Little is known about predictors of treatment selection for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). This study aimed to identify the relationship between patient demographics, positive cut-off score of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and somatization, number of lifetime traumas, diagnosis, length of treatment, and clinician’s selected evidence-based therapy (EBT). A secondary data analysis of 319 adults who sought services at a community mental health clinic who reported IPV was conducted. Neither Patient demographic characteristics or screen positive cut-off score for PTSD, anxiety, depression, or somatization was indicative of selected EBT. Patient demographic characteristics of age, female gender, race/ethnicity, employment disability, marital status, and education were found to be significant pre-treatment predictors of attending more sessions of treatment. There was no association between clinician’s treatment selection of EBT and patient diagnosis or patients number of lifetime traumatic experiences. A dramatic need for future research regarding predictors of selected EBT are discussed.
|Commitee:||Luken, Debora, Saltzman, William|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 58/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Therapy, Psychobiology, Counseling Psychology|
|Keywords:||Domestic violence, Evidence-based therapy, Intimate partner violence, Psychotherapy, Trauma, Treatment|
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