A comparison of narrative exposure therapy, supportive counseling, and psychoeducation for treating posttraumatic stress disorder in an african refugee settlement.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/22352
Title:
A comparison of narrative exposure therapy, supportive counseling, and psychoeducation for treating posttraumatic stress disorder in an african refugee settlement.
Authors:
Neuner, F; Schauer, M; Klaschik, C; Karunakara, U; Elbert, T
Journal:
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Abstract:
Little is known about the usefulness of psychotherapeutic approaches for traumatized refugees who continue to live in dangerous conditions. Narrative exposure therapy (NET) is a short-term approach based on cognitive-behavioral therapy and testimony therapy. The efficacy of narrative exposure therapy was evaluated in a randomized controlled trial. Sudanese refugees living in a Ugandan refugee settlement (N = 43) who were diagnosed as suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) either received 4 sessions of NET, 4 sessions of supportive counseling (SC), or psychoeducation (PE) completed in 1 session. One year after treatment, only 29% of the NET participants but 79% of the SC group and 80% of the PE group still fulfilled PTSD criteria. These results indicate that NET is a promising approach for the treatment of PTSD for refugees living in unsafe conditions.
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany. frank.neuner@uni-konstanz.de
Issue Date:
Aug-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/22352
DOI:
10.1037/0022-006X.72.4.579
PubMed ID:
15301642
Language:
en
ISSN:
0022-006X
Appears in Collections:
Mental Health

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNeuner, F-
dc.contributor.authorSchauer, M-
dc.contributor.authorKlaschik, C-
dc.contributor.authorKarunakara, U-
dc.contributor.authorElbert, T-
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-04T14:12:51Z-
dc.date.available2008-04-04T14:12:51Z-
dc.date.issued2004-08-
dc.identifier.citationA comparison of narrative exposure therapy, supportive counseling, and psychoeducation for treating posttraumatic stress disorder in an african refugee settlement. 2004, 72 (4):579-87notJ Consult Clin Psycholen
dc.identifier.issn0022-006X-
dc.identifier.pmid15301642-
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/0022-006X.72.4.579-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/22352-
dc.description.abstractLittle is known about the usefulness of psychotherapeutic approaches for traumatized refugees who continue to live in dangerous conditions. Narrative exposure therapy (NET) is a short-term approach based on cognitive-behavioral therapy and testimony therapy. The efficacy of narrative exposure therapy was evaluated in a randomized controlled trial. Sudanese refugees living in a Ugandan refugee settlement (N = 43) who were diagnosed as suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) either received 4 sessions of NET, 4 sessions of supportive counseling (SC), or psychoeducation (PE) completed in 1 session. One year after treatment, only 29% of the NET participants but 79% of the SC group and 80% of the PE group still fulfilled PTSD criteria. These results indicate that NET is a promising approach for the treatment of PTSD for refugees living in unsafe conditions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychologyen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshCognitive Therapyen
dc.subject.meshCounselingen
dc.subject.meshDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disordersen
dc.subject.meshEmigration and Immigrationen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHealth Educationen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshNarrationen
dc.subject.meshPsychotherapyen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshRefugeesen
dc.subject.meshSafetyen
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten
dc.subject.meshStress Disorders, Post-Traumaticen
dc.subject.meshSudanen
dc.subject.meshUgandaen
dc.titleA comparison of narrative exposure therapy, supportive counseling, and psychoeducation for treating posttraumatic stress disorder in an african refugee settlement.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany. frank.neuner@uni-konstanz.deen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychologyen
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