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UW Psychiatry Grand Rounds | Josh Cisler, PhD

February 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Learning and Decision-making in PTSD

Josh Cisler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Talk Description:

This presentation will discuss emerging research aimed at characterizing a dynamic model of psychopathology following trauma that emphasizes learning from and interacting with the environment. This presentation will include discussion of new methods for enhancing extinction learning in PTSD as a model for increasing exposure therapy efficacy. There are no financial conflicts of interest to disclose.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline new models for understanding the psychopathology of PTSD
  2. Identify new approaches for enhancing extinction learning in PTSD across the healthcare team

About the Speaker:

Dr. Josh Cisler received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 2010. He completed a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina through the National Crime Victim Research and Treatment Center, where his research focused on understanding risk factors for psychopathology following trauma, with a particular focus on assaultive events (e.g., physical and sexual assault). He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Brain Imaging Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he received training in fMRI methodology and advanced computational approaches to imaging analysis. He was on the faculty of the Brain Imaging Research Center from 2012-2016, and joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2016.

WebEx Information: 


Event number: 120 701 8384
Event password: CISLER (247537 from phones)
Video Address: 1207018384@uwmadison.webex.com
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.
Audio conference: US Toll
Access code: 120 701 8384

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 ANCC contact hours.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.125 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1.25 hours.


February 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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