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Mental Health in Veterans and Families After Group Therapies

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01327690
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 1, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 25, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dawson Church, Soul Medicine Institute

Brief Summary:
PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) and associated mental health conditions affect both veterans and their family members. This study investigates whether group therapy using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) produce reductions in PTSD and comorbid symptoms.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Behavioral: CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) Behavioral: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Early Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Mental Health in Veterans and Families After Group Therapies
Study Start Date : December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Wait List
Wait Period corresponding in length to treatment period
Experimental: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
EFT group therapy sessions.
Behavioral: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Group therapy sessions using EFT

Active Comparator: CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
CBT group therapy sessions
Behavioral: CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
CBT group therapy sessions




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from Baseline PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) Symptom Levels [ Time Frame: Pre-Intervention, Post-Intervention, with one, three, six, and twelve month follow-ups ]
    Symptoms are measured before the first group therapy session. Symptom levels are also recorded immediately after the last group session, and at follow-up points: one, three, six, and twelve months later.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The ability to follow instructions, complete written forms, and provide informed consent. Subjects are required to be literate and understand English.
  • Physically healthy.
  • Active duty military service, veterans, and their family members.

Exclusion Criteria:


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Contacts
Contact: Deb Tribbey 707 237 6951 deb@soulmedicine.net
Contact: Dawson Church 707 525 9292 dawsonchurch@gmail.com

Locations
United States, California
Soul Medicine Institute Recruiting
Santa Rosa, California, United States, 95404
Contact: Deburah Tribbey    707-237-6951    deb@soulmedicine.net   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Soul Medicine Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dawson Church, PhD Soul Medicine Institute

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Dawson Church, Principal Investigator, Soul Medicine Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01327690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SMI-GROUP-12/10/10
First Posted: April 1, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 25, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders