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Written Exposure Therapy: A Brief PTSD Treatment

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Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Written Exposure Therapy: A Brief PTSD Treatment

  • Date Created: 09/25/2020
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, ACCME, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Written Exposure Therapy: A Brief PTSD Treatment Author(s):

Denise M. Sloan, PhD

Brian P. Marx, PhD


Written Exposure Therapy (WET) is a brief, 5-session exposure-based psychotherapy for PTSD that is recommended by the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline. WET differs from other trauma-focused psychotherapies in its cost-efficiency and low treatment drop out.

This course reviews the theoretical mechanisms and development of WET, presenting the supporting and on-going research for WET as an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. The authors provide a comprehensive description of the WET protocol and its delivery and describe the type of patient who would be a good candidate.

Goals and Objectives

  • Describe PTSD treatment
  • Discuss WET development
  • Describe on-going and future-planned WET studies
  • Identify appropriate patients for WET

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health