The posttraumatic growth path: An emerging model for prevention and treatment of trauma-related behavioral health conditions

Description

The aim of this study is threefold. First, the current evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are reviewed. Treatments reviewed for efficacy include prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Next, concepts identified as protective measures against chronic PTSD are explored, with particular emphasis on resiliency and posttraumatic growth (PTG). Third, based on the abovementioned systematic review, a new treatment model for trauma-related behavioral health conditions, the posttraumatic growth path (PTGP), is proposed. This research will demonstrate how this new model integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches and protective measures to treat and mitigate the development of chronic PTSD and other concomitant mental health concerns. Implications for practice are discussed.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Stephanie D. Nelson

Original Work Citation

Nelson, S. A. (2011, March). The posttraumatic growth path: An emerging model for prevention and treatment of trauma-related behavioral health conditions. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 21(1), 1-42. doi:10.1037/a0022908

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Citation

“The posttraumatic growth path: An emerging model for prevention and treatment of trauma-related behavioral health conditions,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 24, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/20746.

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