Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 12: Maximizing Exposure Therapy

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In this episode of Pain Science and Sensibility Sandy and Cory dive into some specific applications of Graded Exposure some of which are very surprising and may have some astounding implications for what we do with our patients. Are we accidentally encouraging “safety behaviors” that may negatively impact progress? When is the best time to educate the patient in attempt to provide explanations or change cognitions? The answers, at least according to this approach, may shock you.

Maximizing exposure therapy: an inhibitory learning approach.
Craske MG, Treanor M, Conway CC, Zbozinek T, Vervliet B.
Behav Res Ther. 2014 Jul;58:10-23. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.04.006. Epub 2014 May 9.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod –
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

Photo credit: “Bashful Pavlov” by Phillip Cowan via Flickr

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