Therapy for  Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression

The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of an enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy program for adults suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Depression. Individuals can participate in the program if they are 16 years of age or over and have been involved in, or witnessed a traumatic event (e.g. car accident, sexual assault, physical assault, dog attack, mugging, etc.) at least 1 month ago.

What does the study involve?

The research involves an initial assessment interview during which participants are asked about their life experiences and any symptoms they may be experiencing. Participants are then offered 15 free individual therapy sessions with a trained therapist. The research also involves a follow-up interview immediately after treatment and 6-months after treatment.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please don’t hesitate to contact us on (08) 8201 5995 or email us at traumaunit@flinders.edu.au.

 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Child Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

What is the study about?

The study, which is being funded by the Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation of South Australia, is investigating the effectiveness of cognitive behaviour therapy for children suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after a single incident- type trauma. To be included in the study, children must be aged between 8-17 years, and have suffered or witnessed a single-incident type trauma (e.g., road traffic accident, dog attack, assault etc) at least 3 months previously. Please note that children who have suffered chronic type trauma (e.g., sexual or physical abuse) would not be eligible for this study.

What does the study involve?

The research involves an initial assessment interview during which children and parent(s) are asked about their life experiences and any symptoms. Children and their parent(s) are then offered 9 free individual therapy sessions with a trained therapist. The research also involves a follow-up interview immediately after treatment and 3, 6, 12 and 24-months after treatment.

If you are interested in participating in this study, or would like more information about the research being conducted at the Flinders University Posttraumatic Stress Unit, please don’t hesitate to contact us on (08) 8201 5995 or email us at traumaunit@flinders.edu.au.