Unfortunately, we live in a dangerous world, and estimates are that 70% of us will experience a potentially traumatic event. All mental health providers need to know how to help their client’s overcome trauma.
Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder will be described and data on its efficacy will be reviewed. The signs and symptoms and associated features and comorbidities of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be discussed. The pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy and combination pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy treatments for PTSD literatures will be succinctly reviewed and discussed, focusing on cognitive behavioral treatments (CBT), and the various CBT techniques will be briefly described, including virtual reality exposure therapy. Innovations in the treatment of PTSD, including medium of delivery, novel combination treatment, and early interventions will be presented. An intensive outpatient treatment model and pilot data will be presented. The majority of the workshop will be spent describing Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD, including videotapes for demonstration.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the basics of Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) and its efficacy with PTSD and comorbidities such as mood disorders.
- Describe the various treatments for PTSD, including the description and rational for treatment as well as available data on its efficacy. Interventions will include pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Specific CBT techniques to be covered include prolonged exposure and virtual reality exposure therapy.
This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Continuing Education Information
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association, Office of Professional Development, to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for 2 hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals.
Refund and Attendance Policy
The seminars mentioned above are Free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Employees and Trainees.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted for those who attend the entire lecture.