Scott Michael received his clinical psychology doctorate from the University of Kansas. He obtained specialized PTSD training from the National Center for PTSD during internship at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. He obtained further specialized PTSD training during his postdoctoral fellowship in the Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center at the VA Puget Sound. Dr. Michael was trained to consult with and train VA clinicians in Prolonged Exposure by Drs. Edna Foa and Elizabeth Hembree at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Since that time, he has conducted trainings in Prolonged Exposure to VA clinicians and consults to them on how to effectively implement this psychotherapy.