Online Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD Training via Second Life, 19-20 November 2019

Online Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD Training via Second Life, 19-20 November 2019

Registration is Closed.

Meet The Team

Kevin M. Holloway, Ph.D.
Kevin M. Holloway

Director, Training and Education

Jenna Ermold
Jenna Ermold

Assistant Director, Training and Education

Event Details

  • Cost:
    CE Credits:
    Date and Time:
    2019-11-19 09:00 to 2019-11-20 17:30 (EST)
    Course type:
    Registration deadline:
    Address: Online via Second Life,
Add to Calendar 11/19/2019 09:00 AM 11/20/2019 05:30 PM America/New_York Online Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD Training via Second Life, 19-20 November 2019 MM/DD/YYYY Online via Second Life The Center for Deployment Psychology cadams@deploymentpsych.org

Course information

Registration for this event has reached capacity. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept additional participants. However, we will be maintaining a wait list, in case of any cancellations. If you would like to add your name to the wait list, please click here. If selected, you will be notified automatically and will have 24 hours to register for the available spot.

If you would like to be notified of other upcoming events, please join our monthly email list by completing the form hereIf you have any other questions, please email Mr. Chris Adams (cadams@deploymentpsych.org) or Mr. Aric Bowie (abowie@deploymentpsych.org).

The Center for Deployment Psychology will be presenting a two-day course in the use of Prolonged Exposure Therapy on 19-20 November 2019, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern via Second Life. Registration for the course is $45 and comes with 13.5 CEs. (Please note the refund policy at the bottom of the page.) Space in this event is limited and registration will close once this cap is reached.

Participants will need to have an account in Second Life and install the Second Life viewer on their computer in order to take part. Those who don't have a Second Life account can create one and download the Second Life viewer here: http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/.

Click on the gold "Join Now" button at the top of the Second Life page to create an account and click the "Download the SL Viewer" button to install the Second Life Viewer on your computer.

Also, a functioning microphone is MANDATORY to attend, in order to participate in the role-play sessions. Headphones are also HIGHLY recommended to provide the optimal experience.

Click here for more information about Second Life and the event.


This intensive two-day module provides training in PE, an evidence-based treatment of PTSD described in the manual, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD – Therapist Guide, by Foa et al., 2007. It covers the theoretical underpinnings and research behind PE and reviews the main clinical techniques used in this structured protocol. Step-by-step instructions for conducting PE therapy sessions, including in-vivo and imaginal exposure, along with strategies for working with over- and under-engaged patients and other difficult cases, are shared. Videotaped examples of PE cases are used to demonstrate therapist skills. Participants are expected to do role-plays in class to practice PE techniques, and they must attend both days.

Attendance Requirements:
Participants will be required to have a Second Life account and install the Second Life viewer on their computer. Those who do not have a Second Life account can sign up and download the viewer here: http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/Click the gold "Join Now" at the top of the page to create an account and click the "Download the SL Viewer" button to get the Second Life viewer.

If you are unfamiliar with Second Life, we HIGHLY recommend watching these brief orientation videos we have created to introduce Second Life to new participants.

Participants are also required to attend one of the pre-event "open houses" held online in Second Life. This is to ensure that participants can successfully log into Second Life, enter the training space, hear the presenter and speak with them via their computer's microphone. Participants will not need to attend for the entire "open house," just a portion of the two-hour window. Participants must attend this "open house" session from the computer and Internet connection they intend to use for the training.

The scheduled times for the "open houses" are as follows: 

  • 6 November, 2-4 p.m. Eastern
  • 13 November, 9-11 a.m. Eastern
  • 15 November, 1-3 p.m. Eastern
  • 18 November, 7-9 p.m. Eastern​

 Attendees are also responsible for acquiring a copy of the required text for this workshop, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences Therapist Guide, by Foa, Hembree, and Rothbaum (2007), published by Oxford University Press [ISBN: 978-0-19-530850-1].

Attendees are responsible to acquire a copy of the text prior to the workshop. It is available in print and electronic versions, and may be purchased from a number of vendors. The following links are provided for convenience only, and CDP does not endorse any specific vendor.

Please note: While this workshop will cover the same content as our face-to-face training workshops for Prolonged Exposure, attendance at CDP PE training events does not count toward certification in PE in the Veterans Health Administration (VA).

Click here for more information about Second Life and the event.

CE Details:
Mental healthcare providers are eligible to receive CEs upon successful completion of a post-training knowledge evaluation/survey. CEs for partial participation will not be awarded. For a detailed outline/agenda, please click here.

Please note that for this workshop we are unable to offer APA continuing education (CE) credits through our CE partner PESI. Instead, PESI is offering Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) CME credits, which are acceptable to most state licensing boards for psychologists. Please be sure to check the requirements for your state and retain any documentation associated with the training. We apologize for any inconvenience. CMEs for medical providers or psychiatrists are not available. 

CEs will be provided through PESI, Inc. via email three to five weeks after completion of the training. For eligible disciplines and recognizing bodies, click here. For CE credit information ONLY, please contact Chelsea Stickley at cstickley@pesi.com.

For any other questions, please visit http://deploymentpsych.org/about/contact-us​ or email cadams@deploymentpsych.orgpthompkins@deploymentpsych.org, or abowie@deploymentpsych.org.


Last Day for Full Refund:
2019-11-05 (All day)
Last Day for Partial Refund:
2019-11-12 17:00
Full refund:
Partial refund:
Online Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD Training via Second Life, 19-20 November 2019 | Center for Deployment Psychology


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