The Counting Method: A Treatment Technique for PTSD

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This video offers a rare opportunity: Learn how to use a powerful technique for treating PTSD by watching an actual therapy session in the middle of a long-term course of treatment.

Traumatic memories invade the consciousness of those who suffer from PTSD, presenting a profound challenge for both the survivor and therapist. In this video, Ochberg explains and models his Counting Method, a simple yet effective tool used to master the flashbacks and intrusive recollections so common in PTSD.

During this extraordinary session, Ochberg works with a client with PTSD who is midway through a long-term, outpatient therapy. You’ll see Ochberg explain the Counting Method to her, guide and anchor her through the recollection of a traumatic event, and then discuss and debrief the experience with her. It is powerful to watch this client move into, through and out of the pain of the torturous memories she brings forth. Ochberg teaches us a valuable lesson on how to work safely, effectively and compassionately with such difficult material.

"This is a nice, concise, easy to watch DVD that is simple, yet profound... The gems that come from these two well-respected, seasoned PTSD experts...are well worth keeping."
Carl C. Bell, MD, President/CEO, Community Mental Health Council, Chicago, IL

"I cannot stress enough how very much my staff and I enjoyed this program… Frank Ochberg and Angie Panos encapsulated concisely and clearly the most important and salient treatment protocols for the therapist."
- Beverly J. Anderson, BCETS, Clinical Director, Metropolitan Police Employee Assistance Program, Washington, DC


By watching these videos, you'll be able to:


  • Explain PTSD to clients in a therapeutic, supportive and informative way.
  • Help your client understand what the treatment process for PTSD will entail.
  • Begin the PTSD treatment process with greater understanding and confidence.
  • Explain each step of the Counting Method technique.
  • Use the counting method with PTSD clients who are ready to master their traumatic memories and flashbacks.
  • Integrate Ochberg’s use of pacing, a steady and safe presence, and the therapeutic connection in your own work with clients with PTSD.



About Frank Ochberg, MD


Frank Ochberg, MD has been a leading authority on the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder since the 1960s and helped define PTSD for its inclusion in the DSM. He has received many awards for his work, most recently the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He founded Gift From Within and is currently a professor of psychiatry at Michigan State University.

About Angie Panos

Angie Panos is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a licensed clinical social worker. She has more than twenty years of experience in traumatic stress treatment, dealing with war refugees, and victims of domestic violence, rape and child abuse.


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Individual Training Pack no CPD hours – £29.33

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