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VA residential treatment providers' use of two evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD: Global endorsement versus specific components.

Thompson R, Simiola V, Schnurr PP, Stirman SW, Cook JM. VA residential treatment providers' use of two evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD: Global endorsement versus specific components. Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy. 2018 Mar 1; 10(2):131-139.

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Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: Despite a growing body of knowledge about the dissemination of evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs), their actual use in clinical settings is not well understood. The purpose of the current study was to compare self-reported component use with global use for 2 EBPs for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), prolonged exposure (PE), and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). METHOD: Around 174 providers from 38 VA PTSD residential treatment programs were asked about both global use and component use of PE and CPT. RESULTS: Among frequent users of these EBPs, component use was generally high, especially for low-intensity and nonspecific components. For each form of treatment, there were a small number of providers who reported using the treatment frequently but did not use most of the key components of the treatment. CONCLUSIONS: These findings highlight the importance of understanding the modifications that providers make to EBPs and suggest the importance of flexibility within fidelity to these treatments. (PsycINFO Database Record





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