Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
PE is the most extensively studied psychotherapy for PTSD. Numerous well-controlled studies have shown that PTSD is highly effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD, depression, anger, and anxiety in trauma survivors.
PE has been successfully used to treat individuals with PTSD resulting from a variety of traumas including rape, violent physical assault, childhood sexual abuse, terrorist attacks, combat, motor vehicle accidents, and natural disasters.
PE was developed by Edna Foa, Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA). Practitioners throughout the United States and many foreign countries use PE successfully. It has been shown to be beneficial for those suffering from co-occurring PTSD and substance dependence when combined with substance abuse treatment. PE is effective with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder who successfully completed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Over decades of testing and development, PE has evolved into an adaptable program of intervention. In addition to reducing symptoms of PTSD and related difficulties, PE instills confidence and a sense of mastery, improves aspects of daily functioning, increases clients' ability to cope with courage rather than fearfulness when facing stress, and improves their ability to discriminate safe and unsafe situations.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has rolled out PE nationwide in their treatment centers, and the Department of Defense is currently investigating rolling out PE for treating active duty military suffering from PTSD.
Dr. Lichner is an international trainer in Prolonged Exposure with extensive experience supervising mental health providers in using PE, as well as treating survivors of trauma.
The Certified 4-day Intensive PE Workshop can be conducted by Dr. Lichner. This workshop is a prerequisite allowing participants to receive supervision/consultation leading to Certification as PE Therapist.
Length of presentations and workshops can also be tailored to your needs. Certificates of participation and Continuing Education credits (CEs) can be provided.
Upcoming Workshops and Presentations by Dr. Lichner
Exposure and Ritual Prevention for OCD, 3-day Intensive Workshop, Minneapolis, MN
Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, 4-day Intensive Workshop, Minnesota Center for Psychology, St. Paul, MN
Encore Presentation: Introduction to Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Minnesota Psychological Association, St. Paul, MN
Recent Workshops and Presentations by Dr. Lichner
Introduction to Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Minnesota Psychological Association, St. Paul, MN
Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders, One-day Workshop, Minnesota Center for Psychology, St. Paul, MN
Implementing EXRP with Individuals Experiencing Affect Dysregulation: Implications from a Case Study. Panel presentation at the annual convention of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, Boston, MA
Exposure and Ritual Prevention for OCD, 3-day Intensive Workshop, Minnesota Center for Psychology, St. Paul, MN
Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, 4-day Intensive Workshops:
- Fort Bliss, TX
- Fort Carson, CO
- Fort Campbell, KY
Invited Speaker, National Institute of Health and National Center of Disaster Mental Health, Tokyo, Japan, One-day Workshops:
- Recent Advances in Prolonged
Exposure Therapy for PTSD
- PE Treatment for Traumatic and