Cognitive Processing Therapy And Group Present Centered Therapy Sessions

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Cognitive processing therapy and group present centered therapy sessions occurred twice a week for six weeks (Resick et al. 2015). Therapist followed up with their patients approximately six months and one year following treatment. Results of the study indicate both methods of therapy are effective at reducing PTSD; however, group cognitive processing therapy yielded better results. Only during one point in the therapy did PTSD symptoms drastically increase for patients receiving group cognitive processing therapy, during the discussions about the specific event. Once this portion of the counseling completed, patients PTSD improved exponentially. Although this method of therapy yielded impressive results, it is not without limitations. One of the more prominent limitations of this method of therapy is that each counseling session is rigidly scheduled. Each session has a purpose, which builds to the completion of an overarching program. Therefore, missing one critical session could render the therapy ineffective. Another method of treatment utilized to address PTSD symptomology is cognitive behavioral conjoint therapy assessed in a study conducted by Macdonald, Pukay-Martin, Wagner, Fredman and Monson (2016). A critical aspect of this method of therapy is that it addresses the familial dysfunctions associated with the experimentation conducted by Tsai, Harpaz-Rotem, Pietrzak and Southwick (2012). Specifically, one of the main objectives of cognitive behavioral
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