Trauma-focused CBT Versus EMDR in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

2014-07-23 16:21:45 | BioPortfolio


This study will evaluate the effectiveness of trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy (TF-CBT) versus eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of trauma survivors with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Patients will be randomly assigned to TF-CBT or EMDR. Follow-up assessments will be conducted at 3 and 12 months post-treatment. In addition to comparing the efficacy of the two protocols, an additional focus will lie on identifying predictors for treatment outcome.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic


Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)


1500 AE




VU University of Amsterdam

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T16:21:45-0400

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