A Randomized Controlled Dismantling Trial of Post-Workshop Consultation Strategies to Increase Effectiveness and Fidelity to an Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
BOSTON UNIV MA
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD is a serious mental health condition with substantial costs to individuals and society. Among military veterans, the lifetime prevalence of PTSD has been estimated to be as high as 20. Numerous research studies have demonstrated that short-term cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies, such as Cognitive Processing Therapy CPT, lead to substantial and sustained improvements in PTSD symptoms. Despite known benefits, only a minority of clinicians provide these therapies. Transferring this research knowledge into clinical settings remains one of the largest hurdles to improving the health of veterans with PTSD. Attending a workshop alone is insufficient to promote adequate knowledge transfer and sustained skill however, relatively little research has been conducted to identify effective post-training support strategies.