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Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorders


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Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Indicators
Children not experiencing anxiety or mood disorders, such as depression

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Mental Health
       Physical Health

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorders is a treatment program that consists of a course of cognitive behavioral-based individual therapy designed for individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The program helps clients process traumatic events leading to reduced trauma-induced psychological disturbances through psychoeducation about trauma, imaginal exposure, and in-vivo exposure to trauma reminders.

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Program Reviews

The Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorders program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

Find Youth Info Program Directory

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)


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