This workshop is dedicated to updating and further advancing therapists’ skills when using Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD. We will provide and updated review of the literature supporting PE and provide additional training in the areas of the treatment that therapists feel weakest around, based upon their recent experiences with PE cases. This content will include discussion of appropriateness of clients for PE, addressing under– and over-engagement, and modifying PE procedures to tailor the treatment to the individual
By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Provide an updated review of the literature supporting PE.
2. Review the core elements of PE.
3. Address questions related to who is an appropriate candidate to receive PE.
4. Review difficulties therapists are experiencing engaging their clients in PE.
5. Discuss modifications to the treatment program that can allow tailoring the treatment to the individual.
6. Discuss issues that therapists are experiencing during imaginal exposure and processing of traumatic memories.
Therapists trained in PE through the trauma initiative of CBH/DBHIDS
Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits