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Group Delivery of PTSD Treatment with Exposure, Cognitive, and Behavioral Modules – Live-webcast, May 18, 2018, 1-4 pm ET

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Length: 3 hours

If purchasing the video on-demand program, please note that the program and quiz will be available 3 weeks after the live webcast. 

Group therapy for PTSD is commonly utilized, however most group protocols are either unstructured or do not parallel the evidence-based (EB) individual treatments of Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy. This 16-week group adheres to EB protocols, while allowing clinicians to combine three interventions. The training will review background and findings from a randomized controlled trial on a unique 3-member group protocol for PTSD, which includes structured modules of exposure, cognitive, and skills-based treatments. The majority of the training will focus on teaching the delivery of the three component structured group with time for discussion. 

Learning Objective 1
List three treatment modules of the structured group treatment.

Learning Objective 2
Describe how to conduct repeated imaginal exposure therapy in a PTSD group.

Learning Objective 3
Identify the one problem with conducting exposure therapy in a PTSD group.

Presenter: Diane T. Castillo, PhD

Castillo Dr. Castillo has worked in the field of PTSD for over 30 years as a clinician, researcher, educator, and administrator, primarily in the VA. She has developed evidence-based assessments and treatments for Veterans with PTSD. Dr. Castillo has served on faculty at Texas A&M University and the University of New Mexico. She is an Associate Editor for the APA journal Psychological Trauma, is President for Trauma Division (56), and has served on the Board of Directors for ISTSS.  She has published in PTSD, Hispanic veterans, and ethics.  She is a trainer/consultant in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for PTSD.