The study was supported by a National Institute of Mental Health grant to the first author (5R34MH076813).
Cognitive–behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD: Pilot results from a community sample†
Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2011
Copyright © 2011 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Journal of Traumatic Stress
Volume 24, Issue 1, pages 97–101, February 2011
How to Cite
Monson, C. M., Fredman, S. J., Adair, K. C., Stevens, S. P., Resick, P. A., Schnurr, P. P., MacDonald, H. Z. and Macdonald, A. (2011), Cognitive–behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD: Pilot results from a community sample. J. Traum. Stress, 24: 97–101. doi: 10.1002/jts.20604
- Issue online: 23 FEB 2011
- Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2011
Seven couples participated in an uncontrolled trial of cognitive–behavioral conjoint therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among the 6 couples who completed treatment, 5 of the patients no longer met criteria for PTSD and there were across-treatment effect size improvements in patients' total PTSD symptoms according to independent clinician assessment, patient report, and partner report (d = 1.32–1.69). Three of the 4 couples relationally distressed at pretreatment were satisfied at posttreatment. Partners reported statistically significant and large effect size improvements in relationship satisfaction; patients reported nonsignificant moderate to large improvements in relationship satisfaction. Patients also reported nonsignificant, but large effect size improvements in depression and state anger symptoms. Future directions for research and treatment of traumatized individuals and close others are offered.