(WEBINAR) Beginner’s Guide to Exposure Therapy for Specific Phobias


# of CE's: 4.0

CE Type: SW, APA              # of CE's: 4.0 CE's


About This Course

This training will provide instruction in the diagnosis of Specific Phobias and the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive behavioral treatment for specific phobias, an evidence-based treatment for specific phobia symptoms. The primary treatment components (psychoeducation, in vivo exposure, response prevention) will be introduced and practical applications of these components discussed.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the symptoms of Specific Phobias
  • Describe the major categories of specific phobias
  • Explain the basis and goals for exposure therapy
  • Identify typical feared consequences and compensatory behaviors related to specific phobias
  • Explain how to implement the treatment components of exposure therapy for specific phobias (psychoeducation, in vivo exposure, response prevention).


Intended Audience: 

Mental health professionals who may work with individuals with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of specific phobias


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

4.0 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content

Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 4.0 General continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

December 12, 2022

Sandy Capaldi


PTSD Training Coordinator

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania


Sandy Capaldi, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, where she serves as the PTSD Training Coordinator. Dr. Capaldi has a variety of clinical experiences with patient populations ranging from children to older adults. She specializes in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD, and cognitive-behavioral treatment for trichotillomania, social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety.