• Basic premise: repeated exposure to trauma-related thoughts, feelings, and situations can help reduce the power they have to cause distress
  • Essence of therapy: Prolonged Exposure Therapy consists of imaginal exposures, which involve recounting the traumatic memory and processing the revisiting experience, as well as in vivo exposures in which the client repeatedly confronts trauma-related stimuli that were safe but previously avoided.
  • Length: approx. 8-15 sessions