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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Workshop Date
Friday 21 September 2018, 9:00am to 04:00pm (registration from 8:30am)

This workshop will focus on working with traumatised adult individuals meeting criteria for PTSD. In particular, a review of assessment practices including an overview of current diagnostic criteria for Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders will be provided. Key issues that need to be considered in developing a treatment formulation such as selecting the most appropriate treatment in concordance with client goals will also be covered. A review of the current evidence based literature will be provided which supports the efficacy of trauma-focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT). Potential barriers to implementing evidence based TF-CBT will also be discussed. Given that TF-CBT involves a number of evidence based protocols, the focus of this workshop will be on presenting the evidence base on two specific protocols for treating PTSD: Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). A step by step tutorial will be provided in how to implement PE and CPT. The workshop will conclude with an overview of how to incorporate TF-CBT approaches with complex trauma.

Workshop Outcomes
1. Explain the features of PTSD and factor in differential diagnostic considerations in assessing clients and developing an evidence based treatment formulation in working with clients with PTSD.
2. Understand the current evidence based treatment for TF-CBT, and in particular, be able to explain the efficacy of both prolonged exposure (PE) treatment and cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD.
3. Be consciously aware of potential clinician factors and organisational and systemic barriers in implementing TF-CBT.
4. Understand and apply PE and CPT techniques in outpatient settings for individuals diagnosed with PTSD.
5. Know how to monitor and evaluate treatment progress and outcomes in implementing TF-CBT.

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is suitable for clinical psychologists, psychologists, counsellors, and other mental health professionals and students.

Course Materials
Hands outs will be made available on the day.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
Please advise your dietary requirements upon registration. Dietary requirements are required no later than Monday, 17 September 2018.

Getting There
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Alternatively free street parking is available on Talavera Road, North Ryde (Macquarie University side).

Local accommodation walking distance to the venue includes:
Travelodge North Ryde
MGSM Executive Accommodation

Macquarie University is 27km (approx. 40min drive) from Sydney Airport.

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posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 43, 128-141.

De Jongh., Resick. P.A., Zoellner, L.A. et al. (2016). Critical analysis of the current treatment
guidelines for complex PTSD in adults. Depression and Anxiety, 33, 359-369.

Foa, E.B., Gillihan, S.J., & Bryant, R.A. (2013). Challenges and successes in dissemination of evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress: Lessons learned from prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 14 (2), 65-111.

Foa, E. B., Hembree, E. A. and Rothbaum, B. (2007). Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD: Emotional processing of traumatic experiences: Therapist guide. New York: Oxford University Press.

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Resick, P.A., Monson, C.M., & Chard, K.M. (2017). Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. A
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Cancellation Policy and Rules
1. A 20% cancellation fee will be charged if a written request for cancellation is received on or prior to the registration deadline (1 week before the workshop).
2. No refund is available after the registration deadline, however a substitution is permitted (i.e. another person may attend in your absence). At the discretion of the Centre for Emotional Health a 50% refund may be offered on production of a medical certificate

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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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