Don't miss the opportunity to get comprehensive training from Dr. Edna Foa - named by Time Magazine as of the world's 100 most influential people.

This workshop focuses on Prolonged Exposure for people suffering from PTSD.

The amount of seats are limited and this is a very rare and unique occasion.

This workshop takes place in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dates are coming soon.


"The most practical workshop I have been to for a very long time".

Caroline Andersen Psykolog

"I feel very honoured to have been trained by Dr. Edna Foa herself. What a luxury to have her come to Scandinavia"

Henrik Larsson Psykolog

"This was an amazing workshop. Thank you so much"

Joel Fransson Psykolog

DR. EDNA FOAEdna Foa - developer of Prolonged Exposure

Edna B. Foa, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.

Dr. Foa devoted her academic career to study the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety disorders, primarily obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Her research activities included the formulation of theoretical frameworks for understanding the mechanisms underlying these disorders, the development of targeted treatments for these disorders, and elucidating treatment mechanisms that can account for their efficacy.

The treatment program she has developed for PTSD sufferers has received the highest evidence for its efficacy and has been widely disseminated in the US and around the world. Dr. Foa has published 18 books and over 350 articles and book chapters.

Her work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, among them

the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association;

Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies;

Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies;

TIME 100 most influential people of the world;

2010 Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Trauma Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association;

the Inaugural International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation Outstanding Career Achievement Award.


The aim of the workshop is to teach the participants how to deliver prolonged exposure (PE) fro PTSD by following the manual “Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing Therapy”. (Foa, Hembree & Rothbaum, 2007, Oxford University Press).

During the morning of the first day, I will discuss the diagnosis and clinical picture of PTSD. I will then present a theoretical account that helps understand the factors that determined why some traumatized individuals recover and others develop chronic disorders.

Next, I will provide an overview of the efficacy of different cognitive behavioral programs that have been found helpful in ameliorating PTSD symptoms.

During the second half of the first day I will provide a detailed overview Prolonged Exposure therapy, and discuss in detail how to decide whether a given patient will benefit from PE.

In the next three days participants will learn each of the procedures that comprised prolonged exposure via description of each procedure, demonstrating how to conduct the procedure via videotapes of patients, and role play of the procedure.

These include: Overall rationale for PE, rationale for in vivo exposure, how to conduct in vivo exposure, rational for imaginal exposure, and how to conduct imaginal exposure.

Flexibility in following the manual and tailoring the treatment to the patient’s response to exposure will be emphasised.


  •  How to diagnose PTSD
  •  The efficacy of cognitive behavioural treatment for PTSD with an emphasis on Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
  •  How to conduct Prolonged Exposure therapy
  •  How to build a strong foundation for the therapy
  •  How to create an effective in-vivo exposure hierarchy
  •  How to facilitate optimal emotional engagement during imaginal exposure; and
  •  How to modify procedures for patients who over- or under-engage in exposure