6. May 20-24, 2024 full day: Emotional Processing of PTSD: Intensive Workshop in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (VIRTUAL)

May 20-23, 2024 (4 days CE) 
9:00-12:00; 12:30 to 4:30 pm.

Pre-register by April 30, 2024

This is a virtual course, and will take place over Zoom.

A link to this virtual course will be sent one week prior to the event.

28 CEHs

$500.00 All participants, to include students, alumni and pre-registered SLU practicum instructors 

Course Description
Presenter: Christopher Conley MSW, DSW

Title: Emotional Processing of PTSD: Intensive Workshop in Prolonged Exposure Therapy

• Effectively conduct empirically supported procedures for the assessment of PTSD, 

• Implement Prolonged Exposure for Emotional Processing of PTSD, 

•Conduct evaluation of PE PTSD treatment

Required text: Foa, Edna B. and others, 'Foundations of Prolonged Exposure', Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences - Therapist Guide, 2 edn, Treatments That Work (New York, 2019; online edn, Oxford Academic, 1 Aug. 2019), https://doi.org/10.1093/med-psych/9780190926939.003.0001, accessed 9 May 2023.

Course description: Prolonged Exposure (PE) is an empirically supported treatment for individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  As a PTSD treatment, Prolonged Exposure is the most researched of all the empirically supported treatments for PTSD and has consistently been strongly recommended by various professional organizations including the American Psychological Association Guidelines for the treatment of PTSD, the US Department of Defense (DoD), and Veterans Affairs (VA).Prolonged Exposure is a CBT-focused brief time-limited intervention (13 weeks average and median) that focuses on the emotional processing of traumatic events for the amelioration of PTSD related symptoms. Although the treatment is normally administered once weekly, it can be accelerated to multiple times per week or massed (daily) over 2 weeks. It is an effective treatment for both single episode and multiple episode traumas. Complex PTSD also responds to PE treatment. Prolonged Exposure has been used and tested on the most diverse and high-risk populations including military (active and civilian), suicidal clients, substance using individuals, individuals who have significant symptoms of dissociation, and individuals who meet criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder. 

Bio: Dr. Conley is an Assistant Clinical Professor (PT) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where he supervises psychiatry residents in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD. 

Dr. Conley has over 20 years of experience working in a wide range of services including child welfare, emergency psychiatry, outpatient mental health, juvenile justice, and in implementing evidence-based treatments in community services.  He is experienced in a number of behavioral and cognitive behavioral treatments including Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD, Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP) for OCD, and CBT treatments for mood and anxiety disorders.

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