Written Exposure Therapy: A Brief Treatment Approach for PTSD

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Denise M. Sloan, PhD
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Thursday, December 03, 2020 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET
Level
Introductory
Category
PTSD
Treatment
CE/CME Credit
1.00

This webinar presents Written Exposure Therapy (WET), a 5 session treatment for PTSD. Background research examining the necessary and sufficient components of successful PTSD treatment led to the development of WET which is described in the webinar. In addition, empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of the treatment is presented. There will also be a discussion regarding when WET should and should not be used. Discussion of using the treatment with complex cases is also included.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify critical elements of written exposure therapy.

2. Describe the efficacy data for written exposure therapy.

3. Describe situations when it is appropriate to use written exposure therapy.

Presenter(s) Biography

Denise M. Sloan, PhD

Denise Sloan, PhD

Denise M. Sloan, PhD earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University. She is the Associate Director of the Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD and a Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. She is an expert on psychosocial interventions for traumatic stress disorders and has a specific interest in efficient treatments for PTSD.  Dr. Sloan conducted a long line of studies that led to the development of Written Exposure Therapy. Since developing the treatment, she has conducted several studies examining its efficacy. This work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Sloan has published over 100 journal articles and has co-edited two books. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of Behavior Therapy and is a consulting editor for six scientific journals.

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