Welcome to our series describing Mentegram’s online tools for mental health. These instruments will help patients stay much better engaged with their treatments, as well as ensure that therapists can maintain a higher level of efficiency within their own practices. Mental healthcare providers can use these tools to help reduce and even replace paperwork, virtually saving time in administration by screening the patients and monitoring their progression, even in between appointments. To provide these optimal results, Mentegram supplies a library full of tools that range from detailed surveys to simple sliding scales

This post will focus on information sheets that may be assigned to patients suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) by their mental healthcare providers. These instruments may be conveniently accessed on the patient’s smart phone, tablet or computer, and therapists may even send reminders to their patients.

A variety of thought-provoking information sheets are available, exploring topics like thinking styles, rumination and suppression. They also provide positive affirmations that will assist with the patient’s symptoms of PTSD, as well as help therapists track a patient’s mental health between sessions.

PTSD Film Projection Metaphor

This information sheet illustrates a wonderful metaphor, focusing on how patients suffering from PTSD are often forced to replay the same scenarios over and over again in our minds. However, when undergoing treatment, reliving these memories can occur in a safe, controlled environment. This tool can assist patients with processing these memories.

  PTSD Film Projection Metaphor

For more, visit Psychology Tools.

 

What Is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)?

This helpful information sheet describes trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. It assists patients with differentiating between trauma-based issues and PTSD, as well as outlining the treatment for TF-CBT. It goes over grounding and stabilization, working with memories, working with beliefs and reclaiming one’s life.

What Is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

For more, visit Psychology Tools.

 

Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): The Linen Cupboard Metaphor

This illustrated metaphor explains the treatment to patients suffering from PTSD. This brilliant metaphor illustrates how patients may unpack a problem and then repack it in a way that creates less problematic issues for the patient. Problems may spontaneously “fall” out of the cupboard, but this sheet provides solutions for this occurrence.

Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) The Linen Cupboard Metaphor

For more, visit Psychology Tools.

PTSD and Memory

This information doubles as guide for understanding the different parts of the brain associated with PTSD. Patients suffering with PTSD may benefit greatly from comprehending the functions of the amygdala, hippocampus and the pre-frontal cortex.

PTSD and Memory

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Other information sheets that are available for PTSD include: Thought Suppression and Intrusive Thoughts, Unhelpful Thinking Styles, What Is Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR) and What is Rumination.

You must be eager by now to see how these information sheets can assist YOUR patients, so act now and try out the instruments that may be assigned for patients suffering from PTSD. Please feel free to explore the vast library of instruments that Mentegram offers, along with welcoming higher efficiency and a better level of patient engagement into YOUR practice.

Also keep in mind that Mentegram’s library of instruments can assist with the symptoms related to depression, eating disorders, substance abuse and many other conditions. Read other posts in our series dedicated to Mentegram’s Online Tools by clicking HERE.

 

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