A smorgasbord of PTSD treatments: What does this say about integration?
In this special section of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration a variety of treatments for PTSD, including prolonged exposure, EMDR, interpersonal therapy, memory specific training, schema therapy, and narrative-emotion process therapy, were described. In this comment, two issues were discussed (a) psychotherapy integration, and (b) mechanisms of change and treatment effectiveness. A case is made that all the treatments for PTSD are integrative, whether or not this is explicit in their presentation. It is noted that all treatments for PTSD are approximately equally effective and that the evidence for the mechanisms of change underlying the various treatments is weak.
Original Work Citation
Wampold, B. E. (2019). A smorgasbord of PTSD treatments: What does this say about integration? Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 29(1), 65–71. doi:10.1037/int0000137
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