Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Adolescents (PE-A)

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Program/Intervention Name

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Adolescents (PE-A)


Trauma Treatment

Program/Intervention Description

PE-A is a therapeutic treatment where clients are encouraged to repeatedly approach situations or activities they are avoiding because they remind them of their trauma (in vivo exposure) as well as to revisit the traumatic memory several times through retelling it (imaginal exposure). Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) is a theoretically-based treatment for chronic PTSD and related depression, anxiety, and anger. It is based on basic cognitive-behavioral principals, is a flexible therapy that can be modified to fit the needs of individual clients, is designed to help clients process traumatic events and reduce trauma-induced psychological disturbances.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

6-12, 13-17

Program Goals/Outcomes

Promote the client

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 6: General Population

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 1: Effective and proven by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Sandy Capaldi, PsyD


Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at University of Pennsylvania

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(215) 746-5705

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)