Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has become popularized in the media, but less known are the scientific advances made in identifying effective treatments. Two therapies—Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)—have the strongest, evidence-based support for treating PTSD. This two-session class covers the content of therapies, with a brief review of PTSD symptoms, and types of trauma that cause it. Other treatments are also noted in this class.
Diane T. Castillo, PhD, is a psychologist and trainer/consultant in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy and group treatment for PTSD. Her PTSD expertise spans over 30 years as a clinician, researcher, educator, and administrator; and includes development of evidence-based assessments and treatments for veterans with PTSD.