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PTSD Film Projection Metaphor

The PTSD film projection metaphor is a simple story to aid understanding of the origin, maintenance, and treatment of flashbacks in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

This is a Psychology Tools information handout. Suggested uses include:

  • Client handout - use as a psychoeducation resource
  • Discussion point - use to provoke a discussion and explore client beliefs
  • Therapist learning tool - improve your familiarity with a psychological construct
  • Teaching resource - use as a learning tool during training



PTSD Film Projection Metaphor