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

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Discuss the treatment components of Prolonged Exposure therapy in order to successfully treat PTSD. Explore advanced topics, such as how to handle multiple traumas and how to address substance abuse that co-exists with PTSD.

Course Description/Agenda


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 it.

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 PE and are encouraged to discuss their own case material.

  • Increase your competence with treating trauma survivors
  • Learn the session-by-session treatment components of prolonged exposure therapy
  • Discuss how to tolerate clients' emotional distress by learning how to discuss trauma appropriately
  • Explain how to treat PTSD clients with co-occurring substance abuse, personality disorders or medical conditions

What You'll Learn

  • Discuss the diagnosis, theoretical explanations and available treatments for PTSD
  • Explore how to educate trauma victims to increase their ability to cope with trauma
  • Discuss how to tolerate clients' emotional distress by learning how to discuss trauma appropriately with clients
  • Identify and explain the main components of Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy
  • Discuss the theoretical underpinnings of PE and how to communicate the theory to your clients
  • Demonstrate how to conduct imaginal exposure with clients
  • Discover how to effectively use PE by learning where and when to modify the procedures based on the needs of the individual
  • Explain how to treat PTSD clients with co-occurring substance abuse, personality disorders or medical conditions
  • Discover how to modify PE for difficult cases and when roadblocks occur

What People Are Saying About the Class

"This was an excellent seminar -- extremely practical, thorough, organized and clearly presented." - Rachel Petersen, Counselor, Fairfax, VA

"Dr. DeLambo presents in a warm, sensitive and responsive manner, which makes learning a new area of clinical approach to the treatment of PTSD a rewarding experience." - Jivan May, Social Worker, Alexandria, VA

"Dr. DeLambo was excellent! Well prepared -- clearly cared about the quality of her presentation and maintains high regard for her clients and course participants." - Richard Cioni, Counselor, Cumberland, MD

 

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Course Summary

Discuss the treatment components of Prolonged Exposure therapy in order to successfully treat PTSD. Explore advanced topics, such as how to handle multiple traumas and how to address substance abuse that co-exists with PTSD.

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Who Should Attend

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, Case Managers

 
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