Chapter 1 Foundations of Prolonged Exposure Chapter 2 Assessing Trauma Survivors and Implementing PE in Practice Chapter 3 Session 1 Chapter 4 Session 2 Chapter 5 Session 3 Chapter 6 Intermediate Sessions Chapter 7 Final Session Chapter 8 Tailoring Treatment to the Individual: Promoting Effective Engagement Appendix A Trauma Interview Appendix B In Vivo Exposure Hierarchy Appendix C Therapist Imaginal Exposure Recording Form Appendix D Prolonged Exposure Treatment Session Checklists (for Therapist Use)
Edna B. Foa, PhD, is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. The treatment program she has developed for PTSD sufferers has received the highest evidence for its efficacy and has been widely disseminated in the US and around the world. Elizabeth A. Hembree, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Her expertise in trauma and PTSD has benefited the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense in their efforts to train mental health workers to provide effective, evidenced based treatments to men and women in active duty and to veterans of prior wars. Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Vice-Chair of Clinical Research at the Emory School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program and the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory and holds the Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology. She is a past president of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), is currently on the Scientific Advisory Boards for the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), National Center for PTSD (NC-PTSD), and is a pioneer in the application of virtual reality to the treatment of psychological disorders. Sheila A.M. Rauch, PhD, ABPP, is an Associate Professor in at Emory University School of Medicine. She serves as Clinical Director of the Emory University Veterans Program and Director of Mental Health Research and Program Evaluation at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. Rauch has been conducting research and providing PTSD and Anxiety Disorders treatment for over 20 years. Her research focuses on examination of biological and psychological mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of PTSD and improving access to effective interventions.
Prolonged Exposure (PE) is an extremely effective treatment for PTSD. This outstanding, easy to follow manual makes clear how to use PE to help clients, even those with very complicated presentations, extensive trauma histories, and comorbidities such as substance use disorder, recover from PTSD * Sonya Norman, PhD, Professor, University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry and National Center for PTSD *