Prolonged Exposure for PTSD: A Step-by-Step Guide
This workshop focuses on the prolonged exposure (PE) treatment model as applied to individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We review the essential diagnostic criteria, summarize the evidence base supporting the efficacy of PE, discuss contraindications for PE, and give an overview of how PE treatment is conducted in both outpatient and intensive settings. Participants learn how to conduct PE through didactics, videos and hands-on exercises to prepare for them for the skills they implement to help their clients.
Great news for psychologists! Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions;
Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 14.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.
Chad Wetterneck, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He developed and supervises all adult PTSD programming at Rogers Memorial Hospital at the ... read more
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Explain the nature of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Indicate the efficacy of prolonged exposure (PE) treatment
- List and explain the contraindications for PE for PTSD
- Understand and apply PE techniques in an outpatient or intensive outpatient approach
Lecture and interactive discussion
Cahill SP, et al. (2009). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults. In EB Foa et al., eds., Effective Treatments for PTSD: Practice Guidelines From the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 2nd ed., pp. 139–222. New York: Guilford Press.
Foa, E. B., Hembree, E. A. and Rothbaum, B. (2007). Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD: Emotional processing of traumatic experiences: Therapist guide. New York: Oxford University Press.
Powers, M. B., Halpern, J. M., Ferenschak, M. P., Gillihan, S. J., & Foa, E. B. (2013). A meta-analytic review of prolonged exposure for posttraumatic stress disorder. Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry, 11, 428-436.
Ruzek, J. I., Eftekhari, A, Rosen, C. S., Crowley, J. J., Kuhn, E., Foa, E. B., Hembree, E. A., & Karlin, B. E. (2014). Factors related to clinician attitudes toward prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 423-429.
van Minnen, A., Harned, M. S., Zoellner, L. and Mills, K. (2012). Examining potential contraindications for prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 3, 1-14.
All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.
Date: Thu., Sept 20
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education
Instructor: Chad Wetterneck PhD
CEUs: 0.7, CEHs: 7
Enrollment Limit: 25
Program Number: 7750-10663
Note: 7 CEs (APA approved)
Registration Deadline: Thu., Sept. 13