Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD for Adults (PE)

Scientific Rating:
1
Well-Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD for Adults (PE) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are no pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD for Adults (PE).

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD for Adults (PE) as listed below:

After completion of the intensive 4-day workshop in PE therapy, participants may participate in case consultation to solidify their skills in delivering PE and gain confidence in implementing the treatment. Certification as a PE therapist is offered after completion of 2 full PE cases. Please contact the program representative for more information on PE consultation.

An online listserv is also available to participants of the intensive 4-day workshop.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD for Adults (PE) as listed below:

Fidelity measures for PE have been developed for use by raters trained in PE to monitor adherence to PE protocols in research studies. They are designed to determine adherence to all required Therapy Elements as well as to assess relevant Therapist Factors that could affect the outcome of the treatment. In this system, these two areas of concentration determine the total overall adherence and competency for each PE therapy session. Fidelity measures for PE can be obtained by contacting the program representative.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD for Adults (PE) as listed below:

  • Foa, E. B., Hembree, E. A., & Rothbaum, B. O. (2007). Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional processing of traumatic experiences – Therapist guide. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Rothbaum, B. O., Foa, E. B., & Hembree, E. A. (2007). Reclaiming your life from a traumatic experience: Workbook. New York: Oxford University Press.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD for Adults (PE) as listed below:

  • Foa, E. B., Gillihan, S. J., & Bryant, R. A. (2013). Challenges and successes in dissemination of evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress: Lessons learned from Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 14(2), 65-111.