Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE)

Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE) is an evidence-based treatment used to treat individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Prolonged exposure makes use of the principle of systematic desensitization (habituation) through continued exposure to aspects of the trauma. This method employs both imaginal exposure (the client is asked to think about some aspect of the feared event) and in vivo exposure (the client is directly presented with the feared event or stimulus.)