Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to a traumatic event/s and significantly impairs everyday functioning and quality of life (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Evidence based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, have shown beneficial effects in reducing PTSD symptoms (e.g. Bradley et al., 2005; Foa et al., 1995; Van der Kolk et al., 2007), and are recommended in the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines as having the most robust body of evidence that can be trusted to guide practice (National Health and Medical Research Council, 2013). Prolonged Exposure Therapy has been extensively researched and can be viewed as the most efficacious treatment to date, linked to significantly greater reductions in PTSD symptoms from pre-post treatment compared to treatment as usual (Nacasch et al., 2011), supportive counselling (Schnurr et al., 2007), and waitlist control (Foa et al., 2005).
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