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Our website includes key information for providers who treat Veterans with PTSD. See the navigation menu on the left of this page for the Center's main areas of content. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Are you new to treating PTSD?

If you are new to treating PTSD, these resources will help you get up to date on assessment and treatment basics.

Training in evidence-based therapies

These resources can help you get started in learning evidence based treatments for PTSD:

  • Our PTSD 101 Curriculum and Continuing Education offerings provide background information on the best treatments for PTSD.
  • CPTWeb offers web-based learning of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). This training has particular focus on military and combat-related PTSD, although principles and methods work for any type of PTSD-related trauma.
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress DisorderLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site. offers information and resources to assist licensed mental health professionals achieve provider status.
  • PEWeb offers web-based learning of Prolonged Exposure (PE). This training has particular focus on military and combat-related PTSD. PEWeb is NOT sufficient training for providers to be able to deliver PE proficiently.
  • University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety offers Intensive Training in Prolonged Exposure for PTSDLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site. for licensed mental health professionals or those working under license. Continuing education credits are available. There is a fee for this training.
  • In-person and web-based trainings for CPT and PE are offered through the Center for Deployment PsychologyLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.. A variety of trainings are available to military and civilian professionals.
  • EMDR InstituteLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site. offers an EMDR Therapy Basic Training designed for licensed mental health practitioners who treat adults and children in a clinical setting. Certification is offered upon completion. There is a fee for this training.

Are you new to treating Veterans?

Understanding military culture and the unique context of military service can help you provide care to Veterans. There are also resources for Veterans in need of PTSD care that you may find helpful.

  • View the collaborative From the War Zone to the Home Front Series developed by the Home Base Program and the National Center for PTSD. Over 30 online courses offer continuing education on-demand, with expert presentations on topics aimed at supporting the mental health of Veterans and their families.
  • Explore VA's military sexual trauma (MST) programs and services for Veterans.
  • Find key tools to help you support the mental health services you provide to Veterans in the Community Provider Toolkit.
  • Share the Veterans Crisis LineLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site. with your Veteran clients. Veterans and their families or friends can call, chat online, or text 24/7 with qualified responders.

Referring Veterans

Understanding how to connect Veterans with VA services and programs can help direct them to the best care.

NOTE: VA providers can access additional resources on our intranet page: vaww.ptsd.va.gov. Materials specific to VA providers working with Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma are available on the MST Resource Homepage: vaww.mst.va.gov.

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