Investigating effective treatments for adults with post-traumatic stress disorder from childhood trauma experiences

Katrina Boterhoven de Haan

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

There is lack of agreement on the best approach for treating adults with post-traumatic stress disorder from childhood trauma experiences (Ch-PTSD). Some suggest that the evidence-based trauma-focused treatments are not appropriate for this population due to the complex clinical presentation. This thesis explored how we can improve treatments for adults with Ch-PTSD by exploring issues with the current treatments; investigating alternative treatments, specifically imagery rescripting (ImRs) and eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR); and sought the opinions of patients and therapists for how treatment could be improved. This research found that ImRs and EMDR are effective and safe for treating Ch-PTSD.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctorate
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Lee, Chris, Supervisor
  • Hood, Sean, Supervisor
Award date30 Sept 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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