(WEBINAR) Identifying and Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


CE Type: SW, APA              # of CE's: 2.0 CE's

About This Course

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder involving development of disturbing and distressing symptoms after exposure to a traumatic event and is associated with considerable functional impairment and comorbidity. Early detection of PTSD constitutes the first crucial step in addressing and ameliorating the increased risks associated with development of PTSD. This workshop will introduce participants to the DSM-5 definition of a traumatic event, review the diagnostic criteria for PTSD, and discuss evidence-based treatment for PTSD.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify different types of criterion A traumas
  • Discuss the subjective nature of trauma
  • Describe the diagnosis and psychopathology of PTSD

Intended Audience: 

Mental health professionals who work with individuals who have experienced trauma

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:

2.0 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 2.0 General continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

April 23, 2024

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.