Mental Health Providers

VWI Community Providers Training Series Presents...

Group-Delivered Combined
Cognitive Processing Therapy & Prolonged Exposure Therapy

for PTSD

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System
March 15-17, 2018

Diane T. Castillo, PhD

President of the American Psychological Association's Division 56 - Trauma Division

Trainer/Consultant in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance

  Conference Room 3

 118 Paseo Del Prado, Edinburg, Texas 78539

Trainer: Diane T. Castillo, PhD

Consistent with our mission to enhance the availability, accessibility, and quality evidence-based and integrated services to Veterans in the Rio Grande Valley, VWI is partnering with Madre Bay Consulting & Psychological Services, PsychArmor Institute, and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance to bring a 3-day training in Group-Delivered Combined Cognitive Processing Therapy and Exposure Therapy for PTSD. Thanks to the recent fundraiser for Veteran suicide awareness, we are able to bring this unique opportunity to provide scholarship discounts to qualifying clinicians serving Veterans in the Rio Grande Valley, bringing the cost down to $200. This includes the training plus 16 weeks of consultation.


Training Program Details

Day 1 –Brief PTSD Overview and       Cognitive  Processing Therapy 

Day 2 – Prolonged Exposure Therapy 

Day 3 – Level 2 Skills 


  •  VWI will work with local community partners to offer 16-week CPT/PE groups led by course completers
  • Groups are comprised of three individuals diagnosed with PTSD
  • Weekly supervision and consultation sessions by Dr. Castillo (16 weeks)
  • Participants will receive a certificate at the completion of each course.


Who is eligible to attend?

There are limited spaces available for this training. Priority will be given to Masters level or higher licensed clinicians (or supervised interns) who work with Veterans in the Rio Grande Valley and are currently facilitating groups, or have the capability of doing so. Day 1 and Day 2 may be attended by other clinicians or peer specialists who work with Veterans.