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Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Counseling / Social Work / Psychology
Contact Hours:   
Registration Fee:   $179

1. Discuss the diagnosis, theoretical explanations and available treatments for PTSD
2. Explore how to educate trauma victims to increase their ability to cope with trauma
3. Discuss how to tolerate clients' emotional distress by learning how to discuss trauma appropriately with clients
4. Identify and explain the main components of Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy
5. Discuss the theoretical underpinnings of PE and how to communicate the theory to your clients
6. Identify how to effectively use PE by learning where and when to modify the procedures based on the needs of the individual

Target Audience
• Psychologists • Social Workers • Trauma Specialists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Counselors • Physicians • Nurses • Clergy/Pastoral Counselors • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors • Rape Crisis Counselors and Staff

Confirmation Notes
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires.
CE Information: Click on the "purchase" button for CEU details.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy&mdsah;Helping Clients Confront Their Fears Trauma histories in mental health populations are more widespread than most clinicians realize. With recent events such as September 11 and the war in Iraq, PTSD is even more prevalent. PTSD and other trauma-related issues are often not asked about because clinicians may not know the best way to treat trauma or are concerned their client may fall apart if it is talked about. Fortunately, effective treatments for PTSD do exist. Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), a cognitive-behavioral treatment, has demonstrated efficacy in numerous clinical trials. It works well for a wide range of trauma victims including childhood physical and sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, war trauma, motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents and severe medical conditions. Despite the proven success of PE, most clinicians have not had the opportunity to learn prolonged exposure. This one-day seminar will discuss, in detail, the treatment components of Prolonged Exposure Therapy in order to learn how to successfully treat PTSD. Advanced topics will also be discussed, such as how to handle multiple traumas and how to address substance abuse that co-exists with PTSD. Participants will gain knowledge through lecture materials, outcome research data, instructional videos, and case demonstrations. Clinicians will be given opportunities to discuss concerns and apprehensions about prolonged exposure and are encouraged to discuss their own case material.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM