The actual extent of Expanded Dianetics can be described as follows: “Ex-Dn consists of all the work I did on psychos and very difficult cases from 1970 forward, my C/Ses, case histories, any tape lectures or notes, which includes as well all data known to date on confessionals, and all data on PTSes. The product of the course is an auditor who can handle psychos, R/Sers and any person’s evil intentions as well as any PTSes.”
As per the above quote, a considerable overhaul has gone into getting the Expanded Dianetics Course to meet the above requirements. New case histories have been compiled going back to 1970 including LRH C/Ses and notes and all the data on confessionals and PTS have been put together.
Confessionals are used in Ex Dn to chase down and uncover Ev Purps and R/Ses. A good confessional directed into a hot area of a pc’s life can peel off O/Ws and narrow the target down to the basic aberration that needs handling to resolve the area. A real pro of an Ex Dn C/S would spot these hot areas by folder study and pc interview and dig a little deeper with a confessional or two to uncover the R/S or Ev Purp that’s at the bottom for full Ex Dn handling. The Ex Dn C/S must know how to whip up a fast set of confessional questions that will get him the data he needs.
Ex Dn can be done after a Drug RD, after Dianetics, after Scientology Grades, after Power, after OT III and any single OT level above OT III. Anyone who needs Ex Dn should get it before Power. It can be done after Power but only for those low OCA, R/Sers who somehow in the past managed to get on to Power without Ex Dn and would never make it through their Solo Levels with unhandled psychoses.
A person who is PTS cannot be audited on anything else until his PTSness has been handled. There are non auditing handlings as well as auditing steps. A PTS RD can be given anywhere without regard to whether the pc has had Ex Dn or not.
In actual fact Ex Dn and PTS handling are taking two different approaches to the case which you don’t want to mix, namely Ex Dn is addressing the pc as the cause of his difficulties and PTS handling is treating him as the effect.
The OCA (APA in the US) is an indicator. It is not the EP of Ex Dn that the OCA is all above the zero line or some such. This does not mean an OCA wouldn’t be up but what you are after is a person who is sane and the OCA only serves as one of many indicators of sanity. If the guy has made it and is now sane with his psychoses handled then you have your EP. An OCA could be Theetie Wheetie. Well C/Sed and audited Ex Dn can correct and change any OCA Just keep in mind it is the pc that is being handled, not the OCA. A real and searching D of P check should be done to ensure all is handled and there has been a change in behavior OCA and any other indicators the C/S can obtain to ensure a valid product.
First of all, Ex Dn is a Rundown of itself and it is not interspersed with other, non Ex Dn actions. It is not done bit and piece but is started and taken through to a product with no diversions. Each pc is C/Sed individually with no rote programs taking the place of a thorough case study. The various Ex Dn Rundowns are C/Sed against the pc’s needs.
Neither the Introspection RD nor the Vital Info RD are Ex Dn only. An Introspection RD would be done as a first action in the case of a psychotic break whether the pc is on Ex Dn or not. As a part of Ex Dn it would go somewhere on left side handling where needed. Vital Info RD can be done any time after a Drug RD but as a part of Ex Dn would be a part of right side handling.
The materials for doing a complete job of Ex Dn have all been recompiled. It is all in the Bulletins, tapes, case histories and other issues on the course. Stick with them and you and your pcs will know the results of real Ex Dn.