Introducing A Patient To Prolonged Exposure And Cognitive Processing Therapy


Given that both PE and CPT have strong empirical support and have been found to be equally effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD when compared to each other, it may be difficult to decide which approach to use with a client. Presenting a balanced description of each treatment will help your client to make an informed decision that aligns with their unique goals and preferences for treatment. The following videos will provide examples of concise descriptions of the rationale, main interventions, and key differences between CPT and PE. The first video is an example of an abbreviated discussion that may occur at the end of a treatment planning session. The second video is lengthier and provides an example of a more through, detailed discussion.​​