Thursday, 22 February 2018

Evidence for your Practice: Group Cognitive Processing Therapy

Intervention: group cognitive processing therapy
Population: adults with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, or mood disorders

Key Messages:

  • Compared with other group therapies, group cognitive processing therapy had a similar effect in improving clinical symptoms (post-traumatic stress disorder- or depression-related, and sleep disorders) in adult patients with post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Patients treated with individual cognitive processing therapy had greater improvements in post-traumatic stress disorder severity than group cognitive processing therapy (interpret with caution due to study quality and sample size)
  • One study suggests group cognitive behavioral therapy may be provided as adjunctive to, but not be considered an alternative to, individual trauma-focused therapy.

Read the full CADTH Report 

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