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PTSD Film Projection Metaphor

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.

Information Handout

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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