Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

PTSD Assessment and Treatment Workshop

** New Workshop Offering! **

Registration is required by March 1, 2018.

PTSD Assessment and Treatment Workshop

Friday, March 16th, 9 am – 5 pm

Date: Friday, March 16th

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Cost:  $300 for attendance. This fee covers the cost of workshop and supporting materials (workshop binder with all slide handouts and PTSD assessment measures).

Workshop Location:

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

3535 Market Street
Suite 600N
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Workshop Description: Faculty from the Center for the Treatment & Study of Anxiety will provide intensive instruction in DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD, including introducing the Posttraumatic Stress Scale for DSM-5 (Interview version – PSSI-5) as well as PTSD Diagnostic Scale for DSM-5 (PDS-5), a self-report measure of PTSD symptoms. Administration of the PSSI-5 and PDS-5 will be covered in detail and participants will rate a sample PSSI-5 and discuss the scoring rationale for the sample administration. Participants will also be introduced to Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, an evidence-based treatment for PTSD that is effective, flexible, and a best practice recommendation.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the diagnosis and psychopathology of PTSD
  • Administer, score, and interpret the PSSI-5 and PDS-5
  • Discuss the basics of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD


Please find the registration form here.

Registration forms can be submitted:

Via postal mail to: Sandy Capaldi, Psy.D., CTSA, 3535 Market Street, Suite 600 North, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309

Via fax to: 215-746-3311, Attn: Sandy Capaldi

Via email as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to:


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