PTSD Treatment With Exposure Therapy and Virtual Reality: Tips for Therapists

Barbara-Rothbaum

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

Key Points

  1. The patient should remain in the exposure long enough for the distress to decrease.
  2. Patients should be encouraged to use as much detail as possible.
  3. Praise patients for this difficult but worthwhile work.
  4. Virtual reality exposure therapy is a new effective medium for conducting exposure therapy.

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