Date of Award

7-25-2011

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Committee Chair

Johan Rosqvist, PsyD

Second Advisor

Catherine Moonshine, PhD, MAC, CADC III

Third Advisor

Michel Hersen, PhD, ABPP

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the literature regarding the treatment of severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to demonstrate the need for clinicians to become trained and experienced in administering exposure therapy. The obstacles to using this method will be discussed and myths will be disputed based on the literature. The case study will further demonstrate the critical need for exposure therapy treatment by examining the treatment of a woman with severe PTSD who did not respond to other treatment modalities.

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