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Intensive Training in the DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD™

Course Name:

Intensive Training in the DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD™

Course Date:

8-11 August 2022

Course Location:

London – venue TBC

Course Length:

4 days

Course Description

This 4-day workshop is designed to provide intensive training on how to integrate PTSD treatment into standard DBT. Participants will learn the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol for treating PTSD, one of the newest developments in DBT research and practice. Research has shown that this protocol can be added to DBT to allow for integrated treatment of PTSD, suicidal and self-injurious behavior, and other co-occurring problems.

Participants will learn how to use DBT strategies to prepare high-risk and multi-problem clients for the DBT PE protocol as well as how to determine when clients are ready to begin formal PTSD treatment. The structure and procedures of the DBT PE protocol will be taught in a session-by-session format with extensive opportunities to watch video examples and practice delivering each of the primary treatment components.

Particular attention will be paid to discussing strategies for overcoming common problems that arise during PTSD treatment with high-risk and multi-problem clients as well as how to tailor the treatment to address the complex characteristics of this client population.


This advanced workshop is intended for mental health professionals who:

  • Have received DBT Intensive or Foundational training (or equivalent),
  • Currently provide DBT individual therapy to adolescents or adults, and
  • Agree to read the DBT PE manual prior to the training:

* Harned, M. S. (2022). Treating trauma in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: The DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol (DBT PE). New York, NY: Guilford Press. Available here: https://www.guilford.com/books/Treating-Trauma-in-Dialectical-Behavior-Therapy/Melanie-Harned/9781462549122


Melanie Harned;

Melanie Harned


Annie McCall;

Annie McCall



Course Costs

Course Cost:

£1200 + VAT per person + £70 material usage fee (no VAT)

€1,500 + VAT per person + €80 material usage fee (no VAT)