Progressive counting with therapy clients with post-traumatic stress disorder: Three cases

Description

Background: Progressive counting (PC) is a recently developed trauma treatment that has shown promise in several studies with nontherapy- client samples.

Aim: The aim of this archival study was to determine whether PC’s effectiveness found in other research might carry over to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cases in clinical practice.

Method: The present case series included three consecutive cases in the first author’s clinical practice, in which the client was diagnosed with PTSD, and in which PC was used.

Findings: Each participant showed remission of PTSD and substantial reduction or elimination of presenting problems, with results persisting at one-year follow-up. Three other cases, which were excluded because post-treatment or follow-up data were not available, showed a similar pattern of symptom reduction.

Implications: These findings suggest that PC can be beneficial with therapy clients with PTSD.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Kriss Jarecki
Ricky Greenwald

Original Work Citation

Jarecki, K., & Greenwald, R. (2016, March). Progressive counting with therapy clients with post-traumatic stress disorder: Three cases. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 16(1): 64–71. doi:10.1002/capr.12055

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Citation

“Progressive counting with therapy clients with post-traumatic stress disorder: Three cases,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 24, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/23734.

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