HOLOGRAPHIC REPROCESSING: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE TO REDUCE POSTTRAUMATIC COGNITIONS IN WOMEN VETERANS WITH PTSD FROM SEXUAL TRAUMA AND ABUSE

  • Katz L
  • Snetter M
  • Robinson A
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Abstract

Holographic reprocessing (HR) facilitates holistic reappraisal of attributions regarding interpersonal violence and maltreatment. The authors tested the feasibility to train therapists to run a protocol using HR to reduce negative thoughts associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women veterans who have had sexual trauma or abuse. The study assessed pre- and postscores on the Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory (PTCI) in a naturalistic clinical setting with 5 therapists. The protocol consisted of screening for PTSD, followed by an average of 9 HR treatment sessions. Twenty-two women were referred to the study; 17 enrolled and completed treatment (0% dropout rate). Significant decreases were found on all scales of the PTCI, with large effect sizes: total negative thoughts, t(16) = 4.42, p < .000, Cohen's d = 1.52, and 47% of the sample had reliable change (decreased negative thoughts; RC < -1.96). These findings suggest that HR is a promising treatment for sexual trauma PTSD. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

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  • PTSD
  • holographic reprocessing
  • sexual trauma
  • women veterans

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Authors

  • Lori S. Katz

  • Miatta R. Snetter

  • Athena Hagler Robinson

  • Paul Hewitt

  • Geta Cojucar

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