Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in adults with trauma stemming from adverse childhood experiences: A systematic review
by Velasco, Salvador Ariel, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 70; 1586524
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this review was to explore the levels of efficacy of trauma treatments for the civilian adult population. These trauma treatments included eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing, prolonged exposure, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, and other evidence based practices. This review utilized the results of 11 studies published in the past 25 years. Like previous meta-analytic reviews, the results of this study were mixed. All empirically supported trauma treatments were shown to have efficacy, however studies disagreed in which treatment was most effective. The additional dimension of attrition was also assessed within the studies as a means to indicate consumer preference for trauma. Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was shown to be the treatment with the lowest rates of attrition. The findings among the studies were limited to an extent as literature for this topic is in the process of development.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Potts, Marilyn, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Emdr, Ptsd, Trauma
Publication Number: 1586524
ISBN: 978-1-321-68272-4
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