Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences Therapist Guide by Edna Foa

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences Therapist Guide

byEdna Foa, Elizabeth Hembree, Barbara Rothbaum

Paperback | April 9, 2007

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An estimated 70% of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. Though most recover on their own, up to 20% develop chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. For these people, overcoming PTSD requires the help of a professional. This guide gives clinicians the information they need to treat clients who exhibit the symptoms of PTSD. It is based on the principles of Prolonged Exposure Therapy, the most scientifically-tested and proven treatment that has been used to effectively treat victims of all types of trauma. Whetheryour client is a veteran of combat, a victim of a physical or sexual assault, or a casualty of a motor vehicle accident, the techniques and strategies outlined in this book will help. In this treatment clients are exposed to imagery of their traumatic memories, as well as real-life situations related to the traumatic event in a step-by-step, controllable way. Through these exposures, your client will learn to confront the trauma and begin to think differently about it, leadingto a marked decrease in levels of anxiety and other PTSD symptoms. Clients are provided education about PTSD and other common reactions to traumatic events. Breathing retraining is taught as a method for helping the client manage anxiety in daily life. Designed to be used in conjunction with the corresponding client workbook, this therapist guide includes all the tools necessary to effectively implement the prolonged exposure program including assessment measures, session outlines, case studies, sample dialogues, and homework assignments. Thiscomprehensive resource is an exceptional treatment manual that is sure to help you help your clients reclaim their lives from PTSD.

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Edna Foe and Elizabeth Hembree are both at the University of Pennsylvania. Barbara Rothman is at Emory University.

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Title:Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences Therapist GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.31 × 10.79 × 0.59 inPublished:April 9, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195308506

ISBN - 13:9780195308501

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Information for Therapists2. Assessment and Special Considerations in Treating Trauma Survivors3. Session 14. Session 25. Session 36. Intermediate Sessions7. Final Session8. Anticipating Problems and Tailoring Treatment to the Individual: Promoting Effective Engagement

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.,."a user-friendly guide to [prolonged exposure] written by three experts in the field of exposure therapy to help bridge the gap between research and practice...written in straightforward, jargon-free language...The well-organized, detailed structure of the therapy makes the goals of each session and the means for accomplishing these goals very apparent and easy to follow. Sample scripts are offered for each session so that therapists new and perhaps resistant to PE can see examples of what they might say to clients. ..an important addition to the field of PTSD treatment."--PsycCritiques