Rationale for Treatment by Prolonged Exposure
Use this handout to explain the rationale behind prolonged exposure therapy and describe how exposure works.
Breathing Retraining Technique
Give this handout to your clients so they can review and practice the steps of breathing retraining. This is a therapeutic technique that teaches people how to modify their breathing patterns.
Common Reactions to Trauma
This handout explains the most common reactions to trauma, such as avoidance, autonomic hyperarousal, negative thinking and emotions, guilt, and shame, and describes the problems trauma survivors usually struggle with.
In Vivo Exposure Hierarchy
The exposure hierarchy is a structured list of feared situations or memories, ranked from least to most distressing, to guide the gradual exposure process in therapy.
In Vivo Exposure Homework Recording Form
This document tracks and monitors progress during exposure therapy by recording specific in vivo exposure exercises and associated anxiety levels.
Session 2 Homework Form
This handout outlines the tasks that must be completed and reviewed as homework after the second session.
Imaginal Exposure Homework Recording Form
This tool documents and monitors the practice of imaginal exposure exercises, including details of the trauma memories and associated distress levels according to the Subjective Units of Distress scale (SUDs).
Sessions 3–10 Homework Form
This handout explains the activities that must be completed between sessions as homework. Start using this document from the third session onward.