Edward J. Hickling and Edward B. Blanchard
Overcoming the Trauma of Your Motor Vehicle Accident: Therapist Guide: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program
Chapter 2 Client Self-Assessment
Edna B. Foa, Elizabeth A. Hembree, and Barbara Olasov Rothbaum
Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Therapist Guide: Emotional processing of traumatic experiences
Chapter 4 Session 2
* As discussed in , we recommend that you regularly monitor clients’ PTSD and depression symptoms by having them complete self-report measures at the beginning of every other session of PE (e.g., sessions 2, 4, 6, 8). We use the PTSD symptom section of the Posttraumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale (PDS ® ) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) to do so. This permits assessment of change during therapy and is extremely helpful for monitoring progress and giving feedback to clients during treatment.