Meta‐Analysis of Trauma‐Focused Therapies for Treating the Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
American Counseling Association
Journal of Counseling and Development
This meta-analysis of 46 between-groups studies published between 1997 and 2015 detected treatment effects ranging from large to small when comparing trauma-focused therapies with no treatment (g = −1.05), supportive interventions (g = −0.91), other interventions (g = −0.57), and non-trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapies (g = −0.08) for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The independent random-effects models detected modest publication bias and a negligible influence of moderating variables on treatment outcomes. Considerations for counselors who treat PTSD and suggestions for researchers are provided.
Lenz, A. Stephen; Haktanir, Abdulkadir; and Callender, Karisse A., "Meta‐Analysis of Trauma‐Focused Therapies for Treating the Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" (2017). College of Education Faculty Research and Publications. 562.