Trauma focus group therapy for combat-related PTSD: An update
Article first published online: 1 JUL 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 58, Issue 8, pages 907–918, August 2002
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Foy, D. W., Ruzek, J. I., Glynn, S. M., Riney, S. J. and Gusman, F. D. (2002), Trauma focus group therapy for combat-related PTSD: An update. J. Clin. Psychol., 58: 907–918. doi: 10.1002/jclp.10066
- Issue published online: 1 JUL 2002
- Article first published online: 1 JUL 2002
- VA medical research Cooperative Study. Grant Number: 420
- VA Health Services Research and Development. Grant Number: IIR90–66
Individual cognitive–behavioral therapy involving directed exposure to memories of traumatic events has been found to be effective in treating posttraumatic stress disorder. In this article, we present updated information on an alternative group form of exposure therapy: manualized trauma-focus group therapy (TFGT), designed as an efficient means of conducting directed exposure. We describe the cognitive–behavioral and developmental models from which the approach was derived, present an overview of session topics and a case illustration, provide guidelines for referring individuals to TFGT, and offer suggestions for future research. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol/In Session 58: 907–918, 2002.