CDP Presents: An Introduction to Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD - A Brief Treatment Approach online via Zoom
4 June, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Description: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent and debilitating disorder. Although effective treatments for PTSD have been identified, there are barriers to both delivering and receiving these treatments. From the patient perspective, the treatments are time consuming (e.g., number of sessions and between session assignments), which accounts for high dropout rates (i.e., 36%). From the provider perspective, the treatments involve substantial training to be able to effectively deliver and the time required to prepare for treatment sessions serves as an additional barrier (Finley et al., 2015). Written Exposure Therapy (WET) represents an alternative, evidence-based PTSD treatment approach that is efficient and associated with low treatment dropout rates (e.g., less than 10%). Moreover, WET has been found to be non-inferior relative to the more time intensive Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), with significantly lower dropout rates relative to CPT. This webinar describes the development of WET, efficacy findings support its use, and provides recommendation for the types of patients for whom WET might be most appropriate.
For more information on the course, including the agenda, presenter bio and more, please click here.
Target Audience: For behavioral health/healthcare providers who treat military personnel, Veterans, and their families.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Appraise barriers to implementing first-line PTSD treatment approaches.
- Differentiate critical elements of written exposure therapy.
- Evaluate the efficacy data for written exposure therapy.
- Distinguish situations when it is appropriate to use written exposure therapy.
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
Final CE details are still pending.
The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
For questions or technical issues, please contact Mr. Micah Norgard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Chris Adams (email@example.com).