Our goal is to create a sustainable coalition of mental health providers to provide treatment to individuals in Philadelphia who have experienced or witnessed community or gun violence.
As part of this innovative collaborative, you will receive FREE training and consultation, PLUS get paid for completing training goals!
How it works
There are two ways to participate in the PEACE Project:
- as part of the PE Initiative in collaboration with the Evidence-Based Practices and Innovation Center (EPIC) and Community Behavioral Health (CBH) or
- as a new trainee
To apply as part of the PE Initiative, you must be a mental health clinician in a participating PE Initiative agency who has already completed the training workshops. Click here to apply.
To apply as a new trainee, you must be a mental health clinician in Philadelphia who treats individuals who have experienced gun or community violence. Click here to apply.
Overview of the project:
- We will select 30 clinicians to participate in the PEACE Project as part of the PE Initiative.
- If you are selected to participate, you are agreeing to participate in weekly PE Group Consultation, which consists of weekly 90-minute Zoom meetings with up to 10 clinicians for consultation on PE cases for one year. Participants will present information about cases and appropriateness for PE as well as present individual PE cases through case discussion or review of PE sessions.
- All clinicians will be required to submit monthly data that includes number of unique PE cases served and number of PE sessions completed.
- If data is submitted for each month, you will become eligible for a stipend of $1,000 for attendance in at least 26 group consultation sessions over the course of the year.
- We will select 30 clinicians to participate in the PEACE Project as new trainees.
- If you are selected to participate, you are agreeing to participate in the following training and consultation activities:
- 1-day PTSD assessment workshop
- introduces participants to the DSM-5 definition of a traumatic event, reviews the diagnostic criteria for PTSD, and discusses differential diagnosis as well as prevalence, comorbidity, and risk factor data. Participants will also be introduced to the Posttraumatic Stress Scale for DSM-5 (Interview version –PSSI-5) as well as the PTSD Diagnostic Scale for DSM-5 (PDS-5), a self-report measure of PTSD symptoms. Administration of these assessments will be covered in detail and participants will rate a sample interview 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.
- 4-day Intensive Workshop in PE
- provides 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.
- 1-day adolescent PE workshop
- provides instruction in the basic differences between PE and PE-A, uses excerpts from videotaped sessions to illustrate how to use PE with adolescents, discusses when and how to implement PE-A, and provides guidelines for how and when to modify PE techniques to tailor the therapy to adolescents.
- Weekly individual case consultation
- Individual PE consultation will last for the duration of the clinician's first completed case of PE.
- Individual consultation consists of 1 hour of PE Consultant review of videotaped PE sessions and .5 hour Zoom consultation with PE therapist.
- A first case of PE for individual consultation must begin within 6 weeks of the date of the 1-day adolescent PE workshop
- If you are unable to start a PE case within that time frame, you will no longer be eligible for consultation services and be considered to no longer be participating in the PEACE Project.
- Weekly PE Group Consultation
- Group Consultation will occur for one year.
- Group Consultation consists of weekly 90-minute Zoom meetings with up to 10 clinicians for consultation on PE cases. Participants will present information about cases and appropriateness for PE as well as present individual PE cases through case discussion or review of PE sessions.
- 1-day PTSD assessment workshop
- Once clinicians have completed 2 cases with PE, they will be recommended for certification as PE Therapists.
- A PE Consultant Workshop will also be provided to 15 chosen clinicians who will be able to then certify new PE clinicians on their own,
- Stipends of up to $3,500 will be distributed throughout the life of the project, with funds distributed to newly trained clinicians at various milestones of the training process as follows:
- Upon completion of the 1-day PTSD assessment workshop, 4-day Intensive Workshop in PE, and 1-day adolescent PE workshop, clinicians will receive a stipend of $500.
- All clinicians will be required to submit monthly data that includes number of unique PE cases served and number of PE sessions completed. If data is submitted for each month, the clinician they will become eligible for further stipends as outlined below.
- For attendance in at least 8 individual consultation sessions, clinicians will receive a stipend of $500.
- For attendance in at least 26 group consultation sessions over the course of the year, clinicians will receive a stipend of $1,000
- When clinicians become certified as PE therapists, they will receive a stipend of $500.
- For clinicians chosen to participate in the PE Consultant workshop, they will receive a stipend of $1,000 upon completion of that training.
- We will also select 20 people to serve as backup trainees.
- If you are selected to participate as a backup trainee, you are agreeing to participate in the workshop activities described above (1-day PTSD assessment workshop, 4-day Intensive Workshop in PE, and 1-day adolescent PE workshop), but will only participate in consultation activities if a new trainee is unable to complete consultation for any reason.
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