Treating Trauma Using CBT:Prolonged Exposure & Cognitive Processing Therapy

November 17, 2023 9:30 am - 4:45 pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED | 6 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR A FEE

Workshop Description:

The only therapies that the American Psychological Association strongly recommends for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Therapy (CT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). The National Center for PTSD further underscores the importance of PE and CPT by noting them as two of the three most effective therapies for treating PTSD. And, in a testament to their efficacy, every VA Medical Center in the country is required to provide its patients with access to either PE or CPT.

This workshop will equip participants with the treatment structure and principles of both PE and CPT, highlighting their similarities and distinct characteristics. An initial overview of PTSD and the rationale of using CBT for trauma treatment will set the stage. Language to present these treatment options to patients will be provided along with psychoeducation strategies. Participants will practice creating exposure-based treatment plans in PE. Participants will also understand and identify “stuck points” used in CPT. This workshop will integrate live practice, treatment planning, and conclude with a Q&A segment.

Please see the registration page for the complete agenda with speaker bios.