Intensive Training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
In this workshop, 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.
This intensive workshop on how to implement Prolonged Exposure Therapy will begin with instruction in the basics of all components of PE. The second half of the workshop will focus on how to modify therapy 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.
- Learn about the diagnosis and psychopathology of PTSD
- Learn about empirically-supported, psychotherapeutic treatments for chronic PTSD and about the comparative efficacy of these treatment approaches
- Learn how clients can be helped to emotionally engage in and process traumatic memories, with the aim of reducing trauma-related symptoms and difficulties
- Learn how to implement all of the treatment components of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: psychoeducation, breathing training, in-vivo exposure to safe but avoided trauma reminders, and imaginal exposure to memories of traumatic events
- Be presented detailed case vignettes that illustrate use of PE in the treatment of trauma survivors with chronic PTSD
- See segments of videotaped therapy sessions conducted by experts that illustrate all PE therapy components
- Practice PE procedures (e.g., presentation of therapy rationale to clients, building of in-vivo exposure hierarchy) with other attendees with feedback from faculty trainers
- Receive detailed treatment manuals and supporting materials used in providing the therapy
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to know how to facilitate effective emotional engagement during imaginal exposure, how to conduct PE with patients suffering from all types of trauma, and how to modify standard procedures in order to titrate emotional responses. Participants will also be able to construct an in-vivo exposure hierarchy that includes a range of situations that safely and effectively promote learning while expanding the client's world.
Click here to see a full agenda for the workshop.
Who should attend
Licensed mental heath professionals or those working under license. Because of the advanced nature of this workshop and the limited enrollment, we prefer that participants have prior experience treating trauma survivors.
Continuing Education Credits
Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education credits for 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
- pay $60 by cash or check to PBTA
If all of these requirements are met, PBTA can provide you with a continuing education certificate at the conclusion of the workshop
October 7-10 , 2013
9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
$1100.00 per person for 4 days. Fee covers cost of workshop, handouts and supporting materials, and refreshments during breaks.
Where to Stay
There are several options for local housing. For more information click here.
Edna Foa, Ph. D. (Director)
Sandy Capaldi, Psy.D.
Tracey Lichner, Ph.D.
Elna Yadin, Ph. D.
David Yusko, Psy. D.
Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309