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ERIC Number: EJ847619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Study
Twohig, Michael P.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v16 n3 p243-252 Aug 2009
An adult woman with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder who was nonresponsive to 20 sessions of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is presented in this case study. Two months after her CBT trial, she was treated with 21 sessions of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for PTSD. Measurements of PTSD severity, depression, anxiety, psychological flexibility and trauma-related thoughts and beliefs were taken at pretreatment, after Sessions 8 and 16, and at posttreatment. Results showed significant reduction on all measures throughout treatment, except for trauma-related thoughts and beliefs, which did not decrease until near the end of treatment. Strengths, limitations, and future directions are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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