The Fear of Exposure Therapy

An Interview with Jelena Kecmanovic

Here, Dr. Jelena Kecmanovic (“Dr. K.”) addresses how therapists can make exposure therapy not just tolerable, but transformative.

Dr. K is joined by editor in chief Livia Kent to talk about how to expand the way we think about exposure therapy. Dr. K is a clinical psychologist and the founding director of the Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute (ABTI), adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and contributor to Psychotherapy Networker, CNN, and Psychology Today, among others.

Read more about Dr. K’s insights on exposure therapy in her recent Networker article.

Livia Kent

Livia Kent, MFA, is the editor in chief of Psychotherapy Networker. She worked for 10 years with Rich Simon as managing editor of Psychotherapy Networker, and taught writing at American University as well as for various programs around the country. As a bibliotherapist, she’s facilitated therapy groups in Washington, DC-area schools and in the DC prison system. In 2020, she was named one of Folio Magazine’s Top Women in Media “Change-Makers.” She’s the recipient of Roux Magazine‘s Editor’s Choice Award, The Ledge Magazine‘s National Fiction Award, and American University’s Myra Sklarew Award for Original Novel.