Effectiveness of Seeking Safety for Co-Occurring Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use
American Counseling Association
Journal of Counseling & Development
The authors evaluated the Seeking Safety program's effectiveness for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use symptoms across 12 between‐groups studies (N = 1,997 participants). Separate meta‐analytic procedures for studies implementing wait list/no treatment (n = 1,042) or alternative treatments (n = 1,801) yielded medium effect sizes for Seeking Safety for decreasing symptoms of PTSD and modest effects for decreasing symptoms of substance use. Limitations of the findings and implications for counselors are discussed.
Lenz, A. Stephen; Henesy, Rachel; and Callender, Karisse A., "Effectiveness of Seeking Safety for Co-Occurring Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use" (2016). College of Education Faculty Research and Publications. 528.
ADA Accessible Version
Accepted version. Journal of Counseling & Development, Vol. 94, No. 1 (January 2016): 51-61. DOI. © 2016 American Counseling Association. Used with permission.
Karisse Callender was affiliated with Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX at the time of publication.