ERIC Number: EJ803778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Cognitive Processing Therapy for Acute Stress Disorder Resulting from an Anti-Gay Assault
Kaysen, Debra; Lostutter, Ty W.; Goines, Marie A.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v12 n3 p278-289 Sum 2005
This case study describes Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with a 30-year-old gay man with symptoms of acute stress disorder (ASD) following a recent homophobic assault. Treatment addressed assault-related posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and depressive symptoms. Also addressed were low self-esteem, helplessness, and high degrees of internalized homophobia. Client symptomatology was tracked using the PTSD Symptom Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory over the course of 12 sessions and for a 3-month posttermination session. Symptoms were significantly reduced by the end of the 12-week therapy and were maintained at 3-month follow-up. This case highlights the utility of this therapy in targeting both ASD symptoms and internalized homophobia relating to experiencing a hate crime-related assault. The authors elaborate on theoretical and applied issues in adapting a structured cognitive-behavioral intervention to the treatment of ASD symptoms associated with experiencing a hate crime.
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Homosexuality, Therapy, Depression (Psychology), Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, Males, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Victims of Crime, Self Esteem, Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling Effectiveness, Intervention
Elsevier. 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887-4800. Tel: 877-839-7126; Tel: 407-345-4020; Fax: 407-363-1354; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.elsevier.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory