Posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic cognitions in response to trauma-focused psychotherapy
In clinical research it is important to address both vulnerabilities and positive processes that occur in response to traumatic stress. Therefore, we chose the concepts of posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic cognitions to examine how these reactions change in The Psychobiology of Trauma and Resilience 206 www.istss.org Poster Presentations – Session 3 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 22nd Annual Meeting A C R O S S Tuesday Poster Presentations response to trauma-focused psychotherapy. In this presentation, preliminary data from a randomized controlled trial comparing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy (n = 70) and Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy (BEP; n = 70) are presented. Participants were patients of the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic of the Academic Medical Center / De Meren who had a diagnosis of PTSD following various kinds of type I trauma. Posttraumatic growth was assessed with the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, whereas posttraumatic cognitions were examined by use of the Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory. Both measures were administered at pre- and postassessment to determine whether these concepts change after EMDR and/or BEP. Changes in and relationships between these variables are presented and future directions for research arising from the findings are discussed.
Original Work Citation
Nijdam, M., Olff, M., & Gersons, B. (2006, November). Posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic cognitions in response to trauma-focused psychotherapy. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 22nd Annual Meeting, Hollywood, CA
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