Post-Traumatic Stress Course

Course Information

If the trauma that you experienced occurred less than 4 weeks ago, we recommend that you don’t enrol into this course at this time. This is because you may still be in the recovery process. You should contact your GP or other clinician to discuss the pros and cons of proceeding with this course.

Introduction

Posttraumatic Stress (PTS) can occur after a traumatic event. People with this condition are often troubled by distressing memories or thoughts about the trauma. They often avoid memories and other reminders about what happened, and can experience intense anxiety, sadness, or anger. These symptoms have a significant impact on relationships, work and daily activities.

A traumatic event is an event you witnessed, experienced, or learned about that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury. Common types of trauma include:

  • Car accidents
  • Work accidents
  • Physical or sexual assault
  • Military combat
  • Natural disasters
  • Working as a police, fire, or ambulance officer, where you are often confronted with details of these types of trauma

This course has been developed for people who have symptoms of PTS, and teaches people practical skills to help them recover.

Who will find this course useful?

People who have experienced a traumatic event and are significantly troubled and distressed by their memories of the event.

Course duration

You can do this course at your own pace but it has been designed to be completed within 3 months. We recommend completing one lesson every week or fortnight. When you complete the course in 3 months, you will be given another 12 months access to help you practice your new skills and progress further. Please note, there is a 5-day lockout period between lessons, to give you enough time to practice the skills you have learned before moving on to new skills.

How much will it cost?

The course is A$59 for three months’ access.

What type of support will I receive?

You will need a clinician to enrol you in this course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you discuss with your clinician and work out how you can make contact if you have questions or concerns as you proceed though the lessons.

How is the course structured?

Online Questionnaires

Our online questionnaires help to establish how you are feeling. Results from the questionnaires are then relayed to your clinician after each lesson. You will be emailed by THIS WAY UP if your scores are above the acceptable range. We recommend that your contact your clinician in this event.

Comic-Based Stories

Our lessons are in a comic based format, where you can follow the journey of a character as they learn practical skills to combat PTS. They also learn how to maintain these skills, manage and reduce difficulties, and prevent symptoms from returning.

Homework

Download our summaries and activities to reinforce what you learnt in each lesson.

Extra Resources

Download additional activities and information that you can complete between lessons.

Online Calendar

Schedule your next lesson using our online calendar and we’ll send you reminders for your next lesson.

Lesson Information

What lessons will the course cover?

 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Online Course App

Lesson 1

About PTS – Learn about the symptoms of PTS and how cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help to manage them.

Lesson 2

Breaking The Cycle – Understand what maintains the PTS cycle and how CBT skills can help break this cycle. Learn two practical techniques to manage physical symptoms.

Lesson 3

Finding The Link Between Thoughts And Feelings – Learn how thoughts and feelings are connected, and discover techniques to manage strong emotions linked to traumatic memories.

Lesson 7

Dealing With Trigger Situations – Learn practical steps to reduce avoidance of situations and test out your unhelpful thoughts.

Lesson 4

Changing Unhelpful Thoughts – Explore new techniques to tackle unhelpful thoughts to help you change the way you feel.

Lesson 5

Tackling Upsetting Memories I – Learn techniques to make the thoughts and memories about your trauma less distressing.

Lesson 6

Tackling Upsetting Memories II – Learn how to reduce avoidance of distressing thoughts and trauma memories.                              

Lesson 8

Staying Well – Develop ways to have better control over your symptoms in the long term and prevent relapse!

Evidence

Trial Results

We are have recently completed a randomised controlled trial on this course. Results will be published soon. For information about the trial see:

Reference: Allen AR, Newby JM, Smith J, Andrews G. Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) for posttraumatic stress disorder versus waitlist control: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2015; 16: 1-11

 

How Can I Study?

If the trauma that you experienced occurred less than 4 weeks ago, we recommend that you don’t enrol into this course at this time. This is because you may still be in the recovery process. You should contact your GP or other clinician to discuss the pros and cons of proceeding with this course.

Supervised

  • Desktop Website
  • Clinician Supervised
  • Clinician Feedback
  • 3 Months Access
  • Available Worldwide
  • $59