Prolonged Exposure (PE) is an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD that helps you decrease distress about your trauma. PE has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for PTSD. PE Coach is a mobile application (mobile app) for patients to use with their therapists during PE therapy for PTSD.
PE Coach is a treatment companion that helps you and your therapist work through the PE treatment manual.
NOTE: PTSD is a serious mental health condition that often requires professional evaluation and treatment.
You should only use PE Coach if you are in treatment with a therapist trained in Prolonged Exposure therapy. This form of therapy is available at many VA/DoD and other mental health clinics.
When you begin treatment, talk with your therapist about using this mobile app. It is available for iPhone, Android phone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android tablet mobile devices. There is more information for providers and clinicians about the app on the Professional section of this website. PE Coach may make it easier for you and your provider to follow the published PE treatment manual. The features PE Coach includes may also increase the likelihood that you complete homework, and as a result, improve your treatment outcomes.
Any data created by the user of this app are only as secure as the phone/device itself. Use the security features on your device if you are concerned about the privacy of your information. Users are free to share data, but as the self-monitoring data belong to each user, HIPAA concerns do not apply while the data is stored or shared. If the user were to transmit or share data with a health care provider, the provider must then comply with HIPAA rules.
PE Coach was created by the DoD's National Center for Telehealth and Technology and Center for Deployment Psychology and the VA's National Center for PTSD.
The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care, individual referrals or benefits information.
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Last updated October 31, 2013