Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is a treatment for survivors of multiple traumatic events who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). NET is an evidence-based treatment with good efficacy data supporting its use in the treatment of multiply-traumatised adults and children. There is also emerging evidence that NET can be effective in treating symptoms of PTSD in those suffering from borderline personality disorder.
This 9-page guide briefly discusses the theory of NET before describing the practical aspects of the therapy. It was originally written by Matthew Whalley as a quick guide to the key principles of NET, and was later edited by Katy Robjant and Maggie Schauer.
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