Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

PTSD symptom expression in Latina sexual assault survivors: An analysis of secondary data
by Garibay, Erika, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 58; 10260732
Abstract (Summary)

Because the Latino population is the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States and because sexual assault is a common crime, it is important to understand the mental health implications on sexually assaulted Latinas. A quantitative study on secondary data explored PTSD and depression symptoms in a sample of Latina sexual assault survivors.

Data from 79 Latina sexual assault survivors who received psychotherapy revealed that after six sessions they no longer met criteria for PTSD. Furthermore, after 6 sessions their depression rates also decreased. Latina sexual assault survivors benefit from brief treatment.

Findings in this study may help educate the Latino community on the importance of mental health services after traumatic sexual experiences.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Mayers Pasztor, Eileen
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Psychology
Keywords: Depression, Latina, PTSD, Sexual assault
Publication Number: 10260732
ISBN: 978-1-369-66844-5
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