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PTSD Coach Online: Self-Help and Coping for Clients

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PTSD Coach Online: Self-Help and Coping for Clients

PTSD Coach Online is a self-help resource for individuals with PTSD or those struggling with general life stress. It includes helpful tools to address stress-related symptoms and enhance problem-solving skills.

PTSD Coach Online expands upon the PTSD Coach mobile app with additional tools to help with symptom management, problem solving, and skill building. Another unique feature of PTSD Coach Online is the inclusion of videos from therapists—called "coaches"—who provide instructions and offer help for each tool.

Key Features

  • Using PTSD Coach online, your clients can: Use 17 tools to cope with trauma reminders, sleep problems, anxiety and other symptoms that may develop after traumatic experiences
  • Watch video coaches explain how to use each tool
  • Access and interact with self-paced tools that are available 24/7
  • Benefit from an extended suite of self-help tools from the PTSD Coach mobile app without a smartphone

How Providers Can Use PTSD Coach Online

PTSD Coach Online includes tools that aim to alleviate stress, improve well-being and increase stress management skills. This is not a substitute for professional mental health care, and was designed to enhance services for individuals who are already receiving treatment for PTSD or to bolster skills learned after the completion of therapy.

Clinicians can recommend PTSD Coach online to clients who:

  • Are currently in individual and group treatment settings
  • Completed treatment but would benefit from maintained practice of coping skills and techniques
  • Report symptoms of distress following trauma, but do not meet clinical diagnosis of PTSD

Providers can learn more about how to recommend and use PTSD Coach Online with their clients with this guide.

Download: PTSD Coach Online Provider Guide (PDF)

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