Prolonged Exposure therapy is an effective, highly flexible, and very well-researched intervention to reduce the symptoms of PTSD across a variety of traumatized populations. The manual and companion patient workbook provide all the specifics of the PE protocol for providers to implement with efficacy and fidelity in order to maximize patient response. With the second edition, the authors have revised throughout to reflect the many advances in PTSD research that have occurred since the first edition. These advances include key modifications to the underlying theory, as well as additional evidence of modifications and individualization for more complex patient presentations and to military populations. As leaders in the clinical practice, training, and research in the field of PTSD treatment, the authors provide concise but thorough description of the key components of the program, how to implement them, as well as when and how to consider adaptations.
About the Authors:
Edna B. Foa, PhD, is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. The treatment program she has developed for PTSD sufferers has received the highest evidence for its efficacy and has been widely disseminated in the US and around the world.
Elizabeth A. Hembree, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Her expertise in trauma and PTSD has benefited the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense in their efforts to train mental health workers to provide effective, evidenced based treatments to men and women in active duty and to veterans of prior wars.
Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Vice-Chair of Clinical Research at the Emory School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program and the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory and holds the Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology. She is a past president of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), is currently on the Scientific Advisory Boards for the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), National Center for PTSD (NC-PTSD), and is a pioneer in the application of virtual reality to the treatment of psychological disorders.
Sheila A.M. Rauch, PhD, ABPP, is an Associate Professor in at Emory University School of Medicine. She serves as Clinical Director of the Emory University Veterans Program and Director of Mental Health Research and Program Evaluation at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. Rauch has been conducting research and providing PTSD and Anxiety Disorders treatment for over 20 years. Her research focuses on examination of biological and psychological mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of PTSD and improving access to effective interventions.