PE for PTSD Session 1: Summary
Associate Vice-Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Emory Healthcare Veterans Program
Director, Emory Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program
Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology
- The goals of session 1 are to educate about PTSD and PE and to ensure the patient comes back.
- Show kindness and confidence in the treatment program.
We'll review the take-home messages from this module in this video.
The most important goals of session 1 of PE are to educate the patient about PTSD and prolonged exposure therapy and to ensure they come back for session 2.
Many patients have never told anyone about what happened to them, so your reaction will be very important. Most of all, be kind; be human. Respond as you would hope someone would respond to you or a family member. Let them feel your confidence that although it wouldn't be easy, you know PE can help them take their life back from PTSD and that you know they can do it and they'll be glad they did.