Psychotherapeutic interventions for symptom reduction in veterans with PTSD: An observational study in a residential clinical setting

Description

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and eyemovement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy were compared for veterans in a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) residential program (N¼51) who received individual EMDR and group CPT, individual CPT and group CPT, or trauma group exposure (TGE) therapy. Analyses revealed an overall significant difference on posttest measures of the PTSD Checklist for individual EMDR=group CPT and individual CPT=group CPT when compared to TGE, with no significant difference found between EMDR and CPT. Depression scores were significantly decreased between pre- and posttest for patients who received individual EMDR=group CPT. Results support EMDR and CPT as clinically effective and complementary treatments in residential PTSD treatment programs.

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English

Author(s)

Joseph J. Graca
Glen A. Palmer
Kylene E. Occhietti

Original Work Citation

Graca, J. J., Palmer, G. A., & Occhietto, K. E., (2014). Psychotherapeutic interventions for symptom reduction in veterans with PTSD: An observational study in a residential clinical setting.  Journal of Loss and Trauma, 19, 558–567. doi:10.1080/15325024.2013.810441

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“Psychotherapeutic interventions for symptom reduction in veterans with PTSD: An observational study in a residential clinical setting,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/23093.

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