This video demonstrates the rationale for treatment presented in session 1 followed by identification of the index trauma during the trauma discussion. This client presents as depressed and numb as predominant emotional experiences. In this case the therapist must help the client sort out one event from among many which seem similar and equally distressing.
This video demonstrates a way to discuss the function of anger in PTSD, and the importance of helping the client look beyond the anger to work with other emotions that may be present as well. Both the imaginal exposure and the processing demonstrate increased therapist activity that occurs in later sessions as the therapist prompts and focuses the client’s attention on important details and cognitions.
This video demonstrates the rationale for imaginal exposure as presented in session 3, followed by a portion of the client’s imaginal exposure of a combat related trauma. One iteration of the narrative is shown followed by a break in the dialogue after which, the video resumes at the end of imaginal exposure. IMaginal exposure is followed by emotional processing.
This video demonstrates the rationale for Prolonged Exposure as presented in session 1, followed by identification of the index trauma during the trauma discussion. In this case the therapist must help the client identify an index trauma from among many events which seem similar and equally distressing. Additionally, the client presents with anger as a predominant emotion.