Title

Meta‐Analysis of Trauma‐Focused Therapies for Treating the Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2017

Publisher

American Counseling Association

Source Publication

Journal of Counseling and Development

Source ISSN

0748-9633

Abstract

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.

Comments

Journal of Counseling and Development, Vol. 95, No. 3 (July 2017): 339-353. DOI.

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