DMCS 514 – Psychological Injury: Prevention, Job Retention, and Return to Work Strategies

This module addresses the concept of psychological injury primarily from the perspective of the Disability Management professional who is involved in prevention, job retention, and return to work. The module focuses both on creating psychologically healthy workplaces, and the functional and activity implications of mental distress that arise either from a traumatic event or chronic stress. It also addresses the basis for determining legal responsibility for a mental injury as well as the challenges that arise when a psychological injury occurs comorbidly with another health condition. It covers the range of symptoms, evidence-based treatments, and interventions that are available, and the strategies, supports and interventions that can be used to support job retention or return to work. In addition to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic mental stress, a number of related health conditions are also addressed including chronic fatigue syndrome, post-concussion syndrome, and the psychological implications of a major head injury. This module has been endorsed for Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC) professional development. The number of continuing education credit hours that can be claimed for this module is 12 hours. It is recommended that participants in this module have completed Module DMCCD or another introductory mental health course.


* Please note that if this course does not have sufficient registrations it will be postponed to a later date.