A Comparison of CPT Versus ART Versus WL
“A Comparison of CPT Versus ART Versus WL”
The purpose of this research study is to compare the effectiveness of two treatments for the symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with a no therapy, wait-list control condition. The two treatments are Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) as compared to Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Both have been found to be effective with veterans and civilians in prior studies but they have never been compared to one another. Participants will be 280 males and females ages 18 and older who meet criteria for PTSD (or subthreshold PTSD). PTSD is a condition that can occur after a trauma experience such as combat, sexual abuse, physical abuse, or natural disasters.
Behavioral - Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
CPT looks at the impact the traumatic event has had on your life and helps you to examine and change unhelpful thoughts and feelings related to the event, yourself, others and the world. CPT will be conducted in 5-15, 60 minute sessions held once or twice a week.
Behavioral - Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
ART, like CPT also involves processing thoughts and feelings related to the event, but does this in a different way relying more on visualization or imagination rather than talking. ART will be conducted in 5-15, 60 minute sessions held once or twice a week.
A Comparison of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Versus Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Versus Wait List (WL)