Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience: A Prolonged Exposure Treatment Program Workbook

Paperback | April 16, 2007

byBarbara Rothbaum, Edna Foa, Elizabeth Hembree

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If youve experienced a traumatic event and are having trouble moving past feelings of fear and helplessness, you may be suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This workbook will help you overcome your PTSD and reclaim your life. Best used in combination with treatment by a mental health professional, this workbook will help you work through your PTSD regardless of the type of trauma youve experienced. Whether you have been in a motor vehicle accident, or are a veteran of combat, or have been the victim of a physical orsexual assault, the program outlined in this book will reduce your anxiety and distress. You will learn to face the memories of your trauma, while processing your emotions about the event using a scientifically-tested and proven technique called Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). Instead of avoiding or escaping situations that provoke anxiety, you will learn how to confront these situations and begin to reevaluate your feelings and beliefs to think differently about what happened to you. You will participate in exposure exercises where you will face the memories of yourtrauma, as well as any real-life situations that bring about feelings of fear in a step-by-step controllable way. Breathing retraining exercises will keep you calm and relaxed. As time goes on and you practice these exercises, you will notice a marked decrease in your levels of anxiety. Complete with information on PTSD, as well as case examples, self-assessment tools, and homework assignments, Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience , Workbook is an invaluable tool on the road to recovery.

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If youve experienced a traumatic event and are having trouble moving past feelings of fear and helplessness, you may be suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This workbook will help you overcome your PTSD and reclaim your life. Best used in combination with treatment by a mental health professional, this workbook will he...

Barbara Rothbaum is at Emory University. Edna Foa and Elizabeth Hembree are both at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8.31 × 10.79 × 0.31 inPublished:April 16, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195308484

ISBN - 13:9780195308488

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Information for People Considering Using this Treatment Program2. Are you a Good Candidate for this Treatment?3. Section 14. Section 25. Section 36. Anticipating and Solving Problems7. Intermediate Sessions8. Final Session

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"A very strong contribution to this series. When coupled with a thoughtful therapist, the workbook is a thoughtful resource that may substantially improve the caliber of brief, focused treatments for PTSD."--PsycCRITIQUES