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WET Learning Community

Written Exposure Therapy

Learning Community

Training Overview

Written Exposure Therapy (WET) is a 5-session, trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment for PTSD. WET is delivered with no formal between-session practice, and has been shown to be non-inferior to frontline PTSD treatments while demonstrating low dropout rates. Your foundational workshop will present the theory and rationale for WET, an overview of WET’s empirical support, and step-by-step instructions in the delivery of WET. Throughout the workshop, strategies for conceptualizing and dealing with co-morbidity, managing avoidance, and keeping patients optimally engaged will be provided.

Foundational Workshop: Begin your training with a live, virtual workshop focused on essential WET skills and delivery of the protocol.

Weekly Consultation: Receive follow-up consultation with a WET expert as you work with real-world clients and start using your new skills.

Provider Portal: Enjoy complimentary 1-year access to our Provider Portal, featuring advanced training webinars, therapy demonstrations, and implementation resources to enhance your learning journey.

Skills Checkpoints: Increase your mastery of PTSD assessment and treatment with our Assessment Webinar and Skills Labs—facilitated, experiential practice sessions. Additionally, Knowledge Checkpoints are opportunities to reflect on your training and check your understanding of WET.

Workshop Details

Location: Online via Zoom

Trainers: Stefanie LoSavio, PhD, ABPP & Brooke Fina, LCSW, BCD

Eligibility: Community-based veteran serving mental health clinicians [A limited number of seats are available for non-veteran serving clinicians.]

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, training is available at a reduced cost of $350 per clinician.

Continuing Education

Attendees are eligible to receive Continuing Education (CE) Credits for participating in the assessment webinar, foundational workshop, and skills labs. 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. APA continuing education credits have historically been recognized by most professional state licensing boards. Please check with your licensing board for verification.

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 admin@strongstartraining.org.

Detailed Course Information

Cancellation, Substitutions, and Refunds

Registration fees, minus a $50 service charge, will be refunded to participants who send a written cancellation via email to admin@strongstartraining.org postmarked no less than 15 days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter. A colleague may be substituted for no extra charge if STRONG STAR Training Initiative is notified at least two business days before the training. Alternatively, you may choose to reschedule to a future Learning Community with no additional cost.

Learning Community Dates and Deadlines

PTSD Assessment and Ethical Engagement Webinar May 21, 2024, 10am-12pm CT
Deadline to Apply May 24, 2024 (or until training is full)
Foundational WET Workshop June 5-6, 2024 9am-3:30pm CT
Consultation Begins Week of June 10, 2024
Skills Lab: Pinpointing the Criterion A Event in PTSD treatment: Where to get started June 12, 2024 2-3pm CT  [Register Here]
Skills Lab: Empowering Informed Choices: Introducing PTSD Treatment Options Through Shared Decision-Making June 26, 2024, 2-3pm CT  [Register Here]
Skills Lab: Enhancing Proficiency in Assessing Race-Based and Discrimination-Related Trauma during PTSD Treatment July 10, 2023, 2-3pm CT  [Register Here]
Consultation Ends Week of November 4, 2024

1. Pre-Workshop Training on PTSD Assessment

In preparation for this Learning Community, complete the webinar on PTSD Clinical Assessment and Ethical Engagement. You may complete this webinar on-demand or attend a live webinar.

Visit our Webinar Page here to find the on-demand recording and live webinar schedule.

2. Read the WET Therapist Manual

Purchase of the WET manual is a necessary supplement to the training. The WET manual is available online via Amazon.com: Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD: A Brief Treatment Approach for Mental Health Professionals.

Authors: Denise M. Sloan and Brian P. Marx

ISBN-13: 978-1433830129

ISBN-10: 978-1433830129

3. Identify WET Cases

Begin assessing clients for PTSD and identifying potential WET cases to bring to consultation.

Written Exposure Therapy Workshop via Zoom

AGENDA

Please note Agenda time is based on Central Time Zone.

Day 1

9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 am – 10:00 am Overview of Trauma, PTSD, and Exposure Therapy
10:00 am – 10:30 am Development and Empirical Support for Written Exposure Therapy (WET)
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
11:00 am – 11:15 pm Empirical Support for WET (cont’d)
11:15 pm – 12:00 pm Treatment Logistics and WET Session 0
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm WET Session 0 (cont’d)
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm WET Session 1
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm WET Session 1 (cont’d)
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Day 1 Wrap-up and Q&A

Day 2

9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome Back and Reflections
9:15 am – 10:15 am WET Session 2
10:15 am – 10:30 am WET Session 3
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:15 pm WET Session 3 (cont’d)
11:15 pm – 12:00 pm WET Session 4
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm WET Session 4 (cont’d)
1:30 pm – 2:10 pm WET Session 5 and Post-Treatment
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Clinical Considerations and Delivery via Telehealth
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Additional Case Examples
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Wrap-up and Q&A

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