Online Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD Training via Second Life, 22-23 February 2023

Online Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD Training via Second Life, 22-23 February 2023

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    Date and Time:
    2023-02-22 09:00 to 2023-02-23 17:30 (EST)
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    Address: Online via Second Life,
Add to Calendar 02/22/2023 09:00 AM 02/23/2023 05:30 PM America/New_York Online Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD Training via Second Life, 22-23 February 2023 MM/DD/YYYY Online via Second Life The Center for Deployment Psychology

Course information

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is offering a two-day evidence-based workshop on the use of Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). This training will be held on 22-23 February 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern via Second Life. Registration for the course is $45 and comes with 14 continuing education credits. (Please note the refund and Continuing Education policies at the bottom of the page.) Space in this event is limited and registration will close when capacity is reached, even if this is before the final registration deadline. 

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 do not have an existing Second Life account can create one and download the Second Life Viewer program here:

Click on the gold "Join Now" button at the top of the Second Life page to create an account and click on 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.

For questions or technical issues, please email

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

Description: 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.

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, 2nd edition, by Foa, Hembree, Rothbaum, and Rauch (2019), published by Oxford University Press [ISBN: 978-0190926939].

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.

For additional details on course content, click here.

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: 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 who have not previously attended a CDP-led training in Second Life 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 "open house" windows are as follows:

  • Wednesday, 8 February, 2-4 p.m. (EASTERN)
  • Friday, 10 February, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (EASTERN)
  • Wednesday, 15 February, 7-9 p.m. (EASTERN)
  • Monday, 20 February, 1-3 p.m. (EASTERN)

Failure to attend one of the Open Houses will result in being disenrolled from the training.

If you participate in the Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) program and want to register for this online EBP workshop, please note that it will not qualify as an SBHP Tier 3. While you are welcome to attend the training, your participation will not be tracked by SBHP, nor listed on the SBHP registry.

Continuing Education Details:
Final CE approval is pending. This section will be updated in advance of the event.
Course Completion Requirements
: Participants are required to attend the entire training. Partial credits cannot be issued. Attendance is taken through the use of electronic logs, and a post-training evaluation form must be completed in order to receive CE credits. There is a 30-day time limit post-training to complete all CE requirements.

Inquiries regarding CE credits may be directed via email to Aric Bowie at For any techical questions, please email

Refund Policy:

Cancellations more than two weeks before the start of the event will receive a full refund, minus an approximate 10% credit card processing fee. Cancellations less than two weeks, but more than one week before the event will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than a week before the event's start date will not be eligible for a refund.


Last Day for Full Refund:
2023-02-03 (All day)
Last Day for Partial Refund:
2023-02-08 17:00
Full refund:
Partial refund: