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Unraveling PTSD

Unraveling PTSD: Advanced Skills Training to Enhance the Effectiveness of Your Trauma-Focused Treatment

Date: Wednesday, April 10th, 2024
Times: 9:00am CST to 4:00pm CST
Location: Zoom
Trainer: Stefanie LoSavio, PhD, ABPP
Eligibility: Mental health clinicians, students, interns, residents, fellows, and other trainees practicing trauma-focused therapy.

What is keeping your client stuck in PTSD, and how can you get them unstuck as efficiently as possible? When delivering trauma-focused treatments for individuals with PTSD, such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, or other cognitive behavioral therapies, key therapist behaviors influence how much and how quickly clients improve. This workshop will focus in-depth on honing your abilities in two key skill areas that have been linked to improved symptom outcome: 1) identifying and prioritizing trauma-related beliefs, and 2) Socratic questioning.

“Unraveling PTSD: Advanced Skills Training to Enhance the Effectiveness of Your Trauma-Focused Treatment” will provide a framework for conceptualizing common patient thinking resulting from trauma that will allow you to anticipate and skillfully address your clients’ beliefs. In addition to identifying these central beliefs, this workshop will investigate beliefs that clients struggle to let go of and strategies to explore the function of these beliefs, which, when not addressed, may prevent your client from making progress in treatment. Finally, we will cover effective strategies to target key beliefs to unravel your clients’ PTSD. The session, appropriate for both those new to trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy as well as advanced practitioners, will be interactive and include numerous case examples, demonstrations, and experiential exercises.

This workshop will be presented by expert PTSD trainer and consultant Stefanie LoSavio, PhD, ABPP, co-author of the self-help book Getting Unstuck from PTSD. Dr. LoSavio will walk you through a systematic process to identify, formulate, prioritize, and successfully evaluate key beliefs that keep clients stuck in PTSD.

Registration fee of $150 per clinician.

Cancellation, Substitutions, and Refunds

Requests for cancellations/refunds must take place within 90 days of payment. Refunds will be made minus a $50 service charge to account for processing and administration. The requestshould be sent via email to No refunds will be made thereafter.

*For Learning Communities – A participant may also choose to reschedule to a future Learning Community with no additional cost OR a colleague who is also eligible may be substituted for no extra charge if STRONG STAR Training Initiative is notified at least two weeks before the training and the colleague completes the pre-requisites.

*For Trainings or Workshops that do not have pre-requisites – a colleague may be substituted for no extra charge if STRONG STAR Training Initiative is notified at least two business days before the training.

Continuing Education

The STRONG STAR Training Initiative offers attendees 5.5 Continuing Education (CE) Credits for participating in the 1-day training. Participants who attend are eligible to receive 5.5 CE Credits. To obtain CE Credits, attendees must sign in at the start of the course and sign out after its conclusion. Inquiries regarding CE may be directed via email to

Our continuing education credits have historically been recognized by most professional state licensing boards. However, this is not guaranteed. Please check with your licensing board for verification.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886886336-3982) for 5.5 continuing education contact hours.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Unraveling PTSD 1-Day Workshop via Zoom

Please note Agenda “Time” based on Central Standard Timezone

9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 am – 10:30 am Identifying and Formulating Trauma-Related Beliefs
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Prioritizing the Highest Priority Trauma-Related Beliefs
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Socratic Questioning Skills to Examine High-Priority Beliefs
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Addressing Difficult-To-Let-Go-Of Beliefs and Exploring the Function of Beliefs
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