Posttraumatic Stress Disorder | Training | Darryl Wade Psychology

Prolonged Exposure Therapy Training

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is an often complex and challenging mental health condition for practitioners to treat. Many practitioners see a significant number of clients with PTSD and Complex PTSD, whether the result of a single incident or more chronic traumatic experiences. Prolonged Exposure therapy is a highly effective trauma-focussed therapy for PTSD supported by decades of research. PE therapy is specifically designed to help clients to process traumatic experiences and to improve their day-to-day functioning. The therapy can be adapted to meet the needs of individual clients, including those with previous trauma of child abuse, rape, assault, combat, accidents and disasters. This experiential training will equip you with effective PE therapy skills that you can immediately put into practice for lasting impacts on your clients’ lives.


3 Day Training Program

This program covers the essentials of PE therapy and advanced topics including working with clients with developmental, prolonged or repeated trauma and Complex PTSD. Upon completion, you will be eligible to enrol in post-training supervision to achieve accreditation as a PE therapist. The program includes pre-training online learning, lecture, discussion, Q&A sessions, demonstration therapy videos, and skill development exercises with feedback.

2 Day Workshop

This workshop is the first two days of the 3 Day Training Program and covers the essentials of PE therapy including learning and processing techniques such as in vivo and imaginal exposure and post-exposure emotional processing. The workshop does not include more advanced topics including working with clients with developmental, prolonged or repeated trauma and Complex PTSD.



Days 1-2

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Effective treatments for PTSD
  • Emotional processing theory
  • PE therapy rationale and psychoeducation for PTSD
  • PE therapy exposure-based learning and processing techniques including in vivo and imaginal exposure and post-exposure emotional processing.
  • Addressing avoidance and other issues when using PE therapy.
  • Therapist self-care

Day 3

  • Developmental, prolonged or repeated trauma and complex presentations
  • PE therapy for treating PTSD and comorbid conditions
  • Effective approaches using PE therapy for Complex PTSD
  • Case formulation and treatment planning for complex cases
  • Facilitated case discussion and feedback on complex cases

Training Package

Both 3 Day Training Program and 2 Day Workshop include:

  • High quality and accessible venue or web-based video conference
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments (face-to-face training only)
  • A hardcopy of therapist guide by Foa, Hembree, Rothbaum, & Rauch, 2019 ‘Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences, Second Edition’, Oxford University Press (face-to-face training only).
  • Online pre-program learning primer
  • Electronic copies of client worksheets
  • Hardcopy (face-to-face training) or softcopy (web-based training) program resource including all teaching and exercise materials
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Training provides up to 24 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours: the 3 Day Training Program provides 24 hours, the 2 Day Workshop provides 17 hours, and the Day 3 Only Workshop provides 7 hours.

Dates of 3 Day Training Program in 2020 and 2021

  • Melbourne 12 – 14 May 2021
  • Brisbane 26 – 28 May 2021
  • Sydney 9 – 11 June 2021
  • LIVE web-based 21 – 22 & 25 June 2021
  • Melbourne 6 – 8 October 2021
  • Sydney 18 – 20 October 2021
  • Brisbane 8 – 10 November 2021
  • LIVE web-based 22 – 23 & 26 November 2021

Super Early Bird and Early Bird Dates

  • Melbourne in May 2021: Super 3 March, Early 31 March
  • Brisbane in May 2021: Super 17 March, Early 14 April
  • Sydney in June 2021: Super 31 March, Early 28 April
  • LIVE web-based in June 2021: Super 12 April, Early 10 May
  • Melbourne in Oct 2021: Super 28 July, Early 25 Aug
  • Sydney in Oct 2021: Super 9 August, Early 6 Sept
  • Brisbane in Nov 2021: Super 30 August, Early 27 Sept
  • LIVE web-based in Nov 2021: Super 13 Sept, Early 11 Oct

Times each day: face-to-face 8:45am – 5:00pm; web-based 9:45am – 6:00pm (AEST) or 10.00am – 6.15 pm (AEDT, November)

Professional Endorsement

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Limited Super Early Bird and Early Bird Tickets Available

Please Note: Prerequisite for Day 3 Only Workshop booking is previous attendance at 2 Day Workshop. Super Early Bird registrations are available up to 10 weeks prior to an event. Early Bird registrations are available up to 6 weeks prior to an event. Regular registrations are available up to 2 days prior to an event.


Our training is suitable for mental health practitioners, including counsellors, social workers, psychologists, mental health nurses, psychiatrists and general practitioners who provide therapy to adult and adolescent clients with PTSD and related mental health conditions.

If you cancel your booking 31 or more days prior to the training program, then you will receive an 85% refund of fees paid (15% will be retained for processing costs). If you cancel less than 31 days prior to the program, then there is no refund of fees available. However, you can transfer your booking to a later program or transfer your booking to another person to attend a later program (if that later program is within one year of the original program) at no cost. Please email your request to cancel or transfer your booking.

If you do not attend the training program for any reason, then fees paid will be forfeited.

Yes. If you have attended a 2 Day Workshop, then you can attend Day 3 Only Workshop at a later time.

Following attendance, individual supervision is available for practitioners to achieve accreditation as a PE therapist in accordance with the requirements of the Centre for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania. Please note that attendance at the 3 Day Training Program or 2 Day Workshop plus Day 3 Only Workshop is a prerequisite to enrol in this post-training supervision. Please see here for more information.

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