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Prolonged Exposure Therapy: A Case Study

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Prolonged Exposure therapy focuses on repeating exposure to the trauma. This method also focuses on the beliefs about the stimulus that don’t represent the world accurately. These meetings tend to occur for about ninety minutes, typically last between 9-15 sessions, and have four main sections. An example of this would be if you are scared of a spider you would continue to show your client a spider and eventually get them to hold the spider in their hand. This is called imaginal exposure. Prolonged exposure also has in vivo exposure, where the client confronts the stimuli in a safe setting. (from website) Usually the clients use escape and avoidance responses from harmeless stimuli. These responses begin to interfere with their behaviour. Quiet
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