The First Course on PTSD for Mental Health Professionals
What is it about?
How and why did the Smith College Training School of Psychiatric Social Work come into being? What was the experience of those who taught and learned there? What effect did the Training School have on the treatment of PTSD in the postwar years?
Why is it important?
The Smith College Program in Psychiatric Social Work not only provided the first organized course to train mental health workers to deal with what we now know as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but it also contributed to the expansion of professional opportunities for women and the broadening of the social work constituency in America.
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