What you will learn

  • 1

    Facing Distress & Avoidance

    • Introduction

    • What's your trigger?

    • How it works

    • Four Ingredients to success

    • Neural networks and exposure practice

    • You can learn to apply the skills

    • My Distress Monitor

    • My Distress Monitor Sample: Art and Social Anxiety Disorder

  • 2

    Build Your Distress Ladder

    • Introduction

    • What is a Distress Ladder & why should you care?

    • Distress Ladder examples

    • Conclusion

    • My Distress Ladder

    • My Distress Ladder Sample: Art and Anxiety Attacks

    • My Distress Ladder Sample: Mary and driving phobia/PTSD

    • My Distress Ladder Sample: Martin and anger issues

    • My Distress Ladder Sample: Susan and OCD

  • 3

    Imaginal-Based Exposure

    • It's all in your head

    • Susan's visualization

    • Using the Exposure Practice Form

    • Train your imagination!

    • Conclusion

    • Imaginal Exposure Practice Form

    • How to Boost Your Distress

    • My Distress Ladder Sample: Susan and fear of contamination

    • Imaginal Exposure Practice Form Sample: Susan and fear of contamination

    • Susan's Visualization Exercise (Audio Script)

  • 4

    Interoceptive Exposure

    • Introduction

    • Assessing symptom induction: Which method is for you?

    • Step 1: Identify your target symptoms

    • Step 2: Practicing interoceptive exposure

    • Conclusion

    • Types of Interoceptive Exposure

    • Get the Most Out of Your Practice!

    • Interoceptive Exposure Symptom Assessment Form

    • Interoceptive Exposure Practice Form

    • Interoceptive Exposure Symptoms Assessment Form: Sample

    • Interoceptive Exposure Practice Form: Sample

  • 5

    In-Vivo Exposure

    • Introduction

    • Climb your way to success

    • Plan and track your practice sessions

    • Conclusion

    • Get S.M.A.R.T.!

    • In-Vivo Exposure Practice Form

    • In-Vivo Exposure Practice Form Sample: Mary's first outing

    • In-Vivo Exposure Practice Form Sample: Mary's next outing

  • 6

    Thought Inoculation

    • Introduction

    • Five easy ways to change the way you think

    • The stages of intervention: Before

    • The stages of intervention: During

    • The stages of intervention: After

    • Developing your own inoculation plan

    • Thought-Booster cards

    • Conclusion

    • Expose Your Thinking Distortions

    • Sample Booster Thoughts

    • My Custom Inoculation Plan

    • Thought-Booster Cards

  • 7

    Reprogramming Your Brain

    • Introduction

    • Components of EMDR

    • Phases of EMDR

    • The process

    • Case example: Angela's PTSD

    • Conclusion

    • Image Builder

    • Image Builder Sample: Angela and PTSD

    • Image Features

    • Choosing Negative & Positive Thoughts

    • EMDR Distress Ladder

    • EMDR Distress Ladder Sample: Angela and PTSD

    • Desensitization Record

    • Desensitization Record Sample: Angela and PTSD

    • Installation Record

    • Installation Record Sample: Angela and PTSD

  • 8

    Written Exposure Therapy

    • Introduction

    • Getting WET can help!

    • How WET works

    • This is your brain on ptsd

    • Starting your own WET program

    • Copy of Severity of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Scale - Adult (NSESSS) pdf

    • WET Prep Session 1

    • WET Prep Session 2

    • WET Prep Session 3

    • WET Prep Session 4

    • WET Prep Session 5

    • WET Rating: Recounting

    • WET Rating: Processing