Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an emotional disorder characterized by exposure to life threatening traumatic events, the subsequent recollection of these events in the form of intrusive thoughts, images, nightmares and memories, the need to avoid any reminders of the trauma, and an overall experience of the world as an unsafe place. People who suffer from PTSD are often anxious and feel a need to withdraw from many-otherwise enjoyable- aspects of life.
This film explores the use of virtual reality exposure therapy in the treatment of combat related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Cognitive behavioral therapy helps individuals with PTSD face and accept traumatic memories, thus reducing some of the debilitating symptoms associated with PTSD.
This session utilizes Power-Based Therapy, to assist the client in naming, analyzing, strategizing, and acting (the four core elements of Power-based Therapy as conceptualized by Vanessa Jackson, LCSW) to address the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder.