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An Introduction to Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Recorded on November 29, 2018 | 12 to 1 pm EST (part 1)

Featuring: Dr. David Yusko, PsyD

Dr. David Yusko received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Yusko is one of a handful of experts on the concurrent treatment of PTSD and substance use disorders and has consistently worked on small to large dissemination projects that brought Prolonged Exposure to every kind of mental health setting around the world. Dr. Yusko is now the co-founder of the Center for Anxiety & Behavior Therapy and he continues to provide evidenced treatment in his clinical practice, regularly trains mental professionals in effective treatments for trauma and anxiety and presents on issues associated with PTSD at local and national professional organizations.

Webinar Description

Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for posttraumtic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most effective treatments for PTSD currently available. However, given the vast research literature supporting PE, providers are still difficult to find and reluctance to deliver an exposure based treatment for trauma survivors persists. This webinar provides a brief review of the research supporting PE, discusses how to decide who is a good candidate for PE, and what a typical course of PE would involve. Using PE with special populations, such as those who are substance abusers or have other comorbidities, is also discussed. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a better understanding of the research supporting PE.
  2. Know which people are most appropriate to receive PE.
  3. Learn about the main components of PE and the order of their delivery.
  4. Be able to determine when to implement PE in clients with multiple presenting problems.

This webinar is eligible for CE.

Satisfactory Completion

Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.


This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA). Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 1.0 hours.

New York Board for Social Workers

Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 1.0 hours.


The Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


The CAMFT board accepts credits from providers approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).