This video demonstrates a discussion of the common reactions to trauma. The therapist begins by focusing on the presenting problem and proceeds through some of the symptoms mentioned initially by the client, eventually covering most of the reactions listed in the protocol though not in the order listed in the protocol. This discussion provides information and validation for the client while also encouraging additional and more specific disclosure about the client’s PTSD symptoms.
This video demonstrates a brief discussion of the common reactions to trauma as presented in session 2, or 2a, of Prolonged Exposure Therapy. Despite the brevity of the discussion, the therapist is able to engage the client in a discussion about her own symptoms, and to facilitate additional disclosure rather than simply presenting the reactions as a didactic lecture.