PE Coach


If you are a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine or Veteran experiencing difficulties due to a traumaticexperience (for example, combat, deployment experience, or sexual assault), the PE Coach mobileapplication (app) may be part of the solution. PE Coach is designed to be used during psychotherapyprovided by a behavioral health professional who is trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy. Byitself this smartphone app is not sufficient to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PE Coach isnot a self-help tool. However, military Veterans, Service members, and others with symptoms of PTSDwho are receiving PE treatment can work together with their therapist to use the tools in this appduring PE therapy to process the traumatic experience and reduce anxiety and fear.The app will guide you through the exercises assigned by your therapist and allows you to track andrecord your progress in treatment. In addition, the app provides you with techniques such as controlledbreathing that will help you tolerate and decrease your distress. PE Coach will help you remember andtrack your upcoming therapy sessions. You and your therapist will be able to audio record your sessionsdirectly onto your phone so that you can review them later as part of your treatment.This app is based on the Oxford University Press treatment workbook for PE, “Reclaiming your LifeFrom a Traumatic Experience”. The app was designed with military Service members in mind but will beuseful to any trauma survivor participating in PE treatment.External Links: The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the UnitedStates Department of Defense (DoD) or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of the linked websites, orthe information, products or services contained therein. The DoD/VA does not exercise any editorialcontrol over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided consistent with thestated purpose of these DoD/VA products.

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