This intensive 1-day workshop provides training in Written Exposure Therapy (WET), an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. It presents the theory underlying WET, a brief overview of WET's empirical support, and step-by-step instructions in the WET protocol. Throughout the workshop strategies for conceptualizing and dealing with co-morbidity, managing avoidance, and keeping patients optimally engaged are provided.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain barriers to implementing first-line PTSD treatment approaches.
  2. Discuss critical elements of written exposure therapy.
  3. Describe the efficacy data for written exposure therapy.
  4. Describe situations when it is appropriate to use written exposure therapy.
  5. Apply skills learned to deliver written exposure therapy.


9:00-10:00Development of Written Exposure Therapy
10:00 _ 10:15Break
10:15 _ 11:45Empirical support
11:45 _ 12:45Lunch Break
12:45 _ 1:00Assessment prior to treatment
1:00 _ 4:00Implementing Written Exposure Therapy
4:00 _ 4:30Managing clinical issues during treatment
4:30 _ 5:00Q&A / Evaluations / Certificates


  • Associate Director of the Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD
    Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Target Audience

This program is intended for psychologists, social workers, and licensed mental health counselors.

CE Information

Live Event Date: July 1, 2019






Psychologists CE Credit

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This offering meets the criteria for 6.75 continuing education credits for psychologists.


Social Work CE Credit Hours

The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers.

This program is approved for 6.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 60250.


Licensed Mental Health Counselors

MaMHCA, and its agent, MMCEP has been designated by the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professions to approve sponsors of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for licensure renewal, in accordance with the requirements of 262 CMR 7.00.

This programis pending approval for 6.75 Licensed Mental Health Counselor Category 1 credits. MaMHCA Authorization Number 19-0564S.



Other Professions

Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number ofAMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMassociated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in whichAMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMmay or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.


Denise M. Sloan, PhD
Emma Morrison, MPA
Susan E. Sprich, PhD, psychologist reviewer

Disclosure Information

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Commercial Interest

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Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:

Susan E. Sprich, PhD
Royalties:Oxford University Press (for co-authoring treatment manual and client workbook), Springer (for editing book)

All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

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