Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Intensive Training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

 

Intensive Workshop in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

September 26-29, 2016
Center for the Treatment & Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania

Co-sponsored by: Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association

Who may attend: Licensed mental health professionals or those working under a licensed mental health professional. Because of the advanced nature of this workshop and the limited enrollment, participants should have prior experience treating trauma survivors.

Dates: Monday, September 26, 2016 – Thursday, September 29, 2016

Times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Wednesday (8:30 am for check-in and continental breakfast)

            9:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday (8:30 am for check-in and continental breakfast)

Cost:  $1500.00 per person.  This fee covers the cost of workshop and supporting materials (Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences [Foa, Hembree, & Rothbaum, 2007], Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience: Workbook [Rothbaum, Foa, & Hembree, 2007], and a workshop binder which includes all slide handouts and materials)

Workshop Location:

Sheraton Hotel – University City

3549 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

To receive our conference rate of $239 per night plus tax at the Sheraton, you may book your room at:  

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/PTSD.

To book by phone, call 888-627-7071 and request the group rate for the Intensive Workshop in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.

Workshop Description: Faculty from the Center for the Treatment & Study of Anxiety will provide intensive instruction in the use of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for survivors of trauma, covering the basics of all components of PE and how to modify PE procedures in order to tailor the treatment to the client’s response to exposure. Maintaining focus on treatment of PTSD while maintaining flexibility in following the manual will be emphasized. Lecture, discussion, videotaped therapy sessions, and participant role plays with feedback from faculty trainers are used to accomplish the goals of the workshop.

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

  • Describe the diagnosis and psychopathology of PTSD
  • Discuss emotional processing theory as it relates to Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
  • Discuss empirically-supported, psychotherapeutic treatments for chronic PTSD and the comparative efficacy of these treatment approaches
  • Explain how clients can be helped to emotionally engage in and process traumatic memories, with the aim of reducing trauma-related symptoms and difficulties
  • Implement psychoeducational treatment components of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
  • Construct an in-vivo exposure hierarchy that includes a range of situations that safely and effectively promote learning while expanding the client’s world.
  • Implement in-vivo exposure to safe but avoided trauma reminders with patients
  • Help patients choose an appropriate index trauma to focus on in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
  • Conduct imaginal exposure to memories of traumatic events
  • Choose hot spots with patients and implement hot spots procedures
  • Identify and address avoidance in PE sessions
  • Identify and address over- and under-engagement in imaginal exposure

Continuing Education Credit:  Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education credits for licensed psychologists and Pennsylvania social workers. Other licensed professionals should confirm with their respective licensing boards that CE activities in compliance with the American Psychological Association’s standards for continuing education credits are acceptable. PBTA maintains responsibility for the program.

This workshop is approved for 24 credit hours. In order to receive continuing education credits, participants must:

  • attend each hour of the workshop (no late arrivals or early departures)
  • sign in and out of the workshop each day
  • complete a post-test and course evaluation

If all of these requirements are met, you will receive a continuing education certificate at the end of the workshop. 

Agenda

Click here to see a sample agenda for the workshop.

 

Where to Stay

There are several options for local housing. For more information click here.

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New Workshop Offering!

Prolonged Exposure for Adolescents

(1 day addition to the Intensive Workshop in Prolonged Exposure Therapy Workshop)

September 30, 2016

Co-sponsored by: Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association

Who may attend: This workshop is open to licensed mental health professionals and those working under a license that have completed the 4-day Intensive Workshop in Prolonged Exposure Therapy within the last 5 years.

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016

Times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (8:30 am for check-in and continental breakfast)

Cost: $375.00 per person. This fee covers the cost of workshop and supporting materials (Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Adolescent with PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences [Foa, Chrestman, & Gilboa-Schechtman, 2009], Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Teen Workbook [Chrestman, Gilboa-Schechtman, & Foa, 2009], and a workshop binder which includes all slide handouts and materials)

Workshop Location:

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
3535 Market Street
Suite 600 North
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309

(please note that the location for this portion of the workshop is different from the location for the 4-day Intensive Workshop)

Workshop Description: Dr. Sandy Capaldi will provide instruction in the basic differences between PE and PE-A, use excerpts from videotaped sessions to illustrate how to use PE with adolescents, discuss when and how to implement PE-A, and provide guidelines for how and when to modify PE techniques to tailor the therapy to adolescents.

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

  • Describe the differences between PE and PE-A
  • Discuss the background and empirical evidence for PE-A
  • Identify appropriate candidates for PE-A
  • Use motivational interviewing and case management techniques to prepare individuals for PE-A
  • Implement psychoeducational treatment components of PE-A
  • Construct a real life experiment hierarchy that includes a range of situations that safely and effectively promote learning while expanding the client’s world
  • Conduct memory talk to memories of traumatic events
  • Choose worst moments with patients and implement worst moments procedures
  • Implement relapse prevention techniques
  • Conduct a treatment termination session in which the patient’s progress is reviewed

Continuing Education Credit:  Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education credits for licensed psychologists and Pennsylvania social workers. Other licensed professionals should confirm with their respective licensing boards that CE activities in compliance with the American Psychological Association’s standards for continuing education credits are acceptable. PBTA maintains responsibility for the program.

This workshop is approved for 6.5 credit hours. In order to receive continuing education credits, participants must:

  • attend each hour of the workshop (no late arrivals or early departures)
  • sign in and out of the workshop each day
  • complete a post-test and course evaluation

If all of these requirements are met, you will receive a continuing education certificate at the end of the workshop. 

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Application

To Apply

Download the information and application form for the Fall 2016 workshop in one of the below formats:

September 2016 Application — Word

September 2016 Application — PDF

Application Deadline

The registration deadline for the Fall 2016 workshop has been extended to September 19, 2016. Completed application forms and payment must be received by the application deadline. Payments will be processed after that date. No refunds will be available after payment is processed.

Instructions for Completing and Submitting Registration Form

Please complete the entire form and provide all information requested. Application forms can be submitted:

Postal Mail:
Sandy Capaldi, Psy.D.
Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market Street, Suite 600 North
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309

Fax: 215-746-3311
Attn:  Dr. Sandy Capaldi

Email (as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment): sandraca@mail.med.upenn.edu

Registration Confirmation

Once your registration form is received, you will receive a confirmation via email. Please do not make travel or other arrangements until your registration is confirmed. Note that we can only reserve your space if you provide payment information or a check.

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Payment Information

  • Full payment of $1500 is due by the registration deadline.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable after the registration deadline. Please note that payments will not be processed until the deadline.
  • We accept checks, money orders, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express.
  • If paying by check, please make check or money order payable to “CPUP.”

Additional Resources

Click for more information about Prolonged Exposure Therapy


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