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Spotlight on Women's Health

Does Trauma-Focused Treatment Make PTSD Symptoms Worse? Examining Symptom Exacerbations and Outcomes in Two Clinical Samples

by Sadie Larsen, PhD ; Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, PhD
Seminar date: 9/26/2016

Description: This presentation will describe the frequency of symptom exacerbations in trauma-focused treatments in two trials of Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure in a female patient population, and in a national study of CPT delivery in VA Canada Operational Stress Injury and community-based settings in Canada. The presentation will also address whether these exacerbations are linked to any lasting harm. Intended audience: researchers and clinicians interested in trauma-focused treatment

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