Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Basic Principles

Learn how this highly effective treatment can help your clients reclaim their lives after a traumatic experience

Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
Time: 8 am to 12:45 pm (3.5 instructional hours)
Place: Maggiano’s Little Italy – Oakbrook (240 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL)
Fee: $50 – includes continental breakfast, handouts, and certificate  (mailed post-event).

Early registration discount – $35 if you register before September 4.

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Who Should Attend

Psychologists, masters-level social workers, professional counselors, and other healthcare professionals who currently work with trauma survivors experiencing symptoms of PTSD. Appropriate for intermediate level practitioners.

About the Program

Prolonged exposure (PE) is a highly effective, extensively studied psychotherapy for PTSD, shown to reduce symptoms such as depression, anger, guilt, and anxiety in trauma survivors. PE is successfully used to treat PTSD resulting from a variety of traumas including rape, childhood sexual abuse, physical assault, terrorist attacks, combat, car accidents, and disasters. Over years of testing and development, PE has evolved into an adaptable program of intervention to address the needs of varied trauma survivors. Through clinical examples, including videotaped segments of PE treatment, and ample time for questions, program participants will learn how PE instills confidence and a sense of mastery, improves various aspects of daily stress, and improves trauma survivors’ ability to discriminate safe and unsafe situations.


Learning objectives

Upon completion of the instructional program, participants should be able to:

  1. Specify the diagnosis and psychopathology of PTSD
  2. Delineate and describe the basic techniques of PE to treat PTSD
  3. Identify the theory underlying PE
  4. Describe the research supporting PE treatment

Program at-a-glance

8 - 8:25 amRegistration and continental breakfast
8:25 amWelcome and presenter introductions
8:30 - 9:45 am

Instructional program:

  • PTSD diagnosis and assessment
  • Emotional processing theory of prolonged exposure (PE)
  • Outcome studies of PE effectiveness
9:45 - 10 amBreak
10 am - 11:15 pm

Instructional program:

  • In vivo exposure
  • Imaginal exposure
11:15 – 11:30 amBreak
11:30 – 12:30 pm

Instructional program:

  • Processing and shifting unhelpful beliefs
  • Discussion / questions and answers
12:30 – 12:45 pm

Completion of participant evaluations and continuing education certificate request forms

Meet the presenters

Tracey Lichner, PhD, LP, serves as clinical director of Rogers Behavioral Health’s Minneapolis location. She is an expert in the treatment and assessment of anxiety disorders, trauma and PTSD. During her tenure at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lichner worked closely with Dr. Edna B. Foa, the developer of PE, and has since trained, supervised, and certified numerous PE therapists. She has also conducted a number of intensive PE workshops for the U.S. Department of Defense, community behavioral health agencies, and private therapy groups. In addition to her role with Rogers, Dr. Lichner maintains an independent practice conducting psychotherapy, training, and consultations.

Continuing education credits

Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by his/her licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. All participants who complete and submit a participation evaluation form and request for continuing education credit upon departure will receive a certificate in the US mail within two weeks. Psychologists and social workers must attend the entire event in order to receive CE credit.

  • Social Workers: Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health, provider number 1101, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB),, through the Approved Continuing Education(ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory board have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for this course. Approval period: October 19, 2017 – October 19,2020. Social workers completing this course receive 3.5 clinical continuing education credits.
  • Professional Counselors: Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6192. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Rogers Memorial Hospital |Rogers Behavioral Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.3.5 instructional clock hours will be awarded.
  • Psychologists: Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health designates this live seminar for 3.5 continuing education credits; no partial credits will be awarded.
  • Other professionals: Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health will issue a certificate of attendance commensurate with the extent of your participation in this activity.
  • Registration

    The registration deadline is two weeks prior to the seminar date. Registrations are taken on a first come, first serve basis until enrollment capacity is reached. All registrations must be pre-paid. If registering within two weeks of the seminar, call 262-646-1356 for space availability.

    Online registration is recommended. Go to for secure online registration and payment with your PayPal account or major credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express). If you prefer to pay by check, you may click here to download the registration form and mail with your payment. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email, US mail or FAX.

    Please note

    Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration, please email or call 262-646-1356. Please note that no refunds will be given.

    Special Needs: ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law; please indicate your special needs at the time of registration.

    Grievances: If a grievance arises pertaining to continuing education activities or processes, please contact the CE chair to submit a complaint via confidential email to:, or by mail to: Nancy Goranson, PsyD, Rogers Memorial Hospital, 11101 W Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53227, as soon as possible, so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion.

    Questions or concerns: To review the program agenda prior to attendance, or if there are questions or concerns not addressed in this announcement, please email or call 262-646-1356.


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