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The Essentials of CBT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (July 2024)

Event Date(s): Jul 1, 2024 - 12:00am to Aug 19, 2024 - 12:00amAvailable Credits: 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 8.75 Nursing Contact Hours 8.75 Social Workers 8.75 Participation 8.75 Psychologists CE Credit Register For This Course

Course Details

Registration Deadline: July 22, 2024

This five-part course focuses on CBT for post-traumatic stress disorder. The course begins with an overview and introduction to four “patients” who are then followed in additional sections. Each patient highlights a core component of CBT for trauma. The first section focuses on behavioral skills focusing on imaginal exposure for post-traumatic stress disorder. The second section focuses on further behavioral interventions including in vivo and interoceptive exposure. Next, we focus on cognitive restructuring skills for trauma. Finally, we focus on emotion regulation skills that can be used in trauma-informed work. Throughout each section expert clinicians will demonstrate, via role-plays, the application of these skills.

Course materials are available beginning July 1, 2024 and all course work must be completed by August 19, 2024.


Registration Deadline: July 22, 2024

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund.  Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course.  No refunds or credits will be granted after July 22, 2024.

Q&A Schedule

Week Start Date

Date of Q&A

Time of Q&A

      Faculty Name

Week 1: 7/1/2024

7/2/202411:00-11:30 AM EDTJonah Cohen, PhD

Week 2: 7/8/2024 

7/11/202410:00-10:30 AM EDTEdward Wright, PhD, ABPP

Week 3: 7/15/2024

7/18/20249:00-9:30 AM EDTEdward Wright, PhD, ABPP

Week 4: 7/22/2024

7/23/20249:00-9:30AM EDTLoren Post, PhD

Week 5: 7/29/2024

7/30/20249:00-9:30AM EDTLoren Post, PhD

Course Summary

Available Credits:8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 8.75 Nursing Contact Hours 8.75 Social Workers 8.75 Participation 8.75 Psychologists CE Credit
Course Topic:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, PTSD, Essentials
Course Format:Online CBT Course
Target Audience:

This program is intended for:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Primary care physicians
  • Family practice physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Nursing professionals
  • Residents & fellows
  • Social workers
Event Starts: Jul 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Event Ends: Aug 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Cost: $445.00

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe information related to PTSD, including prevalence, DSM criteria, morbidity and comorbidity.
  2. Explain two exposure-based approaches for reducing PTSD symptoms by confronting trauma memories and related emotions.
  3. Describe the mechanisms by which exposure to trauma memories reduces PTSD symptoms.
  4. Discuss how using exposure to trauma memories and emotions facilitates shifts in the perceived meaning of the trauma.
  5. Create an in vivo exposure hierarchy for reducing trauma-related situational avoidance.
  6. Explain the mechanisms by which exposure to trauma-related situations and cues reduces PTSD symptoms.
  7. Plan an effective in vivo exposure for PTSD and troubleshoot common pitfalls that undermine in vivo exposure.
  8. Identify core trauma-related beliefs
  9. Describe techniques to assist patients in recognizing and challenging trauma-related beliefs
  10. Discuss how to guide patients in restructuring trauma-related beliefs to generate more accurate and helpful cognitions
  11. Describe how to recognize and support emotional habituation inherent to the behavioral and cognitive techniques used with patients
  12. Identify and describe coping skills training for patients who struggle to engage in adaptive behaviors
  13. Discuss how to teach patients how and when to use mindfulness and distress tolerance skills in CBT for PTSD

We have a dedicated staff member who is available by phone 5 days per week between 8 am and 5 pm by calling 866-644-7792 or email at mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu. All inquiries will be dealt with in a timely  (within one business day) and professional manner. Requests for credits or refunds will be reviewed by the Director of the Division of Professional and Public Education, Massachusetts General Hospital. Please refer to our cancellation policy for additional information.”