Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Specialty Workshop

The incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder in the general population is as high as 8%, and in the active military and veteran population as high as 17%.  Given the impact of PTSD on individuals and families affected by this condition, dissemination and implementation of effective treatments is a high priority.  Under the direction of Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., and led by Aaron Brinen, Psy.D., this Beck Institute specialty workshop will cover cognitive behavioral therapies which result in remission or a decrease in the severity of PTSD and the accompanying depressive and anxious symptoms.  Participants will learn exposure techniques and other skills specifically developed to aid survivors in accessing salient trauma information, understanding his or her reactions and achieving a realistic perspective on the traumatic event.  An in-depth explanation and illustration of prolonged exposure, a primary intervention for PTSD, will be included, as well as cognitive techniques for imaginal revisiting of the trauma memory.  Role-plays and other experiential exercises will be conducted throughout.

The workshop features a special question and answer and role-play session with Dr. Aaron Beck. Participants are encouraged to prepare or have in mind cases for discussion or role-play.

[This training is geared towards certification in CBT through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and includes 18 CE/CME credits]

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Applicant Prerequisite:

Doctorate or master's degree (or equivalent degree for practioners outside of the U.S.) in a mental health, medical, or related field. Core 1 Workshop recommended.

Workshop Duration:

3 Days, Mon-Wed: 8:45am - 4:00pm

Workshop Location:

Beck Institute | Directions

Tuition:

$1200

CE/CME:

18 credits

Workshop Curriculum:

Workshop topics:

  • Psycho-education about the Nature Of Trauma And PTSD
  • CBT Model of PTSD
  • Identifying Values and Setting Goals
  • Case Conceptualization
  • Exposure
  • Cognitive Processing
  • Belief Change
  • Structuring Sessions
  • Decreasing Avoidance
  • Addressing Non-Fear Emotions
  • Research

Trainees receive a letter verifying participation in this program.

 

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Travel and hotel information

There are two hotels within walking distance of the Beck Institute. The Hilton City Avenue is directly across the street, and the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West is three walkable blocks away. The Crowne Plaza also offers a shuttle to Beck Institute trainees that will take you to and from our office each morning and afternoon. When you register for a workshop, you will be provided with information to book your room at the “Beck Institute Rate”.

 

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Upcoming Dates

Space is limited. Your payment, due upon acceptance, guarantees your space.

  • Aug 31–Sep 02 2015 Full
  • Sep 12–Sep 14 2016 Apply