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Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD:
4-Day Intensive Provider Training

Live Interactive Zoom Webinar

Are you interested in learning how to effectively treat your most challenging trauma cases? Chronic PTSD can be a particularly difficult condition for even the most seasoned clinician to treat and without the proper tools or roadmap can leave the therapist feeling helpless and ineffective while the client continues suffering from this debilitating condition. While some people can recover from experiencing a traumatic event without lingering symptoms, some individuals develop a series of complicated symptoms that interfere with their daily life and may be indicative of a PTSD diagnosis. These symptoms may include things like intrusive memories or flashbacks, distressing dreams, avoidance of specific people, places or things that remind one of the trauma, irritability, or angry outbursts, being easily startled or frightened, trouble concentrating or sleeping and more. Experiencing trauma is not rare. Many people will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lifetime. It is estimated that about 60% of men and 50% of women will experience a traumatic event at least one time in their life (PTSD, These numbers demonstrate the need for therapists to be well prepared to treat PTSD quickly and effectively. 

Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) is a highly effective evidenced based treatment that was developed to treat individuals suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder quickly (8 to 15 sessions) and effectively. PE was developed by Edna Foa, Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and continues to be regarded as one of the most effective treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This intensive 4-day program lead by Certified Prolonged Exposure Trainer Stephanie Hamski will provide advanced training in Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy. Over the course of these 4 days, the basic components of PE will be covered as well as, the theoretical and empirical support for PE. Attendees will receive session by session instruction on how to conduct PE Therapy while utilizing the PE manual. Attendees will also receive instruction in how to modify PE procedures to tailor the treatment to the individual client’s experience. Learning will take place using a variety of formats including: lecture, discussion, videotaped therapy sessions, participant role plays with feedback from instructor. 

Attendees will leave this workshop with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively implement PE therapy in their clinical practice. Completion of this course is the first step to become a Certified PE Therapist. This course has been approved by the Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) at UPenn. 

About the Course

Dec 5-8, 2023


Live Interactive Zoom Webinar

8:30AM-5:00PM Tues-Thurs
8:30AM-4:00PM Friday

Credit Hours - Scroll to bottom of page for full credit info

25.0 CE Credit Hours


FREE Pre-Registration: Reserve Your Spot for FREE by Oct 16
$1299 Early Registration Fee Due Oct 16

$1499 Late Registration after Oct 16

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Target Audience

Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals

Course Level



Pre-Register NOW to reserve your spot for FREE and lock in the Early Registration rate of $1299! No payment is required until October 16. Pre-registration is first-come first-served. COURSE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 24 ATTENDEES! Once pre-registration is full, a waitlist will open. 

Please only pre-register if you plan to attend the course and pay the $1299 course fee in full by Oct 16, 2023. 


  • Complete our pre-registration form and reserve your spot and the early registration price of $1299. NO PAYMENT IS NEEDED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

  • On October 16, 2023, all pre-registered attendees will receive a payment invoice for the early registration fee of $1299. Payment must be remitted within one week of receiving this invoice or your registration will be cancelled and any waitlisted attendees will receive a spot in the course.

  • Waitlisted attendees who join the waitlist prior to Oct 16 will receive the discounted rate of $1299 if a spot becomes available. 

  • Registrations received after Oct 16 will be subject to availability and will be at the late registration rate of $1499.


Course Instructor

Stephanie Hamski, MA, LPC, Certified PE Trainer

Stephanie Hamski, MA, LPC, Certified PE Trainer
Stephanie Hamski, MA, LPC, Certified PE Trainer

Stephanie Hamski (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her MA in Clinical Counseling at the Citadel Gradate College. Upon completing her internship in the PTSD specialty clinic at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, she was hired as a protocol therapist in the research department where she continues to work full time in addition to opening a private practice part time. Stephanie has received rigorous training by world renowned Dr. Edna Foa, the developer of PE, and her team at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety to become a PE certified therapist, consultant and trainer.

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the diagnosis and psychopathology of PTSD

  2. Describe emotional processing theory as it relates to Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

  3. Describe empirically-supported, psychotherapeutic treatments for chronic PTSD and the comparative efficacy of these treatment approaches

  4. Explain how clients can be helped to emotionally engage in and process traumatic memories, with the aim of reducing trauma-related symptoms and difficulties

  5. Apply psychoeducational treatment components of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

  6. Construct an in-vivo exposure hierarchy that includes a range of situations that safely and effectively promote learning while expanding the client’s world.

  7. Develop in-vivo exposure to safe but avoided trauma reminders with patients

  8. Identify an appropriate index trauma to focus on in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

  9. Use imaginal exposure to memories of traumatic events

  10. Choose hot spots with patients and implement hot spots procedures

  11. Identify and address avoidance in PE sessions

  12. Identify and address over- and under-engagement in imaginal exposure

After attending this training, participants will be able to...

Course Agenda

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CE Information

25.0 CE Credit Hours

National Approvals

ASWB Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Provider

Maryland CEU Institute, #1816, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Maryland CEU Institute maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/04/2023 – 05/04/2026.

Social workers completing this course receive 25.0 clinical continuing education credits.

NBCC - National Board for Certified Counselors

Maryland CEU Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.7347. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Maryland CEU Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

25.0 NBCC Credit Hours

State-Level Approvals

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Authorized Sponsor

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an authorized sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland and maintains full responsibility for this program. To learn more about CE requirements and Category I and II activities please visit the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Website

25.0 Category I Maryland Social Work CE Credit Hours

District of Columbia Board of Social Work

Maryland CEU Institute has received approval to provide continuing education credit hours through the DC Board of Social Work.

25.0 DC Social Work CE Credit Hours


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Course Interaction & System Requirements: 

This live webinar is fully interactive and will take place via Zoom. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

Minimum System requirements:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  • A computer or device to watch AND listen to the training as well as type questions or responses into the Zoom chat function (view full list of compatible devices and supported operating systems

Strongly Recommended: 

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth

  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in, or:

​View the FULL LIST of compatible operating systems and system requirements.

Course Completion Requirements:

To earn CE Credit attendees must fulfill the following:

  1. Login to the training (Zoom) on time and ensure that you first and last name are showing in Zoom (message staff if unsure or need help).

  2. Complete a separate Virtual Sign-In Sheet by training start time (link provided in Zoom).

  3. Attend training in full and participate.

  4. Complete separate Virtual Sign-Out Sheet/Evaluation at conclusion (link provided in Zoom with 15 minute timeframe to begin or complete eval).


If all of the above criteria are met your CE certificate will be emailed to you within 7 days of training completion. If above criteria are not yet you may have credits deducted or may be unable to receive any credits. See Terms of Service for full details.

Refund and Cancellations:
To request a refund or cancellation please submit the required information through our Contact page. Please visit our Terms of Service for full refund and cancellation policies.

Please email or submit a Contact form to request an accommodation at least 30 days prior to the training you wish to attend.

Complaints or Grievances: 
All complaints or concerns must be submitted in writing by:

Submitting a Contact Form

Emailing concerns to

An email will be sent to acknowledge receipt and complaints will be responded to within 30 days. For full MD CEU Institute Grievance policy information visit our Terms of Service page.

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