PTSD: A New Mobile App for Prolonged Exposure Therapy

There’s a new PE coach for veterans currently working with Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD. The mobile app works for both iPhone and Android.

An article by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology Public Affairs explains the benefits:

The patient installs “PE Coach” on their smartphone and can record the therapy session for playback between sessions. The app also provides an explanation of exposure therapy, assignments, explanations of PTSD and its symptoms, and a convenient way to write notes about typically avoided locations, situations and events for later discussions with their therapist.

The Defense Department and VA released a similar mobile app last year; “PTSD Coach” which offers self-assessments and support for individuals with PTSD.

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5 Responses

  1. This app will aid more warriors and veterans who have TBI and PTSD. This will done them an immediate aid, on scientific and pratical terms, will assure them an aid, supporting morally them. Thanks on their name claudio alpaca

  2. Reblogged this on veterans news 3.0.

  3. all great ideas with the apps. how do we reach those that dont have access to those apps…

  4. I observe – almost daily – the one-on-one interaction of veteran helping veteran. Apps are great as a supplement – sort of a self-help guide for folks who want additional coaching.

    BUT, there those who reach out on an individual basis. I was just over at the Veterans Services Center at the University of South Florida yesterday where a lot of that informal interaction goes on. I’ve seen it at a VA counseling center … I’ve witnessed it at veterans’ gatherings.

    I guess the message is to be alert and available when the opportunity presents itself.

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