Quantitative and qualitative outcomes of transactional analysis psychotherapy with male armed forces veterans in the UK presenting with post-Traumatic stress disorder
Harford, D and Widdowson, MDJ 2014, 'Quantitative and qualitative outcomes of transactional analysis psychotherapy with male armed forces veterans in the UK presenting with post-Traumatic stress disorder' , International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research, 5 (2) , pp. 35-65.
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This paper presents findings from a two-year research project conducted within a live-in residential charity setting in the UK, examining clinical outcomes of TA psychotherapy among 15 male armed forces veterans presenting with severe PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and other comorbid disorders. Outcomes were measured for short-term (24 sessions) and long-term (52 sessions) transactional analysis (TA) treatment using the quantitative CORE-OM (Evans, Mellor-Clark, Margison, Barkham, McGrath, Connell & Audin, 2000), PHQ-9 (Kroenke, Spitzer & Williams, 2001) and GAD-7 (Spitzer, Kroenke, Williams & Löwe, 2006) questionnaires and the qualitative Change Interview (Elliott, Slatick, & Urman, 2001, as cited in Frommer & Rennie, 2001). Quantitative findings show that positive Reliable Change on global distress, depression and anxiety has taken place within both the short-term and long-term treatment groups with some clients achieving Clinically Significant Change on these measures. Qualitative findings arising from thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2006) indicate that a broad spectrum of therapist factors and psychotherapy process factors within the TA therapy delivered were beneficial for this particular client group. The negative influence of a number of psychosocial factors on the veterans' well-being is also discussed based on numerical data and interview responses. Overall, these results suggest that TA psychotherapy can be effective in the treatment of PTSD among combat veterans.
|Themes:||Health and Wellbeing|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research|
|Publisher:||the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA)|
|Funders:||Non funded research|
|Depositing User:||Dr Mark Widdowson|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jul 2014 15:03|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:42|
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