Dr Edna Foa - The treatment, research and history of OCD recovery (Ep111)
The OCD Stories
In episode 111 I interviewed Dr Edna Foa. Edna is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. She has devoted her academic career to study the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety disorders, primarily obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social phobia. In 2010 TIME magazine named Edna one of their 100 most influential people in the world. In 2011 she was awarded the Outstanding Career Achievement Award by the IOCDF. Enjoy! Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-edna-foa-the-treatment-research-and-history-of-ocd-recovery Get exclusive podcasts and content by becoming a member of the podcast find out more here >> All the best, Stu
Edna Foa, Ph.D. on the Nature and Treatment of PTSD
Wise Counsel Podcasts
Mental Help Net (www.mentalhelp.net) presents the Wise Counsel Podcast (wisecounsel.mentalhelp.net), hosted by David Van Nuys, Ph.D. "Edna Foa, Ph.D. on the Nature and Treatment of PTSD" In this episode of the Wise Counsel Podcast, Dr. Van Nuys speaks with Psychologist Edna Foa, Ph.D. a world-famous Anxiety researcher on the topic of treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, better known as PTSD. Dr. Foa describes the nature of PTSD, including the three major classes of symptoms that are associated with the diagnosis: re-experiencing, avoidance and emotional numbing, and arousal. She also describes the best scientifically validated treatment for PTSD currently known, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, which involves a systematic detailed and repetitious retelling of the trauma story by the trauma victim so as to help them integrate their trauma memories, place them firmly in the past, and habituate them to the story so that they feel less arousal and anxiety when they think about it.