(WEBINAR) Introduction to Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD


CE Type: SW, APA           # of CE's: 6.0 CE's


About This Course

Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD that has been found effective with a wide range of trauma populations. In this workshop, Dr. Sandy Capaldi will discuss the diagnosis of PTSD and how to identify clients who may be appropriate candidates for PE, introduce participants to the theory underlying PE, and review the standard PE treatment protocol, with emphasis on the key components of treatment.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify significant PTSD symptoms that are primary targets of treatment
  • Identify clients who may be appropriate candidates for Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD (PE)
  • Discuss emotional processing theory as it relates to PE
  • Explain the key components of PE (in vivo exposure, imaginal exposure and processing, psychoeducation)
  • Describe the standard PE treatment protocol
  • Discuss the rationale for treatment with PE
  • Discuss the benefits of in vivo and imaginal exposure


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:

6.0 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 6.0 General continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

May 16, 2023

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.