses listed above and, using your own words, describe the disorder including signs, symptoms and treatments. Also share how the disorder you selected is connected to the field of crisis intervention. Include any references if you used resources to build to answer.

Lesson 10 Discussion (For online class only)

Please share your thoughts about the Veteran's Adminstration (VA) PTSD training class and some new information that you learned through participating in the class.