Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Frederick Grieve (Director), Andrea Jenkins, Daniel McBride, and Carl Myers
Doctor of Psychology in Applied Psychology
Doctor of Psychology
There is a need for more evidenced based treatments for adolescents with trauma related disorders. Currently, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT) is the gold standard, but clients and clinician need the ability to choose between effective treatments. This study completed a direct comparison between six weeks of treatment in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trauma and TF CBT via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Treatments were measured using the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale and the Child PTSD Symptom Scale. Both treatments were found to be effective in reducing trauma related symptoms in two 12-year-old females.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Pediatrics | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Kirsch Hiltz White, Colleen Marie, "Comparison Study: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trauma" (2020). Dissertations. Paper 194.