This article was reviewed and accepted under the editorship of Beverly E. Thorn
Therapist adherence to manualized cognitive-behavioral therapy for anger management delivered to veterans with PTSD via videoconferencing †
Version of Record online: 25 FEB 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 67, Issue 6, pages 629–638, June 2011
How to Cite
Morland, L. A., Greene, C. J., Grubbs, K., Kloezeman, K., Mackintosh, M.-A., Rosen, C. and Frueh, B. C. (2011), Therapist adherence to manualized cognitive-behavioral therapy for anger management delivered to veterans with PTSD via videoconferencing . J. Clin. Psychol., 67: 629–638. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20779
This work was completed at the National Center for PTSD-Pacific Islands Division.
This work was partially supported by grant TEL 03-080-3 from the Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development (VAHSR&D). This work was also supported by the Office of Research and Development, Medical Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs. All views and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of our respective institutions or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The authors have no affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. Leslie A. Morland, Principal Investigator of this study, had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
- Issue online: 11 APR 2011
- Version of Record online: 25 FEB 2011
- posttraumatic stress disorder;
- cognitive-behavioral therapy;
- therapist adherence;
- videoconferencing technology;
- telemental health services
Therapist adherence to a manualized cognitive-behavioral anger management group treatment (AMT) was compared between therapy delivered via videoconference (VC) and the traditional in-person modality, using data from a large, randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of AMT for veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Therapist adherence was rated for the presence or absence of process and content treatment elements. Secondary analyses were conducted using a repeated measures ANOVA. Overall adherence to the protocol was excellent (M = 96%, SD = 1%). Findings indicate that therapist adherence to AMT is similar across delivery modalities and VC is a viable service delivery strategy that does not compromise a therapist's ability to effectively structure sessions and manage patient care. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol 67:1–10, 2011.