Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Keywords

evolution, emotion-focused therapy, PTSD, psychoeducation

Abstract

The aim of this article is to provide information and treatment suggestions to mental health services providers who work with couples with trauma-related problems. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment dropout rates, evolutionary perspective of PTSD, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), emotionally focused couples therapy, and psychoeducational strategies are discussed. A hypothetical case example is provided to illustrate how psychoeducation and information pertaining to trauma responses and evolution can be integrated with emotion-focused therapy to work with traumatized persons/couples in a private practice setting.

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Originally published as:

de Vries, S. R. (2017). Military related PTSD and working with couples in private practice: Emotion focused therapy, psychoeducation, and evolutionary perspective. VISTAS 2017. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/vistas

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