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

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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, March 22, 2021 – Thursday, March 25, 2021

Times:       9:00am to 5:00pm EST Monday-Wednesday

                   9:00am to 4:00pm EST Thursday

Cost:          $1500.00 USD per person. This fee covers the cost of workshop and supporting materials, which will include all slide handouts and assessment materials to be emailed to you prior to the workshop

Workshop Location: Zoom video conferencing platform (you will be sent an invitation with instructions prior to the workshop)
 

Workshop Description: Dr. Edna Foa and Dr. Sandy Capaldi 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

 

Webinar workshop requirements:

You will be asked to affirm the previous conditions and your agreement to them prior to the commencement of the workshop.

 

Applications are due March 15, 2021 and must be completed in full. Applicants will be notified of acceptance within one week of receipt of their application. Please do not make travel or other arrangements until your application is accepted.

 

If you are interested in and eligible for Continuing Education credits, read below:

THE PHILADELPHIA BEHAVIOR THERAPY ASSOCIATION (PBTA) IS APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION TO SPONSOR CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS.  PBTA MAINTAINS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM AND ITS CONTENT.  THIS PRESENTATION PROVIDES TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS OF CE CREDITS FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS.

PBTA IS ALSO AN AUTHORIZED PROVIDER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS LICENSED IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA - THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS OF CE CREDITS. 

In order to receive continuing education credits, participants must:

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

If both of these requirements are met, you will receive a continuing education certificate after the conclusion of the workshop.

 

Instructions for Submitting Application

Registration for this workshop is not yet open. Please check back or subscribe to our mailing list to be alerted to this and other workshop registration availability.

Applications can only be submitted via email at this time as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to:

Dr. Sandy Capaldi (sandraca@pennmedicine.upenn.edu)

Application Acceptance

You will receive a confirmation via email if your application is accepted. Note that we can only reserve your space when you provide payment information .

Payment Information

  • Workshop fees are non-refundable after the application due date. Please note that payments will not be processed until after the application due date.
  • We can only accept credit card payments at this time (Discover, MasterCard, and Visa). Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express.

Additional Resources

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