Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD


# of CE's: 24

This workshop begins with a review of the literature supporting prolonged exposure therapy (PE) providing a solid background on the effectiveness of this treatment for PTSD. We will review the diagnosis and assessment of PTSD and from there this program will focus how PE is effectively delivered to patients presenting with a primary diagnosis of PTSD. This will include lectures, role plays, and video illustrations of actual patients in order to demonstrate how PE is performed. Using PE with special populations, such as those who are substance dependent, will also be discussed

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic techniques of PE to treat PTSD
  • Explain the theory underlying and the empirical support for PE
  • Discuss excerpts from videotaped sessions conducted by experts to illustrate how to use PE
  • Practice the techniques of PE under expert guidance
  • Analyze and discuss when and how to implement PE

Intended Audience:

Master’s level community mental health therapists identified by CBH/EPPI and invited to attend the workshop

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Completion Requirements:

Participants must attend entire 4-day presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits