Prolonged Exposure: A Case Study

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Prolonged exposure ranges from 8 to 15 weekly sessions, with each session lasting a total of 90 to 150 minutes, depending upon the VA facility in which it is administered. This therapy attempts to modify memory structures underlying emotions, like the omniprese nt fear associated with traumatic events, by having a client revisit his or her trauma memories t hrough imaginal exposure (i.e., re-visiting and re-experiencing one’s trauma with their therapi st through memory and emotionally engaging in the memory). The client then describes aloud those memories and any feelings he or she is experiencing. During and after processing of the trauma, a psychoeducational component, aimed at teaching the client how to manage feelin

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