Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET)
A highly effective form of behaviour therapy used with individuals living with anxiety, phobias, and obsessive- compulsive disorder. In this form of therapy, clinicians expose their clients to the feared situation or objects gradually, and over prolonged exposure clients learn to be less sensitive to the feared situation or object. This type of therapy aims to reduce clients’ anxiety responses by encouraging clients to confront and over time overcome their fear. Exposure therapy is advised to be short term, typically 8-12 sessions however, those with severe conditions may require more time.