What Is Trauma and PTSD?
When individuals are subjected to experiences that leave a profound impact, they may develop trauma that impairs their ability to cope effectively. Examples of traumatic events that can cause this state are violence, abuse, accidents, and natural disasters. Witnessing someone else go through such events can also have the same effect.
Experiencing or witnessing someone experience traumatic events can result in the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD, which can persist long after the traumatic event, include intrusive thoughts, nightmares, avoidance of trauma-related situations, heightened vigilance, and negative changes in mood and thinking.
PTSD can have various causes that differ from person to person, even when they share the same traumatic experience. Contributing factors to the development of PTSD may include genetics, imbalances in brain chemistry, previous exposure to trauma, and a lack of social support.
To manage PTSD, typically, combine medication and therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). The interventions’ goals are to assist the patient in managing symptoms, facilitate processing traumatic experiences, and develop new adaptive coping strategies.
How To Use the Other People’s Resilience Techniques PTSD Worksheet
Step One. Access and Download the Template
To access and download a digital and printable copy of the “Other People’s Resilience Techniquest PTSD Worksheet,” you can do either of the following:
- Clicking the “Download Template” or “Use Template” button
- Searching “Other People’s Resilience Techniques” in Carepatron’s template library’s search bar on the website or the app
Step Two. Answer the Worksheet
Give your client a copy of an empty worksheet and time and space to answer it independently. Should they need clarifications or questions, please explain the sections to them in your own words or using the sample template below. Feel free to ask questions or converse with them if they’re stuck.
Step Three. Discuss the Worksheet
After the client completes the worksheet, you and your client can discuss its contents. A discussion will be constructive in the last two sections, where the client is asked about the skills they need to develop and is requested to write down a step-by-step plan.
Step Four. Securely Store the Template
At the end of your session, don’t forget to store the template at a secure physical location or on Carepatron, a HIPAA-compliant EHR. Save it on Carepatron; only relevant parties can access the template when needed.
Other People's Resilience Techniques PTSD Worksheet Example
Here’s a printable and digital PDF file of a completed “Other People’s Resilience Techniques PTSD Worksheet” template. Feel free to use it as a guide, reference, or visual aid when explaining how to complete the template to your clients. However, note that the answers in the sample template are fictional.
When Would You Use This Other People’s Resilience Techniques PTSD Worksheet?
Licensed and experienced mental health practitioners like psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and therapists can use it during therapy sessions when the client is undergoing a crisis or post-treatment plan to prevent setbacks or relapses.
As for the exact timing as to when you will give the template, explore resilience strategies, and recommend that your client try any of the ones brainstormed on the worksheet, we’ll leave it up to your expertise and your client’s consent. Only you will know best when the client is ready and when the strategy will be effective.
What Are the Benefits of Using This Other People’s Resilience Techniques PTSD Worksheet?
The worksheet will have the client utilize observational learning to find ways to be resilient, which can be helpful when they have difficulty coming up with their own or brainstorming.
Structure and Guidance
If it’s the client’s first time developing resilience strategies, the worksheet can help them form a structured plan and guide them on which to try. Furthermore, the organized worksheet makes it easy to use and understand.
Our free “People’s Resilience Techniques PTSD Worksheet” template isn’t only printable but also digitally accessible and fillable on any PDF editor or on Carepatron.
Why Use Carepatron as Your Cognitive Behavioral Therapy App?
Carepatron is a mental health practice management software that licensed and experienced healthcare practitioners like psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and counselors who conduct CBT therapy sessions use to manage their practice effectively. And it can be the software you can benefit from, too! How?
It’s because, on a single platform, Carepatron, you have access to tools and features that can assist you in automating tasks and streamlining processes related to:
Save time and effort by using, customizing, completing, storing, and digitally accessing over 1,000 templates of medical documents, invoices, and notes.
Have control over your schedule by allowing your clients to request appointments independently and setting up a system to send them automated reminders of upcoming meetings via SMS or email.
Offer alternative payment options, send automated reminders of payment dues, and process your clients’ payments quickly.
Input and effortlessly search for patient details and records using the available patient portal.
Be more productive and raise the caliber of your practice with practice management software that can handle your needs. Sign up for an account on Carepatron today!