18 CEs

The incidence of post-traumatic 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. Led by Aaron Brinen, Psy.D., this Beck Institute specialty workshop will cover cognitive behavioral approaches for PTSD.  Participants will learn exposure techniques and other skills specifically developed to aid clients 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.