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ERIC Number: EJ801196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Behavioral Interventions for Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Hassija, Christina M.; Gray, Matt J.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v3 n2 p166-175 2007
Optimal therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) follows logically from an understanding of etiological models describing the development and maintenance of the disorder. Accordingly, the present article provides a brief overview of PTSD with particular attention paid to etiology. Exposure-based interventions have consistently been shown to promote superior posttraumatic adjustment relative to alternate treatment approaches. In addition to describing exposure therapy for PTSD, we briefly review the supporting treatment-outcome literature. Misconceptions surrounding exposure therapy are presented and discussed. Finally, cultural considerations and complex presentations are considered.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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