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Evidence-based Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Experiential Workshop

Candice M. Monson, PhD

Poros, Greece · July 8-12, 2013

There is ample evidence showing that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its common co-occurring symptoms (e.g., depression, general anxiety) can be improved for a majority of clients, with problem-focused, short-term interventions. This 5-day workshop is designed to give clinicians hands-on experience with different evidence-based therapy models and specific interventions for PTSD. Participants will receive instruction in a variety of interventions and treatment packages that include these methods. For example, instruction on in vivo and imaginal exposure, interpersonal skills development, and cognitive interventions will be provided. Expert demonstrations and video examples will be used to provide rich illustrations of the techniques. A unique offering of this workshop is the opportunity for participants to practice the techniques with simulated patient actors in a supportive environment that fosters clinician competency and confidence in the delivery of the interventions.  Participants will receive individually tailored feedback to improve their practice of evidence-based interventions.


As a result of the workshop, participants will:

  1. Enhance their case conceptualization skills for treating clients with PTSD
  2. Acquire specific knowledge about evidence-based interventions for PTSD
  3. Have greater confidence and competence in delivering specific evidence-based interventions for PTSD

For more information on this training opportunity, please contact:
Dr. Candice Monson ~

Candice M. MonsonCandice M. Monson, Ph.D., is an expert in the development, testing, and dissemination of evidence-based psychotherapies for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario and Affiliate of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the VA National Center for PTSD, where she previously served as Deputy Director. Dr. Monson has published over 100 professional publications in the area of traumatic stress and has extensive experience in training clinicians in the assessment and treatment of traumatic stress. Dr. Monson co-authored Cognitive Processing Therapy: Veteran/Military Version, a predominantly cognitive therapy for PTSD delivered individually and in groups, and is the primary developer of Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD (treatment manual available at

Fee: $599.00 CAD (regular); $299 CAD (students enrolled in full-time studies). Full-time graduate students and resident physicians must submit documentation from their institutions to qualify for reduced tuition. Refund requests must be received in writing two weeks prior to the workshop. There is a $75 charge for cancellation. $25 extra to register on site.

Sessions: Monday-Friday 9:00-12:30

Registration on Monday @ 8:30. Subsequent check-ins @ 8:45.

US Continuing Education units available - download details

Dress: Island Casual

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