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Written Exposure Therapy (WET) Consultation: Part II - A brief treatment approach for PTSD with Denise Sloan, Ph.D.

  • 01/18/2023
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • No CE credits are included for this level of registration. Students must be current members to qualify for this reduced rate.
  • Includes 2 CE Credits: Consider becoming PBTA member & then registering in order to access the benefit of reduced registration & free CE offered to current members.

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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 leads to nearly one third of patients dropping out of treatment prematurely.  Written Exposure Therapy (WET; Sloan & Marx, 2019) represents an alternative, evidence-based PTSD treatment approach that is efficient, effective, associated with low treatment dropout rates (e.g., less than 10%), and works for a variety of individuals with PTSD.

This workshop is a follow-up to that offered on 2/2/22 and provides an opportunity for consultation to support implementation of WET. Attendees who missed the initial training are invited contingent upon reading the manual or having completed a basic level of training in WET elsewhere. Part II is an intermediate level follow-up CE event to the  initial training.  Dr. Sloan will respond to questions regarding implementation of WET with specific cases. Strategies for conceptualizing and dealing with psychiatric co-morbidity, managing avoidance, and keeping patients optimally engaged will be provided. 

If you did not yet read Dr. Sloan's EBP article it can be accessed HERE or by pasting into browser. Registrants will also receive resources for implementation that those who completed Part I of this training have already received.

CE Learning Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

1.     Using specific case consultation examples, describe how to address challenges implementing WET.

2.      Using specific case consultation examples, identify an instance of  how to make modifications to the scripted approach when needed.

About Presenter

Denise M. Sloan, Ph.D. obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1998. She currently serves as the Associate Director, Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD and a Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine. She is an expert on psychosocial interventions for traumatic stress disorders and has a specific interest in efficient treatment approaches for PTSD.  Dr. Sloan conducted a series of studies that lead to the development of Written Exposure Therapy and has conducted multiple large-scale treatment studies examining the effectiveness of this treatment. She has published over 100 scientific articles and has received funding for her work from several organizations, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institute for Mental Health, Department of Defense. Dr. Sloan is past Editor of Behavior Therapy and current Editor of Journal of Traumatic Stress and a consulting editor for six scientific journals. Dr. Sloan has over 25 years of experience treating individuals with PTSD, and she has extensive experience training mental health providers in the delivery of trauma-focused treatments.

Suggested Reading

Sloan, D. M., & Marx, B. P. (2019). Written exposure therapy for PTSD: A brief treatment approach for mental health professionals. American Psychological Association.

Target Audience

This presentation is intended for licensed mental health professionals and advanced graduate student trainees seeking licensure and with some clinical experience. The instructional level of this presentation is INTERMEDIATE.

Continuing Education

  • Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists*. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • This program provides two (2) hours of CE credits.
  • PBTA is also an authorized provider of CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Full attendance with video display is required to obtain CE credit for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.
  • * PBTA does not currently offer CE to practitioners licensed in the state of New York.
Zoom video link will be sent to participants in the week before the event contingent upon membership being paid in full if membership rate was selected. NOTE: New membership period begins 2/1/23. Enrollment for non-members is automatically cancelled if registration fee is not paid within 15 minutes of registration.

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