Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of an enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy program for adults suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Individuals can participate in the program if they are 18 years of age or over and have been involved in, or witnessed a traumatic event (e.g. car accident, sexual assault, physical assault, dog attack, mugging, etc.) at least 1 month ago.

What does the study involve?

The research involves an initial assessment interview during which participants are asked about their life experiences and any symptoms they may be experiencing. Participants are then offered up to 15 free individual therapy sessions with a trained therapist. The research also involves a follow-up interview immediately after treatment and 6-months after treatment.


If you are interested in participating in this study, please don’t hesitate to contact us on (08) 8201 5995 or email us at traumaunit@flinders.edu.au.

 

This study has been reviewed by the Women and Children’s Health Network Research Ethics Committee.

Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular in relation to matters concerning policies, your rights as a participant, or should you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the Administrative Officer – Research, Brenda Penny on 8161 6521. Project Number HREC/16/WCHN/113