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Present‐centered therapy (PCT) for post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults

Show simple item record Belsher, Bradley Beech, Erin Evatt, Daniel Rosen, Craig Liu, Xian Otto, Jean Schnurr, Paula 2018-10-10T20:10:10Z 2018-10-10T20:10:10Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Belsher, Bradley; Beech, Erin; Evatt, Daniel; Rosen, Craig; Liu, Xian; Otto, Jean; Schnurr, Paula. (2017). Present‐centered therapy (PCT) for post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, 12: CD012898. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012898. en_US
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess effects of present‐centered therapy (PCT) for adults with post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Specifically, we seek to determine whether (1) PCT is more effective in alleviating symptoms relative to control conditions (ie, waitlist, standard care, minimal attention, repeated assessment, or other minimal attention groups); (2) PCT results in similar alleviation of symptoms relative to trauma‐focused CBT (TF‐CBT); and (3) PCT is associated with greater patient retention and fewer adverse events relative to TF‐CBT....PCT is time‐limited treatment designed to actively target daily challenges that individuals with PTSD encounter that may be related to the trauma, and to help with their symptoms (McDonagh 2005). Components of PCT include (1) psychoeducation on PTSD to help patients understand how symptoms are disrupting their day‐to‐day functioning; (2) effective strategies for approaching day‐to‐day challenges; and (3) homework outside the session by which individuals can monitor stressors and practice new problem‐solving skills. PCT is often described by stating what the treatment does not entail: Therapy is not trauma‐focused (ie, PCT does not include disclosure, discussion, or exposure of traumatic events); therapy is not based on a cognitive‐behavioral therapy (CBT) framework (ie, PCT does not focus on cognitive restructuring, graded exposure, or relaxation training); and therapy is not strictly supportive (ie, PCT is a structured treatment with homework assigned between sessions)....Thus, we are interested in determining whether a non‐trauma‐focused therapy will have lower dropout rates and comparable efficacy relative to trauma‐focused therapies. PCT has been deemed a well‐established treatment with promising research support (APA 2016), yet no systematic reviews using Cochrane standards have been conducted to study this treatment. This systematic review seeks to advance our understanding and address this knowledge gap on PCT by using rigorous, transparent, and recognized methods to evaluate the state of the science of this psychological therapeutic approach. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews en_US
dc.subject Systematic Review en_US
dc.subject Therapist en_US
dc.subject Treatment en_US
dc.subject Mental Health Counseling en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.subject Coping en_US
dc.subject Posttraumatic Stress en_US
dc.subject Treatment Modalities en_US
dc.subject Treatment Methods en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Knowledge en_US
dc.title Present‐centered therapy (PCT) for post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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