Date of Award


Document Type

Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Mitchell Moore


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder will be a common diagnosis that is seen in the counseling profession. The disorder is becoming more frequent than any time before. Individuals suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder experience a wide range of symptomology and often try to cope with PTSD until treatment is received. This paper will discuss in detail what Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is and how one is diagnosed with the disorder. In addition, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptomology varies from individual to individual. Throughout the paper, PTSD’s wide range of symptoms will be discussed in great detail. If Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is not treated properly, the symptomology can affect an individual for the rest of his or her life. So therefore, it is crucial for individuals to receive the right kind of treatment for their symptomology. There are many types of treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, although, this paper will focus on exposure therapy and how it helps individuals suffering from PTSD.

Unique Identifier



Educational use only. All copyright protections apply.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.