Increasing Emotional Engagement in PE Therapy for PTSD: Addressing Under-Engagement and Homework
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
- Under-engagement is one of the biggest obstacles to exposure therapy.
- Procedures to increase engagement include keeping their eyes closed, using the present tense, and probing for details.
- Anger can get in the way of effectively processing trauma.
- Homework completion and compliance are associated with better outcomes.