The Treatment of PTSD and the Warrior Care Network

Cohen Veterans Bioscience Webinar Series - April 2017 Webinar

The Treatment of PTSD and the Warrior Care Network

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, at 12pm noon ET

Barbara Rothbaum, PhD
Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Emory’s Veterans Program; Director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory University School of Medicine

Webinar Summary

The Warrior Care Network (WCN) was established by a grant from the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to treat the invisible wounds of war in post-9/11 veterans. The WCN includes the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program in Atlanta, the Home Base Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the Road Home Program at Rush in Chicago, and Operation Mend at the University of California in Los Angeles.

In this webinar, Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, who leads the Emory Veterans Program, will discuss post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its treatment both in general and within the Warrior Care Network. The various Intensive Outpatient Programs across the WCN will be briefly described. The PTSD treatments covered in this webinar will include prolonged imaginal exposure (PE), virtual reality exposure (VRE), including VRE for military sexual trauma (MST), and pharmacotherapy.

Dr. Rothbaum will conclude with a discussion around the need for biomarkers in PTSD to further our understanding of PTSD and its treatment. We hope you can join us for this informative webinar presentation!

About Barbara Rothbaum, PhD

Barbara Rothbaum, PhDBarbara Olasov Rothbaum, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of Emory’s Veterans Program.  She is also director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Rothbaum is a clinical psychologist who specializes in research on the treatment of individuals with anxiety disorders, focusing on PTSD. She is a pioneer in the application of virtual reality exposure therapy for the treatment of psychological disorders. 

Dr. Rothbaum has served as a Blue Ribbon Panel Member for Pentagon officials since 2009 and serves on the committee for the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Study on Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

CLOSE
CLOSE