Trauma Treatment Training: How to use Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy to treat PTSD

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September 26, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

NYU Palladium Hall
140 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003


Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder cause debilitating and impairing symptoms in multiple domains of life. Work, relationships and general well-being can be extremely impaired and effective clinical treatments are clearly needed. Clients often describe feeling stuck in their past experiences and as a result struggle with everyday life. Join us for this one-day seminar and learn the basics of PTSD and how to apply PE and CPT to treat this debilitating disorder. Attendees will gain skills to help their clients get unstuck and live better, more fulfilling lives.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will: 
  • Develop knowledge about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the need for evidenced based treatments
  • Be able to identify the differences between Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy and Cognitive Process Therapy (CPT) for PTSD
  • Learn the basics of using PE to treat PTSD
  • Learn the basics of using CPT to treat PTSD

Program Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.
8:00 - 8:10 am Check In
8:10 - 9:00 am Introduction to Trauma and PTSD
Assessment and Diagnosis
-Need for treatment
-Treatment targets
9:00 - 9:45 am Introduction to PTSD treatment using Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 11:30 am Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:30 - 2:15 pm

Complete Prolonged Exposure

Begin Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD

2:15 - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 - 3:50 pm Complete Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
3:50 - 4:00 pm Wrap Up and Summary



Andrew B. Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R
Licensed Psychotherapist
Private Practice, Midtown Manhattan
Director, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate Program at New York University
Adjunct Lecturer, DSW Program, New York University

Andrew B. Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R earned his PhD in Social Welfare from Hunter College and his Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University. Dr. Schmidt is a licensed psychotherapist in New York City and maintains a private practice in midtown Manhattan treating a large variety of disorders including Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders (OCD, Trichotillomania, Excoriation), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Depression. Dr. Schmidt specializes in treatment using evidence-based practices (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Habit Reversal). He worked as a Research Scientist and Psychotherapist at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center for over 15 years and is now the Director of the post-graduate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate Program at NYU. Dr. Schmidt also teaches evidenced based practices at NYU.