Lessons for Coping with Life's Traumatic Experiences

As part of Dr. Charlie Swenson's podcast series To Hell and Back, Dr. Melanie Harned participated in an extended discussion of the principles and strategies of the DBT PE protocol and how to apply them to coping with traumatic experiences.

Episode 1: This podcast reviews how and why the DBT PE protocol was developed, how this protocol is integrated into DBT, the role of avoidance and problematic beliefs in maintaining PTSD, and the rationale for using exposure to treat PTSD.


Episode 2: This podcast focuses on how trauma is defined, how to reduce the likelihood of developing PTSD after a trauma, and how to build motivation to do trauma-focused exposure when it is needed.


Episode 3: This podcast describes the specific steps involved in completing in vivo and imaginal exposure for PTSD.



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