Journal article

Training plus intensive consultation improves uptake and outcome expectations of prolonged exposure therapy among practitioners treating emergency service personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder

Darryl Wade, Sonia Terhaag, Andrea Putica, Olivia Metcalf

Australasian Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: Prolonged exposure (PE) therapy is an evidence-based psychological treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet uptake amongst practitioners is less than desirable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a PE training workshop plus intensive consultation programme to improve practitioners' self-efficacy and outcome expectations as well as uptake of PE for emergency service patients with PTSD. METHOD: Forty-five psychologists attended a PE training workshop in Sydney. Participants completed questionnaires at pre- and post-workshop and six-month follow-up. RESULTS: The findings suggest that participation in the programme was associated with improvements in ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The programme was funded by EML, an injury management insurer. EML was not involved in the design of the evaluation, data analyses or interpretation of findings.