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PTSD Film Projection Metaphor

Information Handout

Treatment for trauma often involves exposure to traumatic thoughts and memories, and many clients are understandably reluctant to attempt this. The PTSD Film Projection Metaphor is a simple explanation of PTSD and its treatment.

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Description

The PTSD Film Projection Metaphor is a simple story to aid understanding of the origin, maintenance, and treatment of flashbacks in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Instructions

This is a Psychology Tools information handout. Suggested uses include:

  • Client handout – use as a psychoeducation resource
  • Discussion point – use to provoke a discussion and explore client beliefs
  • Therapist learning tool – improve your familiarity with a psychological construct
  • Teaching resource – use as a learning tool during training

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