That is too bad. That is a professional who is not up to date in their training. The research actually shows this person was doing the opposite of what you’re supposed to do. One of the theories behind PTSD is that our brains prevent us from integrating the traumatic memories into our long-term memories, so they cause ongoing problems. The treatment methods are specifically designed to help people safely recall memories over and over until they are neutralized and able to be processed into memory.