“No Longer a Victim” and “TIR Efficacy in Reducing Anxiety” by Lori Beth Bisbey, PhD and Wendy Coughlin PhD
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Here the announcement:
The title of this study was “No Longer a Victim: A Treatment Outcome Study for Crime Victims with PTSD”. Today, the published research on PTSD supports the use of relaxation and exposure-based techniques in treating this population. And one of the issues that has been raised by practitioners in connection with using these kinds of techniques, such as flooding, is the possibility that current trauma might be connected with earlier trauma. And if this is true, does flooding address this issue?
As a result of this issue, any treatment which had both an exposure element and an element that dealt with earlier trauma should be more successful in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. So the study I did had one condition that contained Direct Therapeutic Exposure (DTE) which combined imaginal flooding and progressive muscle relaxation. And the other technique we compared it to was Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) and a control group to see which, if either, would be most effective in treating crime victims who had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Now there’s been a lack of controlled-treatment outcome research with sufficiently large population in this area, so the first objective in this study was to provide a sound, large enough treatment outcome experiment comparing a method that has been researched previously (DTE) to a new and popular method, TIR, to see what the differences are.
Audio engineering by Victor R. Volkman
15 Apr 2014